thehunter

Sony S600

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What is the Shutter speed on the Sony? How does it compair with the P32 or P41??

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It is definitely going to be slower, especially at night..

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How does it work as a Trail Cam. Rate it from 1- to - 10 with 10 as the highest.

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Asked the same question myself a day or so ago: about 2 secs day, 4 secs nite. Possibly a little slower if you go IR.

 

Stronger flash than either a 32 or 41. It's a 6mp cam, so maxed out it would likely give you better photos.

 

Edit: almost forgot...s600 is much harder to hack than the other two.

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I use a wide angle lens on mine and it works ok for a trail cam. My night pics are under 3 seoinds, which is fine for close pictures on trails.

 

My only problem is that I forgot to leave the lens cover open when I hacked mine and not sure if I even want to open the thing up again to cut the black wire :D these are not easy to hack.

 

Here's a bobcat picture on a trail up close, but heard the lens open. The lens going out isn't too bad.

 

I do like the picture quality if it would stop raining.

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I guess I will find out how hard it is to hack. Just purchase one. NIB /$120 +tax. Of course I needed another camera. I just could not pass up the price.

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When I get rdy to do my s600, there's a good chance I'll be mailing it to ^^^^^^^^ :)

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I use a wide angle lens on mine and it works ok for a trail cam. My night pics are under 3 seoinds

 

Cliff unless you have one with differnt firmware, the minimum time at night from sensor triggering to a picture being fired is pretty much hard coded and can not be changed by a board. Its been a while since I messed with one but if I remember right it was 3.78 seconds minimum at night

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I haven't set mine up yet for over 10 feet distance from the trail, but seems to be under 3 seconds and more like 2.5 for all the testing I've done.

 

Is the code for focusing or charging the flash? I do know that in the timber most of my cameras use the flash during the day because of the low light.

 

I'm sure I would have noticed if the time was over 3 seconds. I do my tests at night set in the yard with a background at 10 feet. I leave a small area on the back of the cam not painted so I can see the green light on the camera, I then trigger the sensor and start my timing from the time the green light goes on till the flash. It has stayed steady from 2.5 to 3 seconds, but always under 3 seconds.

 

I will check the cam today, it's set at 10 feet for bobcats and has a great background to reflect the flash. I set it so the animal has to climb up onto a log, which will slow it down, so not sure if it is a good test for timing, but think I have the SSS board set on double pic mode.

 

I use the settings on auto and the SSS board set on one second, will do some more checking on this.

 

cliff

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Make sure it is DARK Cliff. Thats where the time starts dragging out. This was tested with a micro that was triggered with light that started the camera and a stop watch at the same time and the camera flash stopped the stopwatch.

 

EDIT: BTW Cliff, if you are using a wide angle you may likely be picking up movement earlier than you may think.

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Butch, is this 3.78 second time using the focus circuit (half press shutter) or a three wire hack where you bypass the focus circuit? Seems long to me if you are just tripping the shutter without any focusing being done. I would think that night pics would only be longer because of the pre flash and that is not adding that must to the time. I thought the three wire hack eliminated the half press of the shutter button (time the camera is trying to lock the focus) and is faster then a four wire where the half press focus is used? How often would a s600 need to be refreshed to get the fastest times and what is being used or recommended for refresh.

 

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It didn't matter. I tried it both ways and the time I got was the minimum both ways. I also tried every setting in the imagination. This was back when the S600 first came out and there is no guarantee there has not been a firmware revision. This was also in the dark. There appeared to be an algorithum the camera went thru when it was dark before it would go to a default and shutter a picture. The stopwatch was turned off by the first camera flash and ignored any second so it should have been accurate to within 1/100th second or as accurate as the stopwatch.

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Also, I have not heard anyone else saying they are getting faster times.. The Development Team tested this camera thoroughly and the results were always the same...

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