Frequently Asked Questions about Game Cameras


Can I use my digital camera to view the pictures from my game camera?

          This is a tricky one.  It all depends on the digital camera you have and its formatting.  In some instances, the answer is yes.  I have had several instances where the formatting from a game camera is different from the digital camera you may own, and it may lock up the memory card.  If the memory card is locked up, the pictures on that card can not be retrieved.  You have to reformat the card (for instructions on formatting, read below), which will erase all images.

          The best thing to do is download the images from a card onto your computer.  Then try to read it on your digital camera.  If it works, great!  If not, you at least already have the images on your computer.


 How do I format a memory card?

          Formatting a memory card is recommended after every time you download pictures.  Simply put the card in your computer (or memory card reader), go to "My Computer."  There will be a file (varies from computer to computer on the name) that is dedication to the portable device that is plugged into the computer, in this case the memory card.  Right click on the file, there will be a "Formatting" option.  Click it, which will take you to the formatting screen.  For all cards except Reconyx, just do the normal "32" formatting option.  Then click ok.

 What is the difference between incandescent flash, infrared flash and "infrared covert" trail cameras?

          Incandescent trail cameras create a "white flash" when taking a picture at night.  This is just like what your hand-held digital camera would do at home.  Incandescent camera take higher quality night photos (pictures are in color) then infrared and infrared covert trail cameras.

          Infrared camera do not create a "white flash."  Instead the infrared emitters glow red when taking a picture at night.  Normally, this red glow is very faint, but if an animal or an intruder is looking directly at the camera when the red glow goes off they will see it.

          Infrared Covert trail cameras create no visible light when taking a picture at night.  This is extremely valuable if you are after trespassers, thieves and skittish animals.  I have seen instances where normal infrared trail cameras have spooked big bucks.

 I see a round ring, almost like an "O" ring floating around on the lense in my Scoutguard camera.

          This is completely normal.  No problem whatsoever.  What you are seeing is the filter, which switches the camera back and forth from day pictures (color) to night pictures (monochromatic).  The filter floats freely until a picture is taken.  At that point, the filter snaps into attention!

Does Trailcampro offer discounts?

          Our general policy is if you are wanting to purchase five or more camera traps then we are more than happy to offer quantity discounts.  The discount would depend on the actual quantity of the order.  You can also visit our camera traps for researchers page.

          We also deal with many Universities, research institutes and other non-profit organizations.  We are more than happy to work with these entities to secure the best price possible.  Call or email for inquiries - 1-800-791-0660 or nick@trailcampro.com.

Does Trailcampro ship Internationally?

          Yes!  We have a full-time international shipping manager that will find you the most affordable, timely and insured shipping method available.  Email info@trailcampro.com for a full shipping quote.