2016 Trigger & Recovery Speed Shootout

What is Trigger & Recovery Speed?

Trigger Speed - The amount of time elapsed from when a camera first senses motion until it captures a photo of whatever caused said motion.

Recovery Speed - The amount of time required for a camera to rearm itself and take a second triggered photo after the first photo is captured.

Why does this matter?  Faster cameras produce significantly greater amounts of scouting and surveillance data.


How the Trigger Speed Shootout Works...

     Charles, our tech genius, invented a device called The Triggernator (pictured).  

     The Triggernator is the most accurate way to test a trail camera's trigger speed. Multiple companies have unsuccessfully tried to purchase this device from us.

     Enjoy our testing? Shop for your next trail camera with us - your support is greatly appreciated and we back your purchase with a FREE 2-year warranty.

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Trail | Game Camera Reviews Trail Camera Picture Trigger Picture Recovery Video Trigger Video Recovery Price
Spypoint Solar

Spypoint Solar

0.04 s 0.50 s 0.87 s 0.9 s 199.95
Spypoint Force 11D

Spypoint Force 11D

0.05 s 0.50 s 0.58 s 0.7 s 149.95
Reconyx SM750 License Plate Security Camera

Reconyx SM750 License Plate

0.10 s 0.52 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 649.95
Bushnell Aggressor Red Glow

Bushnell Aggressor Red Glow

0.13 s 0.98 s 2.4 s 5.0 s 179.95
Bushnell Aggressor No Glow

Bushnell Aggressor No Glow

0.14 s 0.93 s 2.41 s 5.0 s 199.95
Reconyx SC950

Reconyx SC950

0.19 s 1.0 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 649.95
Primos Proof Cam 03

Primos Proof Cam 03

0.20 s 4.1 s 2.70 s 4.7 s 149.95
Reconyx HC550

Reconyx HC550

0.20 s 1.12 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 549.95

Primos Proof Cam 02

0.22 s 3.8 s 2.72 s 4.5 s 129.95
Bushnell Essential E2

Bushnell Essential E2

0.22 s 3.3 s 1.74 s 5.3 s 149.95
Reconyx SC950C Cellular Security Camera

Reconyx SC950C Cellular ATT

0.25 s 60 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 1199.95
Reconyx SC950c Cellular Security Camera Verizon

Reconyx SC950C Cellular Verizon

0.25 s 60 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 1199.95
Reconyx HC600

Reconyx HC600

0.28 s 0.9 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 549.95
Reconyx HC500

Reconyx HC500

0.29 s 0.9 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 449.95
Spypoint Force 10

Spypoint Force 10

0.32 s 0.52 s 1.15 s 0.9 s 109.95
Moultrie M-999i

Moultrie M-999i

0.41 s 1.0 s 2.31 s 11.5 s 199.95
Moultrie Panoramic 180i

Moultrie Panoramic 180I

0.42s s 0.6s s 2.20 s 11.1 s 299.95
Stealth Cam G45NG Pro

Stealth Cam G45NG Pro

0.45 s 1.8 s 1.53 s 4.2 s 179.95
Moultrie M-888i

Moultrie M-888i

0.65 s 0.70 s 1.46 s 7.3 s 159.95
Browning Strike Force Elite

Browning Strike Force Elite

0.65 s 1.3 s 1.04 s 2.3 s 139.95
Wildgame Vision 8 trail camera

Wildgame Vision 8

0.73 s 8.0 s 2.65 s 10.3 s 129.95
Browning Command Ops trail camera

Browning Command Ops

0.75 s 2.1 s 0.93 s 2.4 s 119.95
Stealth Cam ZX36 NG

Stealth Cam ZX36 NG

0.8 s 5.23 s 2.56 s 4.7 s 149.95
Browning Strike Force HD

Browning Strike Force HD 2015

0.88 s 1.4 s 1.51 s 1.8 s 129.95
Wildgame Cloak 6 trail camera

Wildgame Cloak 6

0.95 s 32.9 s 1.38 s 32.8 s 79.95
Browning Spec Ops Platinum

Browning Spec Ops Platinum

1.10 s 1.4 s 0.94 s 1.5 s 179.95
Browning Recon Force Platinum

Browning Recon Force Platinum

1.11 s 1.4 s 1.0 s 1.6 s 169.95
Covert Outlook

Covert Outlook

0.90 s 8.2 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 199.95
Covert Illuminator

Covert Illuminator

1.08 s 5.8 s 1.49 s 5.1 s 149.95
HCO Spartan GoCam No Glow ATT

Spartan GoCam No Glow ATT

1.02 s 64.6 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 399.95
HCO Spartan GoCam NO Glow Verizon

Spartan GoCam No Glow Verizon

1.02 s 41.1 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 469.95
HCO Spartan GoCam Red Glow Verizon

Spartan GoCam Red Glow Verizon

1.20 s 62.6 s 99 No Video 99 NO Video 449.95
HCO Spartan GoCam Red Glow ATT

Spartan GoCam Red Glow ATT

1.20 s 62.6 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 379.95
HCO Scoutguard SG560C

HCO SG560C

1.2 s 9 s 2.27 s 4.8 s 229.95
HCO Scoutguard SG565

HCO SG565FV

1.31 s 5.0 s 1.66 s 5.9 s 159.95
Covert Stryker

Covert Stryker

1.04 s 5.1 s 2.48 s 5.5 s 179.95
Covert Blackhawk Verizon camera

Covert Blackhawk Verizon

1.41 s 34.0 s 99 No Video 99 No Video 449.95
Covert Night Stalker

Covert Night Stalker

1.05 s 5.1 s 2.48 s 5.6 s 199.95
Reconyx WR6 White led game camera

Reconyx WR6

1.11 s 3.40 s 1.18 s 4.46 s 599.95
Reconyx XR6 security game camera

Reconyx XR6

1.08 s 3.40 s 1.18 s 4.46 s 599.95
Reconyx XR6 security game camera

Reconyx XS8

1.05 s 3.2 s 1.04 s 3.6 s 699.95
Stealth Cam ZX24

Stealth Cam ZX24

0.87 s 5.7 s 2.58 s 5.0 s 129.95
Stealth Cam G34 Pro

Stealth Cam G34 Pro

0.90 s 5.2 s 2.96 s 4.7 s 149.95
Stealth Cam PX36NG

Stealth Cam PX36NG

1.77 s 12.9 s 2.68 s 10.2 s 129.95
Stealth Cam PX22

Stealth Cam PX22

1.77 s 12.9 s 2.68 s 10.2 s 129.95
USA Trailcams Recruit

USA Trailcams Recruit

1.21 s 6.3 s 2.29 s 3.2 s 199.95