2015 Battery Consumption Test

It's extremely difficult to estimate trail camera battery life.  Variables include number of pictures taken, percentage of day to night photos, temperature and power consumption characteristics unique to each camera.

Although we can't give you the exact number of days a camera will last in your specific setting, we can provide precise measurements for power consumption. We measure resting current draw, daytime power consumption & nighttime power consumption. 

Even if you are not a "technical wizard," these numbers indicate how well each model compares relative to industry peers.  Additionally, we use these precise measurements to extrapolate the anticipated days of battery life in a scenario where each camera takes a set number (35) of day and nighttime photos.


We use a Keithley 2110 5/12 Digital Multimeter sampling 10 readings per second



We strive to deliver the highest quality and most accurate data.  We will continue to push the envelope to ensure that we are representing all the trail cameras as accurately as possible.

Trail Camera Battery Life

The below results are the game cameras we have done in 2015.

Model Resting Power (on) Daytime Power Consumption Nighttime Power Consumption
Browning Strike Force HD 0.9 6.12 7.8
Browning Dark Ops HD 0.72 6.0 8.01
Browning Spec Ops FHD 1.08 6.52 9.53
Bushnell Trophy Cam Essential 1.26 2.57 3.71
Bushnell Aggressor HD 1.32 3.83 5.06
 Bushnell Aggressor HD No Glow 1.38 3.84 4.95
Covert Extreme HD 60 4.56 2.97 4.72
Covert Illuminator 5.52 2.90 3.87
Cuddeback C2 4.14 0.99 1.66
Eyecon Black Widow 3.69 2.50 3.82
Eyecon Jag 4.8 3.29 6.69
HCO Spartan No Glow AT&T 0.84 71.96 71.35
HCO Spartan Verizon 1.02 50.21 52.24
HCO Spartan AT&T 0.78 48.95 38.92
Moultrie M880 Gen2 0.96 2.18 10.04
Moultrie M880i Gen2 1.08 2.09 7.17
Moultrie M990i Gen2 0.96 2.32 7.69
Moultrie M550 Gen2 1.08 2.15 7.93
Moultrie A5 Gen2 1.44 2.74 6.55
Moultrie A7i Gen2 1.56 3.23 11.05
Primos Proof Cam 1 1.8 2.12 3.87
Primos Proof Cam 2 1.8 3.4 5.54
Primos Proof Cam 3 1.8 4.01 6.03
Reconyx HC500 1.62 1.15 2.3
Reconyx HC600 1.44 1.12 3.5
Reconyx SC950 1.89 2.07 4.95
Reconyx SC950c AT&T 1.98 118.6 127.3
Reconyx SC950c Verizon 1.89 268.1 260.9
Reconyx XR6 0.18 4.31 8.22
Spyoint Force 12 0.45 3.45 5.53
Spypoint Iron 9 0.63 3.52 4.19
Spypoint Smart Pro 0.54 11.30 12.05
Stealth Cam G42C 3.24 10.69 11.64
Stealth Cam GX45NG 2.34 6.24 7.22
Stealth Cam RX36 1.53 3.61 5.87
Stealth Cam RX36NG 1.53 3.48 6.29
Stealth Cam RX24 1.44 3.77 5.49
Wildgame nano 8 1.26 1.58 3.96
Wildgame Crush 10x 1.2 1.76 5.49