You have spent a lot of time and energy installing the trail camera, and when you look at the images, you notice that a large part of them is far too blurry. This is a common problem. Partly because of the changeable and foggy weather, wildlife cameras have to deal with condensation on the lens, which causes the lens to give off blurry images.
Lens condensation is still a problem today. A panacea is therefore not (yet) available. However, to combat condensation there are a number of things you can do:
- Consider the type of terrain in which you place your trail camera. More open and watery terrains are easily susceptible to fog.
- Do not place the trail camera too low to the ground.
- Give your camera time to acclimatise. Place a zip lock bag around the camera, suck the air out, and let the camera get used to the location for about one hour.
- Use hand warmers or so-called 'heat pads' and stick them along the camera lens.
- Use an anti-condensation agent, such as 'Rain-X anti-rain'.
As you can see, there are several applications to go against blurry images. However, sometimes you have to deal with very changeable weather conditions or a foggy environment and you just can't escape it.