2017 Trail Camera Reviews

Trail cameras are offered in a seemingly endless number of configurations. Some trail cameras take pictures, some shoot videos, some are capable of doing both and some are even capable of doing both at the same time. Flash options include incandescent, white led, red glow infrared, low glow infrared and the completely invisible no glow infrared. There are both standard and wireless trail cameras. Wireless trail cameras can additionally be segmented into wifi trail cameras and cellular trail cameras.

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  Wildlife Camera
  If your main purpose is to take photos of animals, select this option.



  Security Surveillance
  You need to catch a human - while not being seen. These cameras have an invisible flash.



  Cellular Trail Camera
  This could be for wildlife or security. These trailcams email & text trail camera pictures.

Reconyx Hyperfire SC950

Rated by TCP Experts: 93/100

Reconyx Hyperfire SC950 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 93/100 - This is the best trail camera money can buy - taking pictures at blazing speeds, producing crystal clear photos, and lasting months on end on a set of batteries. The SC950...

From $649.95

Reconyx Hyperfire HC600

Rated by TCP Experts: 91/100

Reconyx Hyperfire HC600 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 91/100 - Made in the U.S.A., the HC600 combines no glow infrared, with incredible detection capabilities, easy setup and long term durability. This camera will still be working when everything else has hit...

From $549.95

Browning Strike Force HD PRO

Rated by TCP Experts: 90/100

Browning Strike Force HD PRO Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 90/100 - The 2017 Browning Strike Force Pro Review shows incredible trigger speeds, 11-month battery life, and great picture/video quality; all packed in a sub-micro trail camera that includes an internal picture viewer....

From $159.95

Reconyx Hyperfire HC500

Rated by TCP Experts: 88/100

Reconyx Hyperfire HC500 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 88/100 - Made in America, the HC500 may cost a lot, but it will work for years to come. It is crazy fast, takes great pictures and has 20-month battery life. You'll just...

From $449.95

Reconyx XS8

TCP Rating: 85/100 - The Ultrafire XS8 is a brand new video security trail camera from Reconyx. The XS8 features "dynamic video," which records video as long as there is motion in front of the...

From $699.95

Reconyx UltraFire XR6

Rated by TCP Experts: 85/100

Reconyx UltraFire XR6 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 85/100 - Initially, this camera jumps off the page from its price and slow trigger speeds. However, it will win you over if you like videos. The processor in this camera takes unbelievable...

From $599.95

Browning Spec Ops Extreme

Rated by TCP Experts: 84/100

Browning Spec Ops Extreme Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 84/100 - The Spec Ops Extreme is a 2017 Browning camera designed for taking high definition video and improved picture quality. The camera includes an internal picture viewer for viewing photos/videos on the...

From $189.95

Spypoint Solar

Rated by TCP Experts: 84/100

Spypoint Solar Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 84/100 - The Solar trail camera has a built-in solar panel. This unique trail camera has unmatched battery life, trigger speed and recovery time. This is the most intriguing camera we have seen...

From $199.95

Browning Recon Force Extreme

Rated by TCP Experts: 84/100

Browning Recon Force Extreme Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 84/100 - This camera takes incredible videos and very solid pictures. The detection is much improved and the battery life is 6.8 months. You will be hard-pressed to find a better red glow...

From $179.95

Spypoint Force 11D

Rated by TCP Experts: 82/100

Spypoint Force 11D Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 82/100 - This is the fastest trail camera on the market, regardless of price. The 11D is very efficient and can last over 11 months on a set of batteries. We like the...

From $149.95

Bushnell NatureView Cam HD

Rated by TCP Experts: 82/100

Bushnell NatureView Cam HD Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 82/100 - This is a close-focus trail camera designed for taking high-quality pictures of animals within 3 meters. The Natureview also comes with 2 additional lenses

$269.95

Spypoint Force 10

Rated by TCP Experts: 81/100

Spypoint Force 10 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 81/100 - This red glow game camera is known for fast detection speeds and 16-month battery life. Night pictures are blurry but overall, above average. Easy programming will get the camera up and...

From $109.95
Out of Stock

2017 Moultrie M-40i

TCP Rating: 80/100 - The 17' Moultrie M40i is a top Moultrie game camera this year. The 0.29 s. trigger speed is extremely fast and the M-40i game camera has 9-month battery life.

From $159.95

Browning Dark Ops 940 HD

Rated by TCP Experts: 80/100

Browning Dark Ops 940 HD Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 80/100 - The 2017 Dark Ops 940 is a no glow trailcam popular for both wildlife and security surveillance. The Browning Dark Ops is fast, reliable, and battery efficient.

From $149.95

Browning Strike Force 850 HD

Rated by TCP Experts: 80/100

Browning Strike Force 850 HD Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 80/100 - The new 2017 Browning Strike Force 850 HD is a sub-micro trail camera designed to be a value wildlife camera. Improved trigger speed and battery life make this a winner.

