Best Trail Camera Reviews | 2015

    Our trail camera rating system, will help you determine the best game camera for you. 

    Our game camera reviews are completely unbiased, written by a team of scouting camera experts, that have years of field experience.


    Know what you are buying - before you buy it.
2015 Game Camera Reviews





2015 Trailcams
Rating
Flash
Battery
Price
Reconyx SC950
reconyx sc950 game camera rating  4.5 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$649.95
Reconyx HC500
reconyx hc500 trail camera rating  4.4 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
12 AA
$449.95
Reconyx HC600
scouting camera rating for reconyx hc600  4.4 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$549.95
Bushnell Aggressor HD
bushnell HD Aggressor hunting camera rating  4.1 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
8 AA
$179.95
Reconyx WR6
reconyx wr6 trailcam review  4.1 Stars
White LED
12 AA
$599.95
Reconyx XR6
Reconyx XR6 Trail Camera Ranking  4.0 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$599.95
Bushnell Aggressor HD No Glow
Aggressor no glow gamecam review  4.0 Stars
No Glow Infrared
8 AA
$199.95
Primos Proof Cam 03
Primos Proof Cam 03 game camera review  3.9 Stars
No Glow Infrared
8 AA
$149.95
Primos Proof Cam 02
game camera comparison proof cam 2  3.9 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
8 AA
$129.95
Bushnell Natureview HD Max
Bushnell Natureview Star Rating  3.9 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$269.95
Stealth Cam GX45NG
stealth gx45ng review  3.8 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$199.95
Browning Strike Force HD
Browning Strike Force HD trailcam review  3.7 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
6 AA
$129.95
Primos Proof Cam 01
Primos Proof Cam Trail cameras   3.7 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
8 AA
$99.95
Browning Dark Ops HD
Browning Dark Ops Game Cameras  3.6 Stars
No Glow Infrared
6 AA
$149.95
Browning Spec Ops FHD
2015 Game Camera Review for Browning Spec Ops FHD  3.6 Stars
No Glow Infrared
8 AA
$179.95
Moultrie M-990i Gen2
2015 Moultrie M990i Gen2 game camera  3.6 Stars
No Glow Infrared
8 AA
$199.95
Moultrie M-880 Gen2
moultrie m880 2015 gen2 trail comparison  3.6 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
8 AA
$149.95
HCO Scoutguard SG560C
HCO SG560C reviews for trail cameras  3.6 Stars
White LED
8 AA
$229.95
Covert HD 60
covert hd60 trailcam reviews  3.6 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$209.95
HCO Scoutguard SG565
hco sg565 white flash reviews  3.4 Stars
Incandescent
8 AA
$179.95
Covert Outlook
covert outlook hunting camera reviews  3.2 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
12 AA
$249.95
Stealth Cam RX36
Stealth Cam 2015 trail camera reviews  3.1 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
6 AA
$139.95
Moultrie M-550 Gen2
game camera review for moultrie m550  3.1 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
8 AA
$129.95
Eyecon Black Widow
eyecon trail camera reviews for black widow  2.7 Stars
No Glow Infrared
6 C
$119.95
Eyecon Jag
eyecon jag reviews for trail cameras  2.5 Stars
No Glow Infrared
10 AA
$179.95
Moultrie A-5
Moultrie A5 scouting camera comparison  2.3 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
4C
$79.95





Cellular Trail Camera Reviews




Reconyx SC950c AT&T
cellular game camera reviews for reconyx sc950c  4.4 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$1,199.95
Reconyx SC950c Verizon
wireless game camera reviews  4.3 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$1,199.95
HCO Spartan GoCam Verizon
hco spartan gocam best game camera reviews  3.7 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
12 AA
$449.95
HCO Spartan GoCam AT&T
best scouting camera reviews for hco spartan cams  3.6 Stars
Red Glow Infrared
12 AA
$379.95
Bushnell HD Wireless
bushnell hd wireless trailcam comparison  3.5 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12  AA
$599.95
Covert Code Black 3G
review from covert code black  3.5 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$399.95
HCO Spartan GoCam No Glow Verizon
verizon trail camera reviews  3.4 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12  AA
$469.95
HCO Spartan GoCam No Glow AT&T
At&t game camera reviews  3.4 Stars
No Glow Infrared
12 AA
$399.95


Camera Trap Reviews By Price
Scouting Camera Reviews by Flash Type
Wireless/Cellular Camera Reviews



Game Camera Reviews By Brand

Browning Reviews
Bushnell Reviews Covert Reviews Hunten Reviews
Browning Trail Camera Reviews
Reviews for Bushnell Trail Cameras Covert game Camera Reviews Hunten hunting Camera Reviews








