Day 6 Plotwatcher Pro Review
While it may lack a detection sensor, it is still equipped with features that make it a great tool for monitoring your area. This trail camera comes with a time lapse option that allows you to set intervals for as short as 2 seconds.
Other traditional game cameras also have this, but they are usually measured in minutes. This is too long and may cause you to not get the whole action.
With the Day 6 Plotwatcher Pro, you will surely not miss any activity that is going on in your area. This is because a short time lapse will give assurance that the camera will be able to capture every action in the field.
Taking photographs through time-lapse has some advantages. One of them is the range. Unlike motion detection, it is not dependent on movement to trigger it. Because of this, it can cover a broader and wider range. It is not limited by the range of a detection circuit. This trail camera will be able to capture the entire field, including those animals at a distance which is impossible with most conventional trail cameras.
Compared to regular trail cameras that might only pick up animals within its 50 yard range, this model will still be able to take photographs of animals whether they are 10 or 250 feet away. With this, you will be able to identify the kind of animals in your area as well as the directions and paths they are taking.
Through this one, you get to establish wildlife patterns in your field without needing to scout each section of your area using multiple trail cameras. Using the Day 6 Plotwatcher Pro, you will view the big picture in just a few minutes.
One great thing about this camera is that is has a simple design which makes it quite easy to set up. It comes with a 2.5 inch LCD screen for onboard camera setup, camera status messages, video aiming or support for an add-on zoom lens. It can also accommodate up to a 32GB SD card.
This is excellent news as you will be able store thousands of files in your camera without having to keep on changing a memory card. In addition, its battery life is three times more than most cameras, giving you more time to capture and scout your area.
However, this camera also has its share of disadvantages. It is not equipped with a flash which makes it unusable at night. It can only be used from dawn to dusk. As mentioned, it lacks motion detection and can only work on a time lapse mode. If you want something with a detection sensor, you can opt for other models instead.
Another setback of this model is that it stores the photos in video format. This makes the subject blurry especially if it is a bit far away. However, it is not entirely that unclear. You will still be able to determine what type of animal that is as well as its estimated size.
Overall, the Day 6 Plotwatcher Pro is a great choice for those who want to monitor the entire field and plot. It may lack a detection circuit that most cameras have, but it makes up for it with its time-lapse feature. You surely will not miss anything, whether near or far, with this camera.
- HD game camera that takes pictures every 5 to 10 seconds
- Allows you to analyze a potential hunting spot without manually scouting location
- 2.5-inch LCD for onboard camera setup
- Captures up to 1 million video images
- Game Finder software lets you review files in forward/reverse or scroll frame by frame
- 1,280 x 720 video resolution
- Up to 32GB of SD card storage
- Supports add-on zoom lens