Trail cameras and their manufactures are in a constant race. Part of the race is money, another part is sales brochures. If in doubt then find a specification that list what a trail camera will do. Well you can't really find such a spec, you will find a lot of variables and disclaimers. The reason is location, location, location. Trail cameras are end user controlled and this alone would drive a Philadelphia Lawyer crazy if they were to try and develop a proof positive document that could be defended in court much less on a trail. Recently kellory and I were discussing the subject of trail cameras and I realized I had my own experience to draw from but nothing I could put down as solid information. So in my spare time I did some reviews of what my cameras will do. Here are a few things to consider on trail cameras use. 1. What are you trying to capture? 2. What time period are you looking to record? 3. What season will see the greater use? 1. What are you trying to capture? Now that sounds pretty easy to define and it might be if your area does not have domestic animals in the area. Domestic animals in my test of the last 4 days trip the cameras 75% of the time. This is an important number if you want to have a plan of reviewing your recorded events. 2. What time period are you looking to record? This can be divided by light and dark or both. This decision will play a large part of how long your batteries will last as does item 1. In this the night time load can be at least 3 different types of flash units, each requiring a different load on the batteries and a quality of the picture that varies immensely. Photo flash, this is a standard type flash and can be used to collect color prints. Dark Flash is one that is the least desirable unless you're looking to capture humans on your land. IR Flash most used but many have a reddish glow and can be detected by most animals and all humans. 3. What season will see the greater use? This factor can exhibit the most variables into your battery use. Cold kills batteries, in my case, in just 4 days I had a low battery indicator. From a full charge to a Low Battery indicated on the cameras read out. Some cameras do not have this feature and others have a shut down point or will only take pictures in the daylight at a certain point of the design. Summer use on known trials and no domestic animal in shaded area and warm climate can extend to months. This is but an overview and one reason others need to spend time using the camera to understand the minimum of its design.