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Old 10-20-2019, 12:05 PM   #1
tmcw
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Default Trail Camera - gone faulty

I got this trail camera a while back, a relatively cheap one, I think it was about 30.

Anyway, I used it a few times, and the night-time video and pictures were decent enough, I thought, for the price. The two photos uploaded taken by the camera are before (with crows) and after (different location). The after photo shows that the image is full of static and has gone a pink hue.

The static noise has the same pattern on all the photos taken now, and I'm wondering how that might have happened. If you notice on the bad photo, in the top-left corner, you might be able to make out 2 electrical wires going diagonally through the corner, these are high voltage wires (I dunno the voltage, maybe 80 or 110kV, and IIRC, there is a third wire also) from the nearby hydro-electric station, I reckon about 15-20 meters off the ground.

Would the high-voltage proximity from the wire damage the camera sensor?

Or is it just a shitty Chinese-made POS, that was going to go bad sooner or later?

I've also uploaded photos of the board and camera/sensor.
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