aldi trail cameras

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jimmy milnes

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Hi all
Purchased two trail cameras from aldi a couple of months ago but both seem to suffer from whats like a filter behind the main lense slipping to the side this seems to affec the picture quality.
Was wondering if anyone else has had this problem with them please ?
Kind regards
Jimmy
 

Paulham

Member
The filter is supposed to move, I thought mine was broken when I first saw it.

I think-
the filter is a IR filter which goes in front if the lens in daytime so that the camera sensor doesn't see ir which would ruin the footage (infrared light focuses at different lengths than visable light)
​at night it moves out the way so that the infrared LEDs can brighten up the image
 

jimmy milnes

Well-Known Member
The filter is supposed to move, I thought mine was broken when I first saw it.

I think-
the filter is a IR filter which goes in front if the lens in daytime so that the camera sensor doesn't see ir which would ruin the footage (infrared light focuses at different lengths than visable light)
​at night it moves out the way so that the infrared LEDs can brighten up the image

Cheers paul
Guess ill have to see what happens then just looked like it moving when it shouldn't do but if yours is the same must be good
Regards
Jimmy
 

bewsher500

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The filter is supposed to move, I thought mine was broken when I first saw it.

I think-
the filter is a IR filter which goes in front if the lens in daytime so that the camera sensor doesn't see ir which would ruin the footage (infrared light focuses at different lengths than visable light)
​at night it moves out the way so that the infrared LEDs can brighten up the image


that sounds like a really expensive design.......for the product

digital IR cameras can show normal footage in daylight with relatively standard chips

is there a mechanism attached to the filter to move it?
 

norma 308

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My lidl ones are the same and continue to amaze me with the picture quality for £69 .the filter moves on both of mine ,I have seen the same camera elsewhere for £100 .
​norma
 
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1066

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Been very pleased with mine - Yes, filter flips out the way automatically when not needed. Here's a night clip of the badgers at the bottom of my garden.


 

jimmy milnes

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So what causes the inner lens to move then please as both mine seem to be in the half covered position. .. think it maybe a phone call on Tuesday..
Regards Jimmy
 

jonc30

Member
I thought the same with mine when I bought it. It seems that the filter is uncontrolled when the camera is off. I think you can turn it on and then cover the lens and sensor and the mechanism will operate.

I haven't got mine here to check, but worth a look if you haven't already
 

jimmy milnes

Well-Known Member
I thought the same with mine when I bought it. It seems that the filter is uncontrolled when the camera is off. I think you can turn it on and then cover the lens and sensor and the mechanism will operate.

I haven't got mine here to check, but worth a look if you haven't already
Cheers jonc ill give it a try when I get back home
 

Paulham

Member
So what causes the inner lens to move then please as both mine seem to be in the half covered position. .. think it maybe a phone call on Tuesday..
Regards Jimmy
Turn it in and get it to motion detect record, it will flip out the way or in the way depending if its day or night
 
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