From $139.95

2016 Browning Strike Force Elite

Rated by TCP Experts: 79/100

2016 Browning Strike Force Elite Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 79/100 - Speed, picture quality, 7-month battery life, and easy programming. The Strike Force Elite isn't the best at anything, but it is really good in every category.

From $229.95
$279.95

2016 Browning Dark Ops Elite

Rated by TCP Experts: 79/100.

2016 Browning Dark Ops Elite Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 79/100. The sub-micro 2016 Browning Dark Ops Elite is a top-rated no glow IR trailcam with a 0.65-second trigger speed, 7.1-month battery life and easy programming.

From $239.95
$299.95

Stealth Cam G45NG Pro

Rated by TCP Experts: 79/100

Stealth Cam G45NG Pro Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 79/100 - This is a no glow trailcam with fast trigger speed, quick recovery, great case design and excellent picture quality. This is an excellent scouting camera for both wildlife and security purposes....

From $149.95
$179.95

Reconyx Microfire MS8

TCP Rating: 77/100 - The Reconyx MS8 connects to your wifi router wirelessly to email you photos. There is no monthly charge for this service. This is great for security surveillance.

$599.95
Out of Stock

Reconyx Microfire MR5

Rated by TCP Experts: 76/100

Reconyx Microfire MR5 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 76/100 - This is a wireless trail camera that connects to the Reconyx App on your phone in order to change settings and/or download pictures and videos via wifi.

$499.95

Muddy Pro-Cam 12

Rated by TCP Experts: 76/100

Muddy Pro-Cam 12 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 76/100 - The Pro-Cam 12 is quite solid all-around. Not a great detection circuit, but not bad either. Acceptable picture quality, good battery life and easy programming. For the price and with the...

$119.95
Out of Stock

Stealth Cam ZX24

TCP Rating: 75/100 - The ZX24 is the red glow sister camera to the ZX36NG. The ZX24's detection is slow but it has 8-month battery life and decent picture quality. This camera would do well...

$89.95
Out of Stock
$129.95

Stealth Cam G34 Pro

Rated by TCP Experts: 74/100

Stealth Cam G34 Pro Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 74/100 - The new 2016 G34 Pro has a surprisingly slow detection circuit but 6.9-month battery life. The slow detection circuit limits this camera.

$149.95

Moultrie Panoramic P180i

Rated by TCP Experts: 73/100

Moultrie Panoramic P180i Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 73/100 - The P180i is a panoramic trail camera with 3 lenses to increase field-of-view and detection area to 180°. Picture detection is incredibly quick, but videos are very slow. Picture quality is...

$279.99
$299.95

Stealth Cam ZX36NG

TCP Rating: 72/100 - The ZX36NG is a tiny no glow trail camera from Stealth Cam. This camera struggles with a slow video detection but has good battery life and case design.

$84.95
Out of Stock
$149.95

USA Trail Cams Recruit

TCP Rating: 70/100 - Due to the confusing name, the first thing we should point out is this is not an American made trail camera. With good lighting, the Recruit can take excellent pictures/videos. However,...

$199.95
Out of Stock

Exodus Lift

TCP Rating: 68/100 - The Exodus Lift takes good pictures and has a nice case design. However, the battery life should be better and the detection circuit under-performs.

$229.95
Out of Stock

Stealth Cam PX22

Rated by TCP Experts: 57/100

Stealth Cam PX22 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 57/100 - The PX22 is slow, hard to program, and takes poor day pictures/video. It will last about 6 months on a set of lithium batteries though.

$119.95
Out of Stock

Muddy Pro-Cam 10

TCP Rating: 57/100 - The Pro-cam 10 appears to have a significant defect in the seal that protects the camera from moisture. The detection circuit is the slowest we have tested this year. Until the...

$79.95
Out of Stock

Stealth Cam PX36NG

TCP Rating: 56/100 - This is a no glow trailcam that takes 1.7 seconds to trigger a photo and 12 seconds to take the next picture. Compared to the competition, this is very slow.

$129.95
Out of Stock

Reconyx Hyperfire SM750

Rated by TCP Experts: 86/100

Reconyx Hyperfire SM750 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 86/100 - This camera is good at one thing - taking pictures of license plates at night. It really doesn't do anything else, but it is the only license plate camera on the...

From $649.95

Reconyx UltraFire WR6 - White Flash

Rated by TCP Experts: 85/100

Reconyx UltraFire WR6 - White Flash Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 85/100 - This white LED game camera is known for one thing, unbelievable video quality. Plus, the night video remains in color. This camera is slow, though, so don't be in a rush....

From $599.95

Reconyx Hyperfire HC550

Rated by TCP Experts: 82/100

Reconyx Hyperfire HC550 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 82/100 - By far the most expensive white LED camera on the market, the HC550 delivers on battery life, detection circuit, and durability. Night pictures aren't worth the price tag, though.

From $549.95

Covert Illuminator

TCP Rating: 78/100 - Color night videos should be what you need if you are looking at the Covert Illuminator. Unfortunately, the detection speed is relatively slow, so the animals will need to be in...

