If you are in the market for a good trail camera, but don’t have hundreds of dollars to spare, take a look at this decent little model, the Crenova RD1000. Users have been overall very pleased with the camera for the price they paid. The Crenova RD1000 has everything a hunter needs, and not a lot of extra flair. It is a compact little camo box that does the job efficiently and correctly.
The trail camera that could fit in a hunter’s pocket, the Crenova RD1000 features many amazing options, such as the ability to run on only 4 batteries. This little camera has an auto sensor that only takes photos or videos when it detects motion. This saves battery power, and prevents it from taking pictures of nothing.
The camera also features very good video capture, including audio, so a bird watcher can benefit from using it. Many of the users remarked on the video option, enjoying getting to watch the animals as well as see photos of them.
It doesn’t matter where you live or hunt, this camera can handle it. It will still work even when the temperature drops to 20 below 0 F. Think the deep arctic! Or if you live in a desert, and need to see if any wildlife is lurking, the camera can withstand 140 degrees F. The camera is also waterproof, so hunters don’t have to worry about it breaking down after big storms.
Photos taken with the Crenova RD1000 tend to be average in quality, but decent enough to give hunters the information they need. Some users complained that the images were very poor about dusk. The photos switch to black and white at nighttime, and users all agree that the quality of these infrared images are very good.
The Crenova RD1000 has 42 LED lights with which to take quality photos, and has a 65 ft flash range. If the photos aren’t high res, just remember, that wasn’t the purpose of a hunting camera in the first place. All that really counts is if the camera actually takes a photo when an animal walks by.
Some users were extremely frustrated by the instruction booklet that is included with the camera. It appears to be translated from a foreign language, and the English translation is very poor and difficult to understand. Most people are able to toy around with the camera itself and figure out how it works without needing the manual, however, so that is really not a big problem.
The two things not included in the package when you buy this camera are batteries and an SD card, both of which can be purchased quite cheaply. The batteries are AA, and can be regular or rechargeable. The camera can take 4 or 8 batteries, depending on how many images you want, or how long you want to go between replacing them. A 32 GB SD card is recommended, because more images can then be stored before it is full. Up to 1 million images can be stored on the SD card!
By and large, most of the users loved this handy, affordable camera. They all go on and on about its features, how easy it is to use, and how nice the video, audio, and photo abilities are for their needs. Read more trail camera reviews on Trail Camera Expert
The following are the top positive and negative reviews on Amazon for the Crenova RD1000:
This Crenova 2.4″ LCD Display 12 Megapixel 1080P HD 120° Wide Angle Infrared Night Vision Waterproof Hunting Trail Game Camera is easy to configure and works very well, both in daylight and at night. I am a hunter and set this up at one of my favorite spots and was pleased to see both doe and bucks passing through the area (see pictures).
The unit is well made and designed for easy access, even when mounted on a tree. The door opens and gives access to the controls for instant viewing of the captured video or stills. The unit was out in the elements (cold and rain) for over a week before I had a chance to check on it and it performed flawlessly. Be sure to put it “Test” mode to ensure the movement and expected distance will trigger the capture you need (a LED will indicate that it is working). The video results are very good and are fun to watch but the stills are the most useful for my needs of watching for the biggest bucks in the area.
You will need to provide your own microSD card and 8xAA batteries.
The Top Negative Review:
HORRIBLE OWNERS’ MANUAL
Byjnjjon August 19, 2015
Holy smokes! What’s wrong with the seller of this product. If they’re really monitoring the reviews on Amazon, why in the world haven’t they changed the owners’ manual so that it’s readable! The translation from whatever language it was written in to English is moronic and laughable. And their YouTube video is almost useless. After fiddle-farting around figuring out the setup, the infrared and image quality are very good. I hope the lousy instructions don’t translate into a lousy camera.