Best Hunting & Trail Cameras in 2020



Victure Trail Game Camera 16MP 1080P Full HD with Waterproof Clamshell Design No Glow Hunting Camera with Night Vision Motion Activated for Wildlife Watching Review:


 I recently bought the HC300 wildlife camera for my backyard as part of a vine program. I've also reviewed the HC400 trail camera, but after my experience with the HC300, I'm considering knocking off a star from the 400.

Pros:
-The layout, and buttons are much easier to use, especially when the camera is mounted. The door is simply the cover (the HC400 has the camera in the door, and the battery compartment in the body). The off-test-on switch on the 300 is on the front, so you can more easily see how it's set.
-I found the HC300 does a much better job of capturing photos and video together.
-The HC300 camera is much more responsive on detecting wildlife. I get far fewer "empty" pictures with this camera.
-The picture and video quality are both very good. I've uploaded a nighttime video, and a couple nighttime stills. I included a daytime photo to show the photo quality
-The sound recording is actually really good on these. I've been impressed with how sensitive the microphones are
-The camera puts date, time, temperature and moon phase on each photo and video.
-As silly as it sounds, the connecting strap on the HC300 is much improved, so is easier on and off.

Cons:
-The motion sensor seems a bit flimsy and seems like it will be one of the first things to go bad on it.
-Like the HC400, the camera requires 8 AA batteries. It doesn't seem to go through them quickly, but it is still a shocking number of batteries to have to use. (the HC300 does have an input
-I knocked a star off for "easy to use" since the buttons aren't easily decipherable (especially when operating in the freezing cold) unlike the HC400.

My overall experience with this company's cameras has been very positive. I really liked the 400, and jumped at the chance to buy and try out the HC300 and am glad I did. The minor cons are outweighed by the better camera response, and better video.



OUDMON Trail Game Camera 16MP 1080p 30fps FHD IP67 Waterproof Wildlife Scouting Hunting Cam with 940nm 48Pcs No Glow IR LEDs Motion Activated Night Vision 2.4" LCD Review:


 I've always been on the fence about buying a trail camera, but I figured I might as well just do it. I didn't want to spend a fortune, because it is an item that I don't necessarily need. At the price point of this trail camera, I didn't mind doing it.

The quality of build to this camera is excellent. It is very heavy duty. I was expecting something a little more flimsy, but it is heavy and sturdy. It makes me feel safe about having it outside in all types of weather conditions. The controls were a little hard to read, but that didn't matter to much because the buttons themselves weren't bad. Having a screen on the inside is also a huge plus. You don't have to worry about taking out the SD card (not included) to bring it to a computer to look at the pictures. You can do it straight from the trail camera.

The quality of the pictures is amazing also. Unfortunately at the time of writing this review, I did not capture pictures of any wildlife, but I will have this camera outside a lot, so I can update it when I acquire some. The video also captures in 1080p. Another added bonus to this trail camera.

This is a great trail camera for the price and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for one.



Victure Trail Game Camera with Night Vision Motion Activated 1080P 12MP Hunting Trap Cameras with Low Glow and Upgraded Waterproof IP66 for Outdoor Wildlife Watching Review:


I have used this outdoors for the past 4 days since it arrived and have had excellent results, in the current SUB ZERO Michigan weather. The batteries even in the cold weather are still almost fully charged.
Easy set up for photos, videos and a mix of both. Even time lapse.
Adjustable photo quality, video length etc are all in the settings.
Make sure that you have a memory card on hand since you wont be able to use it without one. This is actually a good feature , otherwise you might try using it with no memory card inserted and be disappointed later when you go to review your shots and discover you didn't put one in.
They even include an adjustable bracket to attach the camera to a tree or post....very handy.
Already caught a fox on camera in my back yard!!
I've already ordered a 6 volt power supply that I can plug into my camera for continued backyard outdoor use.



