RECONYX HyperFire High Output Covert IR 3.1 Megapixel Digital Scouting Camera
Bar None, The Best Camera
I have 3 Reconyx camera's, 2 Hyperfire 600 and one older. I've been using these 3 camea's in my best locations because of their quickness, pictures and reliability. For example: I put out the three camera's on May 26th and pulled cards on July 1st. I had over 8,000 pictures without a single spoked animal. I have pictures of eyes, inside of ears and noses. The deer even fog the len's due to being so close to the camera having their picture taken. I've been using these camera's for 5 years without a single failure. I have gotten of 60,000 pictures on a single set of Lithium batteries. I have 3 other camera's, 2 cuddybacks and 1 wildgame innovation and the Reconyx smokes these camera's. I budget for a new camera every other year. My experience with the cheaper camera's is you get what you pay for!!!!
July 2, 2012
I have also reviewed the 500 as 5 stars. Great camera. A ton of pictures. Great battery life. I see a review or two where the post says it is a bad night camera. I think (as you will see by my posts) that the only picures that are bad are those beyond the range. The camera is very specific how far you can take pictures at night. If you try to take a picture from 50 yards it isn't going to be great. But the photos I show here have deer in them at 10 yards and about 25 yards. Both are clear. Great camera. I have 4 Reconyx (2 500s and 2 600s#. I am not sure you need to buy the 600. But, if you want to spend the extra $100 go for it. Here is a good comparison two photos #1 600 and 1 500). I have no regrets and even with 4 I will probably buy one or two more for my hunting property. One last point, as in my 500 post. The software that comes with the camera is very cool. You can frame your property, your food plots, etc. from a satelite view and then show where the cameras are which allows you to track movement, etc. GREAT PRODUCT!
January 18, 2014
Third Reconyx for a reason
This camera is the third Reconyx we've purchased. We had a Reconyx camera set up next to another supposedly top rated brand camera. The Reconyx camera would take 10 or more photos to the other cameras one. We had a 140 class buck come in to the camera. The other camera had it sure enough as they advertise in the center of the field of view, but only one photo. The Reconyx had the deer as it strolled through the field of view and out the other side almost like a movie as you'd scroll though the photos on the computer. Two down sides of the Reconyx camera are that you will have too many photos to look through, but I'd rather go through multiple photos as miss a photo of a monster buck and, second, that it's an expensive camera compared to other cameras on the market. Typically, when we pull a card on the Reconyx stealth camera, we'll have any where from 2000 to 4000 photos to look through on the computer. Make sure that you have the camera set up where wind doesn't blow bushes as you'll have a lot of photos of wind movement if you do. Put it in a protected environment and you will have nothing but game and small animal photos. We'll be adding other cameras to our setups as we can afford their camera, but from our results with Reconyx, they will be Reconyx.
October 4, 2010
I have four other cameras but the Reconyx HC 600 ( this is my second one ) is the best by far. The batteries last all season long and the setup is simple. One of my Reconyx cameras even withstood a bear mauling. I would have no problem recomending this camera. The cost is a bit high but if the camera last long enough, if figure I will break even on the cost of batteries alone.
October 12, 2011