Bushnell Trophy Cam  Moultrie Game Spy A-5 Simmons Optics

Looking For Quality Trail Cameras?

Scouting out a new hunting location has never been easier or more affordable thanks to the extensive selection of trail cameras that are available. These cameras can be positioned and used anywhere to get an idea of the frequency with which game might use a particular location.

While these cameras have been developed to be placed out in the field to track and record the movement of game for hunting purposes, they are also very useful as security devices too. The fact that they have been designed as stealth units means that they are largely undetectable by the average passerby unless you are specifically on the lookout for them. This means that they can offer your property a well concealed option as a security camera.

Here at the Trail Camera Guide we have been compiling as much information about trail camera makes and models covering as many different types as possible. Listed below are the most recently completed reviews that should provide you with some assistance in trying to determine which one might best suit your needs.

Covert Extreme Red 40

Covert Extreme Black 60

Trophy Cam X-8

Trophy Cam HD Max

Browning Range Ops


Covert Special Ops Code Black

Browning Spec Ops

Browning Recon Force

Moultrie D-333 Infrared

Moultrie M-880 Mini Cam

Cuddeback Seen

Day 6 Plotwatcher Pro

Features To Look For

You might consider different factors important when deciding on a trail camera that will best suit your needs. They are being built with an increasing number of special features that help to give you the greatest chance of capturing game in their full candid glory. Here are some of the things that the majority of trail camera owners are looking for.

Fast Trigger Time

The chances of capturing a whitetail deer in the center of the frame are greatly increased with a camera that has a fast trigger time. The trigger time is the length of time it takes between when the motion detector picks up movement and when the image is taken.

The Flash

The days of using trail cameras that use an incandescent flash to light the subject in low light situations are just about over. These days the majority of cameras offer infrared (IR) flashes so that the chances of startling the animals are greatly reduced. The quality of the image produced using incandescent flashes is superior to IR but the IR flashes are quicker, use less power and are less likely to spook the animals.

Camera Range

The range width of the camera refers to the distance at which movement is able to be detected. The important factors here are not limited only to how far away an animal can be before it is picked up by the camera’s sensors. It also talks about how wide the view is capable of. Some cameras have a very narrow scope, say 10 degrees, which means a deer would have to walk into a very small area before the camera is triggered. Wide view cameras might be capable of up to 180 degree sensing meaning that any movement in front of the camera will trigger an image. If you are hoping to capture a fast moving animal you will need a camera with a wider range.

Date/Time Stamp

The act of taking a picture of an animal is only the first step that you will need. Knowing how frequently the animal passes by and the time of day the image was taken will be far more valuable if you are scouting the area. Some cameras don’t stop at the basic date and time information with other data such as the phase of the moon, the temperature and the barometric pressure other options that can be provided.

Camera Resolution

The size of the images that are produced is a variable that changes from camera to camera. The better the resolution the higher the number of pixels per inch it will have. An 8-megapixel camera will provide a larger, clearer image than a 3-megapixel camera. The size of the resolution of the camera you choose will depend largely on just what you want to get out of the photos. If you are going to keep the photos and use them for display purposes you are more likely to require a high resolution trail camera.

There are many other features that are also considered to be important depending on the way in which you want to use your camera. Things like a time lapse feature, video, multiple shot or burst mode, a zoom and the ability to recharge the camera using a battery jack all provide a better experience for the user.

All of the features that are mentioned above are going to affect the price of the camera you are looking for and this is another aspect that is going to determine the make and model you buy.

We are busy researching the vast array of trail and game cameras that are available for sale to offer a full and unbiased appraisal of as many different makes and models as possible.