The New Cuddeback Seen Model 1217

Cuddeback Seen 1217 Game Camera

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The Cuddeback Seen is a new infrared digital game camera from the Cuddeback.  It is really the first 'value-priced' game camera that they have released to the market.  With a list price of around $170.00, we have seen this trail camera selling below the $140.00 mark, which is about an 18% discount off of list pricing.

Cuddeback set out to release a low price game camera that still offered the fast performance that we expect from the Cuddeback brand.  Cuddeback has always been known for their fast trigger speeds, and the Seen boast a 1/2 second trigger.

They have also added Zone Control detection, allowing you to select from wide angle or Centered Subject Mode.  Their Center Subject technology takes pictures when the detected animal is in the center of the frame, giving you less pictures of noses and butts!  You end up with pictures that are worth looking at.

You can set a delay on this camera from 1 second to 3 minutes.  You may want to use the 1 second setting if you have the camera positioned on a hot trail.  Or use the 3 minute delay if you have the camera on a feeder. site.  You have the control depending upon your specific situation.

The battery life on this camera is decent.  On a set of 8 AA batteries, it can operate up to 4 months giving you thousands of pictures.  So you can get a whole season in on a single set of batteries.  They leverage their Battery Squeeze technology to continue to give good images and performance as the battery levels weaken.  Other cameras tend to suffer on quality as the battery charge gets low.

You can set this camera to operate during the daytime only, night time only, or both.  During the daytime, you can get color images.  During the night time, you get black and white (IR) images.  It also has a video mode that allows you to capture videos in 10, 20, or 30 second lengths at day or night.

Time Lapse mode allows this camera to take pictures automatically at intervals of 1 min, 15 min, 30 min, 1 hr, 3 hr, 6 hr, 12 hr, or 24 hr.  So this camera can act just like the Plotwatcher time lapse video camera.  This makes it ideal for monitoring large fields or open areas, where the game may not come close enough to the camera to trigger it.

You can expect decent quality from the 5 megapixel images.  They are pretty crisp and have vibrant colors.  See an example below.

Here is a video overview of the Cuddeback Seen:

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Sample Picture from the Cuddeback Seen.