Caldwell Camera ....Good or Not So Good

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  1. Davey Boy

    Davey Boy

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    I'm looking for any user reviews on the Caldwell Target Camera from any of you who have one.
    I searched this forum and the last comments about this camera are over 1 year old.
    So now that they have been out there that much longer, how does everyone feel about them.

    Good, bad, how does the company stand behind any problems with them?
    They are between $5-6 hundred Canadian so I want some truthful reviews before I jump on one.

    Also the cheapest I can find is $353.84 on EBay with $17.15 shipping. USD Anyone know of any less expensive place that sell them who will ship to Canada?

    Thanks in advance fellas
     
  2. dickn52

    dickn52 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Get a target vision instead. This one I know works.
     
  3. shoot4fun

    shoot4fun Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have owned and used the Caldwell camera system for a few months now. It sets up quickly and easily, syncs up perfectly with the wi-fi on my iPad and it provides nice sharp images. It has some nice abilities for saving, cropping, etc of the images and, maybe best of all, it is a complete kit that comes all neatly packed in a cordura case. My experience is with use out to 600 yards. Caldwell is a Battenfield Technologies and owned by AOBC (Smith & Wesson Holding) and they have always had easy warranty repair/replacement on any BTI product I've had.
     
  4. Dakota_Mike

    Dakota_Mike Gold $$ Contributor

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    I've had mine for over a year and have been happy with it. Mainly use it at 600yds. I also have a homemade camera but prefer the Caldwell for ease of use and quick setup.
     
  5. DeadEyeDick45

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  6. Davey Boy

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    Thanks fellas, it seems that every one is happy with the Caldwell so I will watch to see if I can catch it on sale. Its interesting in the reviews to hear that some of the other apps available work better than Caldwell's do.
     
  7. snakepit

    snakepit Silver $$ Contributor

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    I have had my Caldwell Target Camera for over a year and have been mostly satisfied with it and would purchase it again. I use it mostly at 600 yards and seldom have had to use the receiver antenna to have a clear picture on either my tablet or cellphone. It is easy and quick to set up. Rather than use the stakes it comes with to secure the tripod to the ground I use a 10 lb bag of lead shot set on top of one of the leg braces which is necessary to help secure the tripod in the wind. The one thing Caldwell needs to improve on is the flexible bracket that holds the camera and secures it to the tripod. Over time the bracket seems to loosen up with no way to adjust it tighter and sometimes the camera wants to sag. I called Caldwell after about 8 months of use and they sent me another flexible bracket which was just like the original one and after 5 months use it also has started to have that sagging problem with the camera mounted on it. I also wish it had the feature that the Bullseye Target Camera system has where the bullet hole of the last shot fired flashes on the screen. With a lot of bullet holes on a target it can get difficult to find the most recent hole.
     
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  8. Davey Boy

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    I have read about the problem with the bracket before. They must know about the problem, hopefully they will fix it. In one of the reviews a fella mentioned that other apps work with the caldwell system. I wonder if the bullseye app would connect with the caldwell camera. The bullseye app is free to down load, anyone who has a caldwell care to see if it will connect to the bullseye app. Or is that not a kosher thing to do?
     

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