2015 Detection Shootout

   - Formerly called "Trail Camera Shootout"

    In the Detection Shootout, a test subject walks from each direction at 10 foot intervals.  This continues out to 110 feet.  This test is designed to grade cameras ability to capture data.  The data we want, is a full picture (greater than 60% of the body) of the test subject (in this case, our very own CEO, Rich).

    For 2015 we completely revamped the scoring system on the Shootout.  Companies were designing cameras with a detection zone that is much wider than the field of view, and matching it with a slow trigger time, that would take the first picture as the person walks into the field of view.  Cameras with poor detection circuits were being unfairly rewarded. 

    This year, we are simplifying the scoring process.  Each camera will be awarded a point for each full picture it takes of the test subject.  We are also recording empty and partial pictures to let you know which cameras have a higher likelihood of taking "false triggers."  The efficiency rating is simply the percentage of pictures that camera took, that have a full picture of the test subject.

    We feel this years scoring system has greatly improved the overall quality of the data that this test will provide you.  The Detection Shootout is the culmination of a cameras trigger speed, recovery time, detection range and detection zone.


Rank
Model
Overall Score
Empty Pictures
Partial Pictures
Efficiency Rating
Full Results
1
Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor
74
38
7
62%
Bushnell Results
2
Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor No Glow
65
31
8
63%
Bushnell Results
3
Browning Spec Ops FHD
47
10
2
80%
Browning Results
4
Stealth Cam GX45NG
39
16
4
66%
Stealth Cam Results
5
Reconyx HC500
37
1
1
95%
Reconyx Results
6
Bushnell Trophy Cam Essential
35
4
3
83%
Bushnell Results
7
Cuddeback C2
32
4
1
86%
Cuddeback Results
8
Reconyx HC600
32
1
0
97%
Reconyx Results
9
Cuddeback C3
31
3
2
86%
Cuddeback Results
10
Browning Dark Ops HD
30
12
3
67%
Browning Results
11
Kodiak Wifi
28
1
1
93%
Kodiak Results
12
Browning Strike Force HD
28
11
2
68%
Browning Results
13
Spypoint Force 12
27
11
5
63%
Spypoint Results
14
Covert Outlook
24
2
0
92%
Covert Results
15
Primos Proof Cam 02
24
4
5
73%
Primos Results
16
Stealth Cam G42NG
23
8
2
70%
Stealth Cam Results
17
Reconyx XR6
22
1
0
96%
Reconyx Results
18
Primos Proof Cam 01
19
13
1
58%
Primos Results
19
HCO SG560C
18
6
0
75%
HCO Results
20
Primos Proof Cam 03
17
3
10
57%
Primos Results
21
HCO Spartan GoCam
16
3
1
80%
HCO Results
22
Stealth Cam G30
16
2
1
84%
Stealth Cam Results
23
Wildgame P8I
16
0
0
100%
Wildgame Results
24
HCO Spartan GoCam NoGlow
15
0
0
100%
HCO Results
25
Wildgame M10i
15
0
0
100%
Wildgame Results
26
Stealth Cam RX36NG
15
2
2
79%
Stealth Cam Results
27
Bushnell Natureview HD Max
14
0
0
100%
Bushnell Results
28
Covert HD 60
14
7
0
67%
Covert Results
29
Eyecon Crossfire
12
0
0
100%
Eyecon Results
30
HCO SG565
12
7
0
63%
HCO Results
31
Moultrie M-880 Gen2
11
4
1
69%
Moultrie Results
32
Covert Illuminator
11
3
0
79%
Covert Results
33
Eyecon Quickshot
11
0
0
100%
Eyecon Results
34
Stealth Cam RX24
10
4
0
71%
Stealth Cam Results
35
Moultrie M-550 Gen2
10
1
0
91%
Moultrie Results
36
Spypoint SmartPro
8
0
0
100%
Spypoint Results
37
Moultrie M-990i Gen2
8
1
0
89%
Moultrie Results
38
Spypoint Live 4G
6
0
0
100%
Spypoint Results
39
Eyecon Frenzy
6
0
0
100%
Eyecon Results