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

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor No Glow

TCP Rating: 85/100 - The Aggressor No Glow continues to be a top pick of the wildlife research community, hunters, and anyone needing a security camera. The camera is fast, durable, and dependable. It isn't...

$199.95

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Low Glow

TCP Rating: 85/100 - The Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Low Glow is brand new for 2017. The Trophy Cam HD offers fast trigger speeds, long battery life, and the same great case design.

$179.95

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

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

Bushnell Essential E3

Rated by TCP Experts: 78/100

Bushnell Essential E3 Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 78/100 - The Essential E3 is a solid wildlife trail camera. The 2017 E3 has clear and colorful pictures, programming is easy and the camera has plenty of speed.

$149.95

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


 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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