Wildgame Innovations IR4

Wildgame Innovations IR4

Wildgame Innovations IR4

Looking for a new game camera that comes with a price tag under $100.00? Then check out the new Wildgame Innovations IR4. This 4.0 megapixel game camera shoots still pictures, as well as 30 second video clips. It is another low cost infared digital game camera that has hit the market, and with the number of high priced game cameras on the market today, it is nice to see new low cost offerings.
The trigger speed on this camera was timed at around 2.5 - 2.8 seconds. Not bad for a $100 camera. While it might not be the best camera for a trail with passing deer, it would do just fine on a food plot, feeder, or corn pile. For use on trails, it is recommended that the IR4 be placed facing down the trail, instead of facing across it. This will give the PIR time to acquire the deer and fire the pictures or video.
The battery life is decent from the 4 C-cell batteries. This compact camera has 19 infared emitters that reach out to around 30 feet. The handy mounting eyes make it easy to attach this camera to a tree with the included bungee cords. It also has a lock hole for added security.
It has 16 MB of onboard memory, but will accept standard SDRAM memory cards for expansion. The setup and configuration is pretty easy, using the onboard LCD.
This isn't a top of the line camera when it comes to features and performance, but what do you expect for $100.00. I'd put this camera in the same class as similar low cost offerings from competitors like Wildview. If you are in the market for a cheap game camera, this one is worth a look.

10 Responses to “Wildgame Innovations IR4”

  1. Clint says:

    This camera takes wonderful pictures. It is even sensitive enough to capture smaller creatures such as rabbits, squirrels and even a skunk! My father owns a different camera and he was very impressed that mine was able to recognize that small of an animal. The only downside that I have encountered is that I am not able to set the camera to take multiple pictures at once, instead I can only set it on a time delay, the shortest of which is 30 seconds, or have it set to video recording. I have however had several pictures of deer on my camera, 3 bucks and 7 does, and some of the pictures were taken exactly 30 seconds apart, so the delay does not necessarily ruin the camera’s ability to give you more than one picture of every deer, the deer just need to be stopped or grazing.
    All in all I would give this camera extremly high marks for the picture quality, the memory, the infrared sensor, and the overall design and layout. Setting up the camera is simple, checking to verify how many pictures you have is easy, and the camo cover with mine really makes it unnoticable. The only recommendation I would have is spend the extra 60$ when you buy the camera and purchase a 12 volt battery adapter kit that most retail stores sell, the four C batteries do not last more than two weeks if you have the camera set to ‘all day’ mode, and having to run back to the woods every 9 days is really annoying, just to spend more money and replace some batteries. My father has the adapter kit, he has had his camera in the woods for a month and a half, hasnt charged his battery once.

    Good Luck hunting!!!!

    Clint

  2. Brad Ramby says:

    I need a tree lock for my camera any Ideas?

    Thank You

    Brad Ramby

  3. Check out CamLockBox.com. They offer security boxes for all makes and models of game cameras, including the IR4. I own some of their security boxes, and would personally recommend them. They are good people too!

  4. Terry Trudeau says:

    I have received a model#2 for a Christmas gift. I have followed the directions that are on the inside of the camera. It still won’t take pictures and the directions don’t tell you very much.
    I do all the settings and they work but I still can’t get any pictures. I would appreciate some better directions or help of any kind.

  5. One thing you could try is different memory. Some cameras don’t operate well with certain brands of memory cards. SANDisk is one of the better memory card to use. The IR4 comes with 64 MB of internal memory. You could try shooting on the internal memory to rule out your memory card. Short of that, you may have received a lemon. You might see if the store it was purchased from will still allow an exchange for a new one.

    If not, all of their game cameras are covered by a 1 year warranty. There are some stipulations for their warranty service, so it would be best to contact them directly to verify eligibility.

    I’d recommend you contact them here.

  6. Rich says:

    After the poor performance of my Stealthcam, this cheap one was a good performer. It takes good pics, day and night. On the down side though, one of the 2 I have, the IR must have stayed on and was fried when checked. The bateries were a tight fit and the terminal brackets broke on both. The terminal supports are thin plastic, so, be carefull replacing bateries. Battery life was about 3-4 weeks.

  7. Shane says:

    I had the same problem as Terry. Tried everything and it would not take a picture night or day settings. I tried on board memory, SD disk, 8 new batteries and reset it a dozen times. Luckily they took it back for exchange. Haven’t tried the new one yet. Plus they (wildgame) didn’t respond to my e mail131913191319 two days later.

  8. paul says:

    I was given two units last Christmas. I drew a bear permit this year 2011. Neither unit will take pictures. Any help or advice would be greatly taken. Thanks

  9. Try the following steps first:

    1. Remove the memory card.
    2. Remove all of the batteries.
    3. Press and hold the reset button for at least 7 seconds.
    4. Reinstall the batteries.
    5. Press and hold the reset button again for at least 7 seconds.

    If that doesn’t work, go to Wildgame Innovation’s website, and get their phone number for game camera support.
    Call them, and I am sure they will replace the units.
    I have been in touch with their support several times in the past. I have always been pleased. In my experience, they have gone above and beyond the call to ensuring that their customers are satisfied.

  10. rick says:

    is there any way to turn off the delay?

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