Tips For Picking The Right Game Camera

The game cameras of today have enough features and innovations that it can be overwhelming knowing what you need. What camera model is really best? What features do you need, and which can be left behind? It’s not always easy to determine, but this guide should help you understand each potential feature and whether you need it or not. Luckily, there are great options out there for pretty much any budget.


Trail Camera Image Quality

There have been so many advancements in the quality of our video and photo equipment that it’s now realistic to expect only the best. High definition is the norm, and even DSLR cameras are becoming more affordable. Everyone should have access to high quality images now, complete with high resolution.


What Makes A Photo High Quality?


Most photographers will agree that contrast, clarity, and resolution are the key components of a good digital image. You can make sure you’re enjoying all three by grabbing a camera with a great lens and a high megapixel count. You need a trail camera that can handle a lot of information and data – meaning megapixels – and the lens is also crucial. With that in mind, make sure to look carefully at sample pictures from any model you’re interested in. Look up customer photos as well, not just the best examples from the manufacturer!


How Can You Choose Just One Camera Model?


Your preference does play a part in your final choice, to be honest. It all depends on what you want from your photos. Do you want enough detail to see individual eyelashes on a deer? Or, do you only need a general snapshot of a buck and its surroundings? No matter your intent, just remember the rule that you often “get what you pay for”. Here is a good list of the best trail cameras for hunting.


Game Camera Flash Type


Newer game camera models usually have an infrared flash feature. They can also capture audio and video as well. One good example is the Bushnell Trophy Cam.


Regular flash features aren’t common on trail cameras these days. However, you can still find them on the more affordable models. Infrared is taking over as the industry standard however, so you may want to grab a model with that feature instead.


Infrared is quite a bit different in comparison to the standard style of camera flash. It doesn’t have a large burst of light; instead, it uses an invisible wavelength. As such, no game in the area will actually see the flash taking place. You won’t have to worry about the animal becoming spooked and running off. You also won’t run the risk of giving away the fact that you have a camera to anyone else in the area. This is highly useful for your safety!


Battery Life


You should consider spending a bit more on a model with a higher battery life if you can. Longer battery life means you won’t need to always replace them at the most inopportune times. You can also go in with confidence rather than having to fumble around as you change batteries out. High battery life also equates to a better performing camera, meaning your photos will turn out much higher quality in the end.


Trigger Time


There are actually differences in trigger speeds between different trail cameras as well. The trigger time relates to how long it takes for the camera to pick up on movement and actually snap a photo. A 1/5 of a second trigger speed camera model will usually only cost a bit more, but it could mean the difference between capturing a buck’s rack in full view versus his hind legs as he darts off.



Game cameras are an investment, no matter what budget you’re operating within. You need to make sure it is protected at all times. As such, it’s smart to make sure you have a security box. There are many options available, all of which will make it difficult for anyone to run off with the model of your choice. The Browning Game Cam Security Box is just one potential model you can go with.




Another major selling point for any game camera is what type of memory it has. Do you want something that just uses built-in memory? Or, would you prefer a memory card slot? SD cards are very convenient since they can be removed and allow you to store even more photos overall. They can be read by most computers either through dedicated slots or USB adapters. That said, you may not need a removable card feature if your camera has a good onboard viewer. Regardless, you need to make sure you have the most memory possible, and the system needs to be reliable as well.


Certain trail cams are able to send pictures directly to your e-mail address or even cell phone. This is a great way to keep your distance but continue monitoring photos as they come in. Of course, this feature is usually a bit pricey. If you’re willing to put down the extra cash, it’s a great luxury to have!

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To generate business, Webb offers customers a free AR-15 with every completed roof. Don’t want the AR15 rifle? The company also offers a handgun, shotgun or a $500 gift certificate.

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At Teksilon, we know a thing or two about safe gun handling,” said Jakob Kishon, Teksilon founder and inventor. “That’s why we’re developing one of the safest pistol training systems that will hit the market. It’s called iPTS, the interactive Pistol Training System, that includes a multi-sensor training pistol with user-programmable Intelligent Recoil™, that uses no ammunition, works with a smartphone and tablet app and includes two interactive targets…not that dissimilar to some popular gaming equipment yet more sophisticated and focused on safe, fast and efficient drills.”

Teksilon has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the interactive Pistol Training System ( to raise awareness and funds to bring the iPTS to consumers.

iPTS is being designed to promote safe handling of pistols to gun owners of every experience level who wish to practice their skills, so they can be prepared to protect and defend themselves, their loved ones and their homes.

“One of the reasons we designed the iPTS training system in the way that we did,” said Kishon, “is that we wanted to come up with a much safer way for people to learn and to practice their skills to make them safer, more responsible gun owners. The most common way current gun owners practice their skills is through dry-fire using a real firearm. Unfortunately, with dry-fire there still can be a risk of an accidental discharge if a pistol’s magazine hasn’t been fully unloaded or if the shooter fails to check and clear the chamber of any remnant round of ammunition. With the iPTS system, there’s never a chance of that happening because the system doesn’t use ammunition at all.”

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“Unfortunately, promoting such a solution has its challenges. It’s no secret that some social media sites believe that the promotion of a product like ours will encourage more Americans to purchase firearms and ammunition and as a result have been frustrating our attempts to run ad campaigns to promote the safe training system. Rather interesting when you consider that our electronic and wireless device that uses no ammunition somehow encourages the sale of ammunition,” said Kishon.

“One of the other driving reasons behind the development of the iPTS,” Kishon added, “is that we saw a need, especially for women, to be prepared and confident in handling a real firearm should they ever be confronted with a situation where their lives and the lives of those they love may be threatened. We adamantly believe that developing a safe training system to achieve that confidence and responsible gun handling ability is a good thing to do. We think it’s important to help diminish the numbers of needless victims of violent crime.”

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