Posted: 09/07/2017 at 18:03
Icefox cameras are really good. Mine was £100 - plus £8 for a memory card from Amazon. The version I bought is no longer available (on Amazon) - but sure there will be other Icefox models on there https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BXS8D5G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I've had it a year and it works for stills and video, day and night and captures audio on the video.
It's aimed at my wildlife pond and, apart from a wide variety of birds, I've captured (so far) half a dozen local cats (drinking and chasing a mouse), mice (1 with enormous ears that seems to bounce), 2 rats playing (!), numerous hogs (2 together one night, 3 nights when one swam the full length of the pond and a baby one last night), a fox, frogs - and a disturbing flying thing that looked like a massively oversized dragonfly (that one made me wary of going out in the dark!).
And now I know why my hundreds of taddies have dwindled in number - female Blackie fishes them out, bashes them on the stones and swallows them whole. The male, interestingly, seems to prefer my pond snails.
It used 8 batteries but they last about a month or more. I don't put it out when it's windy / raining or I end up with a couple of hundred 50mb films to wade through.
Warning - it gets addictive!!!!!