Hunters enjoy spending several days or weeks each year in the woods pursuing their favorite game and then spend the rest of the year enjoying the pictures from their best trail camera, allowing them to keep tabs on the special bucks they hope to harvest during the next hunting season. Game cameras are used for a variety of reasons such as counting wild burros in Nevada in the photo above. They allow you to keep track of the number, size and gender of the animals that move within range of the lens. You also learn how long each animal tends to hang around that area, how often they pass through, and how long a period of time passes between visits. The best trail cameras are invaluable for the management of wildlife in all types of hunting situations.
The Best Trail Camera Has An Excellent Electronic Detection Circuit
The most important thing a trail camera must be able to do is detect heat and movement. This is its fundamental purpose. From this detection of heat and movement, a picture of an animal is formed. This is the result of the camera's detection circuit. A detection circuit is composed of the camera's trigger speed (how fast it can capture one image), recovery time (how quickly it is ready to take another picture), its detection width (the width of the area included by the viewing lens), and the detection range (how far from the camera the lens can detect movement and take a picture).
Make Sure To Choose A Trail Camera That Is Lightweight And Durable
The features to consider in game camera models in order to purchase the best trail camera possible for images of your local wildlife come in five categories. The first is design. The best trail cams are built for portability. They are light but tough, and compact plus easy to carry. They are designed to be useful. The second feature category is image quality. The camera needs a resolution of high enough quality to see not only what animals come, but their size and gender. It helps to have the ability to zoom and change focal length.
Trail Camera Features Make The Difference In Photo Quality
The third important category in the best trail cameras is their features. Game camera features include infrared flash, still photography, a self-timer and continuous shooting. It can be set to capture video at a certain time and for a certain length of time. Motion detection is vital for capturing images quickly. The best trail camera with infrared features will have an undetectable flash. The fourth feature category is the camera's battery life and memory. Few models include built-in memory but some do. They are all equipped instead with memory card slots for expanding memory with SD cards. The fifth and final feature category is the help and support available to purchasers from the company after a camera is purchased. All of the best outdoor camera companies will provide the resources to help you get the most from your purchase.
Top Cameras Have Excellent Battery Life
The Top Ten Reviews of Game Cameras named ten top choices for best trail cameras this year. Ranked tenth is Pulse 10X by Wildlife Innovations. This camera is special for its Wi-Fi capabilities and its rechargeable six volt battery. Ranked ninth is Attack 1R by Cuddeback. This camera is one of the very few that comes with some internal memory and has the longest battery life of any of the Cuddeback cameras. It has an eighteen month warranty, six months longer than the standard one year warranty. The eighth ranked camera is Truth Cam Blackout by Primos. This is one of the best trail cams with one of the highest resolutions to be found anywhere.
Computer And Television Interfaces Are Valuable Features
The camera ranked seventh is the I-45S Game Camera, which has 32 GB of built-in memory. This durable and easy to use model comes with a USB port and a TV out jack with which to view the footage on the larger television screen. Ranking sixth , the Trophy Cam 119467C by Bushnell features a full two year warranty as well as 8-MP resolution and audio to accompany video recordings. Ranking fifth, Game Spy — M-80 by Moultrie has a camera that operates as a hybrid. It provides motion sensing and infrared technology with time-lapse technology.
Some Cameras Have Extremely Long Focus Ranges
Ranked at number four of the best trail cams is Game Soy M-100 by Moultrie. It gets strong points for time-lapse photography during the day and infrared at night. The Truth Cam 46 by Primos is ranked number three. It has the highest resolution of all the cameras in this category. This camera captures images up to 70 feet away. Ranked number two is Telecom's Spypoint IR-7 which captures night images with no flash so it does not startle the animals. It has one of the quickest trigger times of all the cameras. Finally, according to Top Ten REVIEWS, the best trail camera is Plot Watcher Pro by Day 6 Outdoors, ranked at number one for its immense focus range of up to 600 feet. This is completely unmatched in the industry.
Accurate Time Stamps Can Be Extremely Important
All of the top ten models share some common characteristics. They all can continuously shoot images, can shoot still photos as well as videos and have infrared flash capability with internal date and time stamps. They all produce JPEG images and have an online user's manual. Each camera has a built-in battery level indicator. They each have a minimum of a one year warranty. Each company provides customer service email and technical support.
Know Your Requirements And Choose Based On Your Needs
When shopping for the game camera or any other type of sporting optics that will meet your general needs, the primary question to ask yourself is what will you be using it for? When you can answer that, then study the five feature categories and write down the features you need, then begin to shop for the make and model that offers what you need. Your best trail camera will provide you with many wonderful photographs of the wildlife in your environment.