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nexus6
Sep 2, 2011

If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes

Hope this is the right place to post this, let me know if it's not.

My folks are keen gardeners and have a lot of bird feeders in their garden. They like to watch the birds come and go but only really get the opportunity to do so when they're not at work/out/e.t.c. Plus birbs don't like to come feed while they're in the garden so they end up watching through windows.

I'd like to get them a camera so they can see what comes and goes while they are out but I'm a bit overwhelmed by what's available on the market and not really sure what suits my needs.

Ideally I'd be looking for:
  • something that that can stand up to being outdoors in typical UK weather (rain/wind/snow/not really extreme temperatures)
  • saving videos to a SD card or similar so there's a simple way to view recorded videos
  • rechargeable battery so it doesn't need to be plugged in constantly
  • easily mountable in different locations
  • night vision/motion sensing not a necessity but a nice perk if available
  • reasonable price point - this is a neat gadget not mission critical to the garden's survival

I guess I'm looking for a nanny cam can be safely left outdoors.

Any suggestions/recommendations welcome.

nexus6 fucked around with this message at 14:45 on Sep 19, 2018

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spog
Aug 7, 2004

It's your own bloody fault.


https://gardenature.co.uk/

These people are the market leaders in the UK, sell quite a range of stuff and it's quality stuff, not alibaba crap.

They have a lot fo good endorsements, too.

64bit_Dophins
Jan 2, 2014
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spog posted:

https://gardenature.co.uk/

These people are the market leaders in the UK, sell quite a range of stuff and it's quality stuff, not alibaba crap.

They have a lot fo good endorsements, too.

I was going to tell the OP to post in the photography board but tbh this is really cool and I'm probably going to get my mom one of these for Christmas.

nexus6
Sep 2, 2011

If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes

spog posted:

https://gardenature.co.uk/

These people are the market leaders in the UK, sell quite a range of stuff and it's quality stuff, not alibaba crap.

They have a lot fo good endorsements, too.

That stuff is cool and all but I'm just looking for a way for them to see the birds at the feeders closer than standing at the window, not film Springwatch. Nearly 200 for a camera is a bit more than what I was expecting tbh.

spog
Aug 7, 2004

It's your own bloody fault.


SJ4000 gopro knock off or similar?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uirzCD-qALE

60 on Amazon

nexus6 posted:

[*]something that that can stand up to being outdoors in typical UK weather (rain/wind/snow/not really extreme temperatures) - Yes
[*]saving videos to a SD card or similar so there's a simple way to view recorded videos -Yes
[*]rechargeable battery so it doesn't need to be plugged in constantly*
[*]easily mountable in different locations-Yes
[*]night vision/motion sensing not a necessity but a nice perk if available- yes
[*]reasonable price point - this is a neat gadget not mission critical to the garden's survival-Yes
[/list]

Battery life is the weak point if you want to leave it out all day: maybe 3 hours on a single battery.

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