From $149.95
$236.95

HCO Scoutguard SG560C

TCP Rating: 72/100 - White LED camera traps are used mainly when color night videos are required. The SG560 does a good job in this regard, but is relatively slow and takes marginal nighttime photos....

From $229.95

Moultrie White Flash

Rated by TCP Experts: 70/100

Moultrie White Flash Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 70/100 - This incandescent flash trail camera takes excellent pictures. The biggest downside is the below average, 3-month battery life.

$159.95

HCO Scoutguard SG565

Rated by TCP Experts: 67/100

HCO Scoutguard SG565 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 67/100 - The SG565 takes incredible day and night photos. Some of the best you will ever see. This camera isn't fast though and uses a remote to program. This has been a...

From $159.95
$179.95

Reconyx SC950C Cellular

Rated by TCP Experts: 80/100

Reconyx SC950C Cellular Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 80/100 - If you need the best cellular trail camera on the market and have an unlimited budget, this is your camera. Super fast with infinite programming options, the SC950C is top of...

$1,199.95

Bushnell Aggressor Wireless

Rated by TCP Experts: 80/100

Bushnell Aggressor Wireless Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 80/100 - The Bushnell Aggressor Wireless is an AT&T cellular trail camera capable of remotely sending pictures. This is currently our favorite cell camera for the fast trigger, easy setup, and great picture...

$399.95
Out of Stock

Stealth Cam GXW - Wireless

TCP Rating: 78/100 - The GXW Wireless is the first cellular trail camera capable of transmitting photos AND videos. This camera is fast, well-built, takes great daytime pictures, and easy to setup.

$349.95
$499.95

Covert Blackhawk 12.0 - Verizon

Rated by TCP Experts: 78/100

Covert Blackhawk 12.0 - Verizon Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 78/100 - The Blackhawk is the Verizon version of the Code Black Wireless. This camera will send photos instantly to your email or cell phone. Programming and setup are stellar, but night pictures...

$379.95
$449.95

HCO Spartan Red Glow - Verizon

Rated by TCP Experts: 76/100

HCO Spartan Red Glow - Verizon Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 76/100 - This red glow cellular trail camera offers incredible value. This cell camera has plans starting at $15 a month. Setup is easy and pictures are good. It does use a lot...

$449.95

HCO Spartan Red Glow - AT&T

Rated by TCP Experts: 76/100

HCO Spartan Red Glow - AT&T Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 76/100 - This red glow cellular trail camera offers incredible value. This cell camera has plans starting at $8 a month. Setup is easy and pictures are good. It does use a lot...

$379.95

HCO Spartan NoGlow - AT&T

Rated by TCP Experts: 73/100

HCO Spartan NoGlow - AT&T Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 73/100 - If you have good AT&T reception, the Spartan No Glow offers quite a bit of bang for your buck, whether you are photographing wildlife or the neighbor stealing from your shop....

$399.95

HCO Spartan NoGlow - Verizon

Rated by TCP Experts: 73/100

HCO Spartan NoGlow - Verizon Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 73/100 - If you have good Verizon cellular reception, this cell camera is a no-brainer. It offers excellent bang for your buck, whether you are photographing wildlife or the neighbor stealing from your...

$469.95

Plotwatcher Pro

Captures HD images as fast

Plotwatcher Pro Customer Reviews

Captures HD images as fast as every second. Free ground shipping, sd card, Excellent Customer Service, 2 Year Warranty, call today! 1-800-791-0660

$229.95

Cuddeback Long-Range IR C2

2015 Review of the Cuddeback Long Range C2 trail camera. this Cuddeback camera is dissected to reveal the value of this model # c2.

$199.95
Out of Stock

$129.95
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Kodiak Series Wifi Camera

The Kodiak wireless trail camera downloads photos and videos directly to your smartphone from hundreds of feet away. No monthly fees - wifi game camera

$259.95
Out of Stock

$99.95
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 2017 Game Camera Reviews

Whether you need a new hunting camera, security camera or a dozen new camera traps for your wildlife research project; we hope our trail camera reviews help you find the best trail camera in your budget.

Every game camera review is completed with an unbiased eye and years of experience.  Throughout the year, as new firmware versions are released or new problems arise, we update each trail camera review to match what your current expectations should be for that model.

You can sort through all the scouting camera reviews below by category, brand or price.  So if you are looking for cellular trail camera reviews, just sort by that.

Narrowing down the field to find the best game camera is no easy chore. If you are having problems sorting through the cameras above to find the best trail cameras, go to our Trail Camera Selection Guide to narrow down the cameras to your specific needs.

No matter how you plan on using your next trailcam, we hope our unbiased trail camera reviews will help you buy the best game cameras for your needs, for many years to come.

Top 10 Game Cameras

We tend to structure trailcams by their category. So, by sorting the above trailcam reviews they will automatically sort into the top ten game cameras for each category. If you are viewing all the cameras at once, the reviews will be sorted from first to worst, regardless of category or price.

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