Browning trail cam life expectancy

Posted by: Wood Smoke II

Browning trail cam life expectancy - 07/01/19 03:43 PM

I have two older Browning Strike Force Elite trail cameras that I purchased in 2015 or 2016. So far so good with both of them. Both stay out in the woods on a small piece of property in north GA most of the year & I only check them every so often. More in the fall & winter but almost not at all in the warm weather. They take great pics & videos & battery life is quite long. Iím just curious if they have a useful life span and how many years I can hope to get out of them. Any comments or experiences with camera longevity? Thanks.
Posted by: emptymag

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 07/01/19 08:38 PM

Iíve had some that donít work new regardless of brand so Iíd say your ahead of the curve.
Posted by: Wood Smoke II

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 07/02/19 05:08 AM

Originally Posted By: emptymag
Iíve had some that donít work new regardless of brand so Iíd say your ahead of the curve.


These cameras have pretty much been flawless so far. Lots and lots of videos and still pics, and image quality is very good even when set at the next to best/highest image resolution. Leaving them out in the woods for months & months on end results in a ton of usual deer pictures & lots with nothing in them except little critters like squirrels & birds, but once in awhile I get a great shot of a mature gobbler or a big black bear at night. If they ever finally do fail, then Iíve got a lot of use out of them and most likely would get the same Browning to replace them.
Posted by: TheOpticZone

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 07/02/19 08:02 AM

I have 5 of them that I use and I am happy with them. They have performed as expected. I have a couple of the cheaper models and the picture/video quality is not the greatest, but they work for what I need them for. I have been using them for about 5 years so far. Love the battery life. Can get almost 4-5 months out of a set.
Posted by: Wood Smoke II

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 07/03/19 06:38 PM

Originally Posted By: TheOpticZone
I have 5 of them ........


With 5 cameras, ever briefly forget where you put one after leaving it out and extended time? Iím going to check cards & batteries in my two on Friday, and honestly I had to think where I moved one of them back in March! rolleyes
Posted by: TheOpticZone

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 07/11/19 12:58 PM

I would say yes. I actually have 9 out, so sometimes I mark it down on the topo. w00t
Posted by: TXCOONDOG

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 07/11/19 04:15 PM

I put mine on public land and use my GPS to mark each location
Posted by: 22 Chuck

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 08/07/19 04:42 PM

Around here Id say thed last till someone stole them or some yahoo shot them if you cabelled and locked them. This is mostly public land and the public respect for others has greatly deteroriated in the past couple generations.

Im expecting to put one out to watch for deer/coyote but am trying to figure how to conceal. Suggestions?
Posted by: spotstalkshoot

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 08/09/19 10:01 AM

People seem to leave small bird or bluebird houses alone.
Posted by: Theshedhunter

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 08/12/19 11:55 AM

I accidentally left my Browning cam out all winter. It took over 1000 pictures and still had a wee bit of battery life when I was able to return and retrieve it.
Posted by: BigMo

Re: Browning trail cam life expectancy - 08/17/19 09:18 PM

I have 2 that are 5 years old. Still work great. I
have 1 more that is only 3 years old and a
dark ops that is only 1 year old. The dark ops
is not near the camera the strike force ones
have been.