Campark Trail Game Camera-14MP 1080P Waterproof Hunting Scouting Cam with 3 Infrared Sensors for Wildlife Monitoring with 120°Detecting Range Motion Activated Night Vision 2.4” LCD 42pcs IR LEDs Review:


Campark Trail Game Camera 14MP 1080P Waterproof Hunting Scouting Cam for Wildlife Monitoring with 120°Detecting Range Night Vision 2.4" LCD IR LEDs
I have been using trail/game cameras for over six years and this one has excellent features and performance for the price as of this writing 62$ . Most important to me is sensitivity and high quality imagery and video and the quality of 14MP imagery and 1080 and 720 video is impressive. The most important workload feature to me is the live image preview and media review - this used to be unheard of at this price point. I have paid 150 and 180 for cameras that didn't have this feature. It is so much better to see exactly what area you are going to capture and what you have captured so far without removing the camera or the disk to check the media in the computer. I have taken hundreds of images and several hundred 1 minute videos while testing this on a single set of batteries so am impressed with battery life. Trigger sensitivity has been quite good with the side sensors and the highest setting you can catch the animal in action just as they enter the frame - see the picture attached of just the nose of an elk triggering and the head of a squirrel then they jump into action. I use these cameras to get close ups of birds and small mammals as well as large game and can get clear video and triggers on birds as small as chickadees. Minimum focus distance is about 24 inches so if you put the subject closer than that it will naturally be a little out of focus so account for that in your shoot layout all cameras have that issue you can't get too close and be in focus. Another nice feature is a mounting bracket for a permanent installation which would be useful for home security monitoring applications. I triggered on myself many times walking around so I'm sure it would be good for monitoring trespassing and suspicious activity at least 50 to 75 feet away. The IR night lights are very bright. I made a comprehensive video review on YouTube if you want to see that just search CamPark 14MP Trail Camera Test and look for the one with a big elk on the thumbnail.



Campark Small Trail Game Camera-12MP 1080P HD Wildlife Waterproof Scouting Hunting Camera with 120° Wide Angle Lens and Night Vision 2” LCD IR LEDs Review:


 I bought this camera for surveilling my home since there has been a recent increase of break-ins in my neighborhood. I wanted a reasonably priced camera that would record and photograph any movement in my backyard. The camera setup took me about 30 minutes, because I like to read all the details for the settings and modes. I think it can be done faster though.

I really like that you have the mode choices of recording video, taking photos, or the combination of both. I selected both as this allows me to get still shots as well as movement. The camera menu is easy to navigate and the selections are easy to understand. Again, I used the manual as a guide for my choices while I was doing the setup. Altogether I was able to setup and install the camera in under an hour. As for installation, the only thing I didn’t like was the buckle on the mounting belt. It feels a bit flimsy, but it gets the job done.

As with most consumer electronics these days, you will need to purchase an SD card and batteries. However, I didn’t expect that a wall charger (power adapter) would NOT be included with the USB cable. Although, I don’t find this to be a big deal since I have USB charging ports in my home, my car, and at work. The camera does not have wi-fi capabilities either, so be prepared to hook it up to your computer via USB to transfer your videos and photos.

If you want to take multiple extended videos in lengths of time like 5-10 minutes and at a high resolution, you’ll need more storage on your SD card. The example they give in the manual is, if you set the resolution to 1920x1080 and a video length of 10 seconds, you can record about 58 minutes of video. If you lower the resolution to 640x480 with a video length of 10 seconds then you can get 203 minutes of recorded video. So the larger the SD card storage capacity is the higher quality and longer videos you can get. Same goes for photos. Since I want higher quality and longer videos, but still want to be economical, I chose a 64GB SD card. There are so many choices Nd combinations in the settings that you should definitely be able to find the setup that suits you.

I have the video resolution set at 12 MP (1920x1080) and the photo resolution set the same. To begin with, I selected to snap 3 still photos and record 30 seconds of video each time the sensors picked up any motion. I’ve uploaded a video so you can see what it looks like with these settings. I didn’t catch anyone on video during the night, but I’m pretty sure my dog activated it this morning. I suppose he wanted to show off all the toys he has laying around the backyard. Side note: It was below freezing the entire time I had the cam setup. So, no issues for me with below freezing temps!

All-around, it’s a solid little camera. I may purchase a couple more to cover my entire yard instead of forking out hundreds of dollars for security cams.



MOSPRO Trail Camera Viewer for iPhone iPad Mac & Android, SD & Micro SD Memory Card Reader to View Photos and Videos from any Wildlife Scouting Game Cam on Smartphone for Deer Hunter Black Review:


Excellent device for immediate viewing of the video captured from my mini camera when my husband and his girlfriend pulled out in front of me on the way to a store and tried to say I was following them. Being able to review the video from my mini cam gave me immediate relief that I had proof I had been on the way home from work and had not been following or behind them for 32 Miles and they were the ones that pulled out in front of me from a gas station and refused to move over and let me pass them. I was able to download the video to my iPhone and send it to my attorney immediately. We were ready to play it in court if necessary using this device. I keep the mini cam on and recording any time I’m in the car and this player is with me at all times in case it’s needed to view any video recorded in the car.



