Trail cameras with a built-in viewing screen are extremely easy to set up. You can use the screen to ensure the coverage that you want. In addition, you get to check the quality of the image and detection range immediately. This feature can save you endless frustration during set-up.
The three best trail cameras with viewing screens are the Browning Strike Force HD Pro X, the Vikeri E2 Trail camera and the GardePro E5.
The Browning Strike Force is a compact model that is simple to conceal. Don’t be fooled by its size, however. It packs quite the punch and in my view is the best of all the trail cameras with viewing screens.
This Browning model comes in at a reasonable price. The trade-off is that images taken at the outer edges of the range lose clarity. This is because they tend to have a lot of noise on them, marring the final image.
- 1.5-inch color LCD HD viewing screen
- 20MP camera
- 80-foot motion detection
- 120-foot flash range
- 0.22 second reaction time
- 1600 x 900 video in HD and full audio
- Captures 30 frames per second
- 0.22 Second Trigger Speed
Overall, this is excellent value for the money. Will this Browning be the last trail cam you ever buy? Probably not, but it is a great starter model. It will also provide you with years of exciting footage.
As one of the most popular models on the market, the Vikeri trail cam has a lot going for it.
It’s compact, easy to use, affordably priced, and effective. What more could you want in a trail cam?
- 2.4-inch in-built LCD color screen makes set up simple
- Ultra-high-definition output
- Clear audio
- Durable IP66 materials
- Sealed to withstand moisture and dust
- 0.2-second trigger speed
- Range of up to 80 feet during the day and 65 feet at night
- The motion-activated camera takes 1 to 3 shots when triggered
- Wide field of vision giving you 120° range
- 48 infrared LEDs provide night-vision with no glowing to mark their position
Vikeri seems to have hit a home run with this model. It’s popular because it delivers outstanding performance for the price. Are there better options out there? Most certainly, but none under $100.
The GardePro E5 Trail Camera doesn’t quite have the Vikeri E2’s track record yet. Give it time; however, it’s bound to catch up.
Featuring a 24 MP camera that takes exceptional pictures and good video, it’s sure to be a helpful addition.
- 24 MP camera with starlight optical lens
- The 90-foot flash range for night vision
- Sensitive motion detection array with 0.1 trigger speed
- Recovery time of a split-second
- Video has an aspect of 16:9 and records in MOV or MP4 as you like
- Easy to use and to set up
- Holds a memory card of up to 256 GB
- 2.4-inch color screen
- Choose still photo, video, or a combination of the two
- Time-lapse feature
- Time-stamped images
- Clear audio
- Programable settings
- Preset the operating hours
- Password Protected
- Can record on a loop
Take the leap: choose a trail camera with a viewing screen
It’s not essential to have a viewing screen with your trail cam. After all, most of the time, you’ll be too far away to use it. That said, it is a valuable feature while you’re setting up or when checking your footage.