I`m looking for a trail camera for my bear site, something that takes reasonable pictures day and night , small and cheap. Something that if I lose it to bears or thieves that I won`t lose any sleep over. I tried a Tasco that they had on sale, supposed to be 12 mp, but I find the picture quality terrible and the night pictures all washed out. I am not expecting award winning photos, but just decent pictures of what is around. I made all my own trail cameras 20 odd years ago, using 1.3 mp cheap flash cameras, and they will take really good pictures compared to the 12mp Tasco. Its just that my cameras are harder on batteries and a lot larger, so they are harder to conceal.
I do have a Stealth cam and I really like it and would not want to lose it, and I don`t really like to put it out at my bear site, I save it more for deer hunting at our camp, and can leave it out for long periods. So if there is nothing cheap I guess I will dig out my home made ones and fire them up. They are a little bulky compared to today`s cameras and the old cards don`t hold a lot of pictures and only a few weeks on a set of batteries, but at least they take good pictures