The Wildgame Innovations Terra Extreme isn’t the newest kid on the block – but it’s still one of the best. With a 14 MP camera, supersensitive motion detectors, and enough infra-red light to illuminate the darkest night, this is the only camera you need.
What I Like About It
What I particularly like is the design. The textured surface looks like the bark of a tree. Instead of straight up and down edges, it features curves and irregular corners.
The texturing and footprint help it blend better. After all, straight lines in nature are the exception rather than the rule.
When in place, it’s hardly even noticeable to animals or humans. It blends into its surroundings perfectly. You’d be hard-pressed to see it if you weren’t looking for it.
While there are newer models, the Terra Extreme earns a special place in my heart. It delivers clear pictures even under low light conditions. As a result, you see every inch of detail in the daytime pictures.
The videos are clear and don’t blur easily. So it doesn’t matter how fast that critter scampers away, your camera will catch it.
The price is reasonable too.
What I Didn't Like
I’ve seen bad instructions before, but these were worse. Having had more than one trail cam in my life, I was able to work it out. An absolute beginner, however, might struggle here.
Fortunately, some videos on YouTube will guide the newbie. I’ve linked to one of them in the closing paragraph of this review.
That said, Wildgame, if you’re reading this, you need to up your instructions game. Fortunately you can resort to Wildgame Innovations hard set if necessary.
Another thing that could be bad is the sensitivity of the motion sensor. The flutter of leaves will set it off. To overcome this, I set my camera up in a clearing away from the foliage. Now I make sure that there are no leaves right in front of the sensors.
That solved the issue for me. You may, however, have to play around a bit to find your sweet spot.
Wrapping Up My Wildgame Innovations Terra Extreme Review
Am I a little biased here? Possibly – I must admit to falling in love with this model as soon as I took it out of the box. Was I frustrated about the lack of instructions? Yes, again, but not enough to call it a dealbreaker.
To give you a headstart, below is a video on how to use your new Terra Extreme.
Overall, when you stack up this model’s price, image quality, and overall durability, it’s a winner.