It was just a few short years ago that Browning trail cameras even came into existence. Although they were blessed with a strong brand name, Browning went from startup to market-mover in less than two years.
We have sold more Browning units in the last three years than any other brand, which is a remarkable feat for one sincere reason:
Our customers do not buy their trail cameras based on fancy advertising.
For this I am thankful. Nearly everyone who comes through our website spends valuable time researching the best trail camera for their needs. Our customers make their purchases based on facts, data, and advice from people who do this for a living. In order to be our #1 selling trail camera brand, you have to have the hard evidence to justify your value.
2016 Browning Trail Cameras
2016 was a banner year for Browning Trail Cameras. The Strike Force Elite and Dark Ops Elite were upgraded in speed and battery efficiency while keeping all the features that made them top wildlife cameras, to begin with. Neither camera is the best at anything, yet they are really good in every area with no apparent weakness.
As a bonus, the Dark Ops Elite is excellent as a quick, easy, and versatile security trail camera.
Maybe it's just from the sheer number of Brownings we have sold, but my inbox is always full of really cool Browning pictures like these:
How can you not love snowy pictures?
The Recon Force Platinum and Spec Ops Platinum are our best video trail cameras under $600. What they lack in picture quality (and speed) they easily make it up with insane video quality. I think they are below average picture cameras, but top-notch video trailcams.
Video resolution on these two models is 1920 x 1080 w/ audio.
2017 Browning Trail Cameras
2017 will bring some changes to the Browning line. Expect to see an internal picture viewer option for the Sub-micro Browning cameras (Strike Force and Dark Ops), increased trigger/recovery speeds, and longer flash range - along with a few other wrinkles.
There may even be a wireless trail camera (wireless, not cellular)... I imagine there could be a long line waiting for that.
As always, though, past performance is not an accurate predictor of future success. These cameras should come out a few months from now and they will still need to be thoroughly tested and reviewed.
Just like you, I don't take marketing as gospel.
Thanks for reading!