So in 2012 and 2013 I bought a total of 8 Reconyx HC500 cameras. These are the cheaper model that can typically be bought for around $450 new. I have had most of these cameras working and in the woods full time for 3 to 4 years now. I mean I never turn them off, not even in the summer, all I do is change batteries when needed which isn’t very often! Well I finally had one malfunction. The PIR wasn’t working correctly so I sent it in for repairs. I received it in the mail yesterday with a new motion sensor, firmware upgrade, new updated door seal, and full diagnostic tests. Also a very nice free hat! All for a grand total of FREE!! Can’t recommend these cameras enough! They are simply the most reliable cameras available, and the batteries last forever! Also with their codeloc feature they are useless to someone who may rob you of one.