My primary use, at least initially, will be to check prospective bow stand sites before I move my stand or set up a new one. These will be on trails headed towards a feeder or other food source but not right at the feeder. The deer on my lease don't seem to hit the feeders during daylight until very late in the season so I'm hoping to find out where they do want to be.
That situation requires a true pure "Trail cam
era". These are cam
eras with a very fast trigger time.
Alot of cam
eras have a 3 second reaction time, others with fast trigger times sometimes have "sleep mode" issues which means the cam
era stays active for a time, then goes into sleep mode with no activity. Once it gets activity it "wakes up" and subsequent action triggers the cam
I use a Bushnell 119200, they are found in the $120 range lately. It boasts a .25 second reaction time, takes pretty good quality images... its flash sucks though for night usage and it doesnt have external port for solar or external batterys. Some 119200's have the above mentioned "sleep mode" issue but bushnell is replacing those models for free.
The new Moultries will have a 1 second reaction time and they will have the sleep mode feature removed. Time will tell however just how the models will turn out.