I guess there are some that will safely use an external power source.
Mine in the picture is designed for use in all weathers and there is no weatherproof power socket (no power socket fitted), so it will only use batteries, which is what I bought it for.
I think we've hijacked someone else's thread here, but just a quickie pic, my cam catching a night-time prowler, on our fence....
You'll notice it not only timestamps the image, but also puts the temp in C & F as well.
I got mine last year and have only tested that it works, I will have to try it round at my Sisters and get the Fox that calls round.
Mine is a very old cam, it's only 3Mpxl.
I was browsing the web earlier, I think its more than time to upgrade.
Sensor: 5.0 Megapixel (2592 x 1944), 12.0 Megapixel (Interpolated)Video resolution: 1920 x 1080 (15fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 848 x 480 (30fps), 640 x480 (30fps)Trigger distance: Up to 20 metersTrigger time: Around 1 secondDetection angle sensor: 35°-40° (central sensor zone), 30° (side-facing sensor zones), 120° total sensor angleIR flash range: 20 metersPower: 4 or 8 x AA batteries type LR6 or External 6V AC-adaptorStandby: Up to 6 monthsLCD: 2.4" TFT colour displayMemory: SD / SDHC memory cards up to 32 GBConnectors: USB 2.0 port, DC-inFunctions: Multi-Shot 1 or 3 photos, Trigger interval 1 sec. to 60 sec. and 1 min. to 60 min., video length 1 - 60 sec. or 3, 5 or 10 min, time lapse, timer, keyword protection, picture imprint, alarm for low battery powerDimensions: Approx. 13.5 x 9.3 x 7.2 cm
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