Eyecon Reviews
HCO Reviews
Moultrie Reviews
Plotwatcher Reviews
Eyecon Scouting Camera Reviews
HCO Trail Camera Reviews
Moultrie Game Camera Reviews
Plotwatcher Time Lapse Reviews








Primos Reviews
Reconyx Reviews
Spypoint Reviews
Stealth Cam Reviews
Primos Trail Camera Reviews
Reconyx Trail Camera Reviews
Spypoint Trail Camera Reviews
GSM Stealth Cam Scouting Camera Reviews




Wildgame Innovations Reviews
Wildview Reviews
Pixcontroller Review

Wildgame Innovations Game Camera Reviews
Wildview Game Camera Reviews
Pixcontroller Reviews.






First Time Trail Camera Buyers Guide

     Shopping for a trail camera the first time can be overwhelming.  This First Time Buyers Guide will give you the basics of what trail cameras do and how they do it.

     Below will be many of the major categories of the cameras.  This is intended to educate you on how to purchase the right trail camera, for your needs.
Game Camera Anatomy

trail camera comparison




1. 



Detection Circuit:  Trigger speed, recovery time and detection zone.
2. 

Batteries:  How many batteries does a camera use and what type is preferable.
3.  

Infrared Emitters:  Is it red glow or no glow.  How bright are the night pictures?
4.  

Picture quality:  View sample photos from all the popular camera traps.
5.  

Viewing screen:  Some cameras have internal viewers for proper camera setup and picture review.



Picture Quality
     Don't be fooled by high megapixel counts.  Companies will try to trick you by advertising a camera with a high mpxl, but in reality, they use a low quality lens which reduces the quality of the picture.

     The best way to judge the picture quality from a camera is to look at the sample photos from our game camera reviews.  We judge day pictures by their clarity, color, contrast and resolution. 

     These two pictures have unbelievable clarity (and color for that matter).  Both animals are perfectly photographed.

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     Night photos can be tricky.  There are different flash types that affect the night pictures (No glow infrared, red glow infrared, incandescent flash and white LED flash).  Infrared cameras produce black and white photos like the picture on the left, while incandescent or white LED cameras produce color night pictures like the one on the right.

reviews for the best game cameras on trailcampro.com
infrared game cameras

Detection Circuits
     The detection circuit of a trail camera is what will actually detect the animal.  Cameras trigger based off of a combination of heat and motion.  Detection circuits consist of:
  • Trigger Time
  • Recovery Time
  • Detection Zone

Trigger & Recovery Time

     Trigger time is the amount of time a camera takes to snap a picture once the object has entered the detection zone.  Recovery is how quickly a camera can store the first picture and be ready for the second picture.  If you would like to view the trigger and recovery times from the different cameras, go the Trigger Speed Showdown.

Detection Zones
     Every camera trap has a Detection Zone.  A Detection Zone is the area in front of the camera that the game camera is "monitoring." 
The two factors that determine the detection zone are Detection Width and Detection Range.  For comprehensive data on Detection Zones, please review our Detection Zone Test.

     Below is an example of what a detection zone would look like.


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Battery Life


Hunting camera batteries

Cameras with long battery life will save you money over the life of the camera.  We are advocates for both Lithium Batteries and Nimh Batteries.

Why Lithium Batteries?
  • Most dependable battery.
  • Longest battery life.
  • Runs at the highest voltage (1.6 volts).
  • Unaffected by hot or cold weather.

Why Nimh Rechargeable Batteries?

  • They save you money in the long run.
  • Less batteries in the landfills = cleaner environment for you and your kids

If you are interested in the current draws of the cameras, read the Battery Consumption Test.

Putting it all Together
     Game cameras are incredibly complex and each camera is unique in some way.  Don't feel overwhelmed, we will walk you through the buying process. 

     For most folks, the next step is completing the Trail Camera Selection Guide.  This guide takes your wants and needs into account and matches you up with the corresponding game cameras that fit.

     Some of you have very specialized needs or concerns.  Maybe you are looking for a cellular trail camera, a
security game camera or any other wide variety of needs.

     If you can't quickly find what you are looking for on our website, it is probably faster to call us (1-800-791-0660, Mon-Fri, 9-5 CT) or fill out our Contact Us Form for customized, individual help.
  We will spend as much time as is needed to make sure you get the right camera.

Best Sellers


Browning Strike Force HD
$129.95




Primos Proof Cam 03
$149.95




Browning Dark Ops HD
$149.95


 
 Scoutguard SG565
 $179.95
 


highest rated trail camera is hc500 
Reconyx HC500 
  $449.95
 
 
 
highest rated scouting camera under $200
Bushnell Aggressor HD 
  $179.95