You don’t have to be a big game hunter to benefit from all that a trail camera offers.
There have been massive technological advancements in the game trail camera and the cameras feature many ‘nice to have’ features and some that are sheer necessities.
These features will influence trail camera prices.
Known as a game or wildlife camera, this camouflaged camera is convenient to install out in the wild or in your backyard.
It comes with a passive infrared motion detector. When an animal walks into its field of view, it triggers the shutter.
Trail cameras run on AA batteries, 5V solar panels, or DC 5V power.
To get the trail camera working, place the AA batteries in the battery box compartment. Insert TF card to the camera and put the switch to ‘ON’
With a game trail camera, you want the picture to be captured as soon as possible before the animal moves out of view.
It’s why you get game trail cameras that come with 0.2-second trigger speeds. An example of such a camera is the Browning Strike Force Apex pictured here.
Apart from the camera’s 900p HD video and 18MP photos, it comes with lots of other thrilling features.
It can detect movement up to about 80 ft. If you set the camera in video mode, you can set both video quality and video length options. We look at a brief game trail camera user manual – a basic guide to give you an idea of what else you can expect.
- To change video settings, press the ENTER button which causes the default section to flash. You can then use UP and DOWN arrows to change selections. To save the changes, choose ENTER.
- Capture Mode Options: The Trail Cam setting will take still pics during night and day once motion is detected.
- The trail camera comes with a Motion Test feature, helping you to aim the camera at your target area. Once it’s turned on, you can walk around in the target area. A red LED flashes when the camera detects your movement. Press the OK button to turn the Motion Test feature off.
- Smart IR Video allows a daytime video clip to continue recording while the camera detects movement. If the animal stands still, and the camera isn’t detecting any movement, it will end the video clip. The maximum record for a video clip is 2 minutes.
- For night exposure you can use the RIGHT or LEFT arrow keys so as to select the night exposure setting you want.
- The camera can erase the oldest pictures on the SD card when it becomes full and when you turn the SD Card Management feature to ON.
- The Apex makes use of low-glow IR emitters with a range of about 120ft. There is also a setting described in the Browning trail camera manual so that you can tweak the flash as you like.
- The Browning Strike Force Apex Trail Camera can function as a time-lapse camera for when you want to view the entire activity in a certain area.
Strike Force cameras are a particularly popular range of Brownings. It’s a tiny camera, much smaller than your regular trail camera. This particular one doesn’t have a color viewer. To program the settings, it has a small LCD screen.
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