Trail Camera Viewer SD Card Reader - 4 in 1 SD and Micro SD Memory Card Reader to View Hunting Game Camera Photos or Videos on Smartphone, Camouflage Review:


 This Trail Camera Viewer SD Card Reader is very sturdy. The camouflage skinned casing is strong and the connectors are all protected by snap on covers that appear to be equally strong. I have not tested it’s ability to withstand shock but I don’t think that’s a concern. It is a true 4 in 1 reader which is ingeniously achieved with only 3 connectors in a Y configuration. It has 3 apparent male connectors, USB A, USB C and Lightning. It took me a few minutes to figure out where the fourth connector, the Micro USB is housed. Ingeniously, you flip up the outer part of the regular USB A connector and there lies the Micro USB. Fantastic!
On the long edge are 2 slots. 1 each for SD Card and Micro SD Card, all this in a very affordable, lightweight package. This reader easily serves as a home or office reader as well. I have included a video unboxing. If you have found this review useful, please click on that button below. Enjoy!



APEMAN Trail Camera 12MP 1080P 2.4" LCD Game&Hunting Camera with 940nm Upgrading IR LEDs Night Vision up to 65ft/20m IP66 Spray Water Protected Design Review:


I have had rodents in my garage and wanted to see where they were coming from and how they were getting into the garage. I was a bit skeptical because this isn’t a rechargeable camera, but rather it uses AA batteries, but since I got it a couple weeks ago, I have had to put in new batteries yet.

The camera’s night vision quality is AMAZING! Before buying this, I tried using a GoPro Hero 4 (a $300 camera) and that didn’t work at all, as it was totally dark and it doesn’t have night vision capabilities.

It is nice that you can watch the clips back on the camera, allowing me to see if any squirrels or chipmunks have been roaming around my garage without having to go inside my house and load the SD card into my computer.

My one wish is that the camera didn’t have 3 minute time limit...I wish it could film longer, but I assume this is so people don’t shorten the battery life unintentionally.

I’ll be buying a couple more of these to install outside of my garage/in my backyard!



Meidase Trail Camera 16MP 1080P, Game Camera with No Glow Night Vision Up to 65ft, 0.2s Trigger Time Motion Activated, 2.4" Color Screen and Unique Keypad, Waterproof Wildlife Hunting Camera… Review:


To be honest, when I first saw this product, I didn't expect much because it was much cheaper than other products of the same/similar specifications. When I received the camera, I was pleasantly surprised that this product was far exceeded my expectations and was exactly as it described.

1. Quite easy operation. I think this seller should put a lot of effort into this area. It has simple and user-friendly UI, large built-in color screen, comfortable buttons to operate like TV remote style.
2. Great pics on both daytime and nighttime. As a photography lover, it seems having a matching optical lens and optimized image sensor.
3. Stable and fast detection performance, and over 80fts far away.
4. Waterproof. Was placed outside and in rainy weather with no issues.
5.Other excellent features I like such as time lapse, long battery life, playback on the built-in screen.

Tips: hope this helpful to everyone.
When taking pictures at night, the camera should be basically parallel to the ground, so that it will be less exposed in the middle and not suggested to get too close to the object of observation. Not suggest to place toward strong light such as sun light or toward bulb, transparent glass. Note that it takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute to activate motion sensors when booting and then senses motion event. This might be a common limitation of the motion sensor. If the ambient temperature is high, adjust the sensitivity level to high for better performance. It is not recommended to set a long video recording time. When the infrared leds are turned on at night, it will consume more power which commonly seen in kinds of infrared trail cameras.
When taking a new SD card at first time, remember formatting it with the format command on the camera menu, use a standard SD card of at least class 6 or above, and note that it is not micro / sim sd card.

I would definitely recommend this seller to my friends and buy more.



WingHome Trail Cameras, 290C Trail Camera with Night Vision Motion Activated Waterproof for Wildlife Monitoring Photograph Home Surveillance, 12/16MP Pic Size & 1080P Recording, 2" Colorful Display Review:


Really impressed by the quality and value for the price. Great features and a viewfinder setting allowing you to see what the camera lens sees. Much better than any other cam I’ve owned and about half the price I paid in the past. Great buy!