2018 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.

Wildgame 360°

TCP Rating: 61/100 - This camera takes pictures anywhere in a 360° field of view. The Wildgame 360 takes great night pictures, detects a HUGE area and is easy to setup. However, slow detection speeds,...

$189.95
Out of Stock

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
Out of Stock

Spypoint Link-S (Verizon)

Rated by TCP Experts: 87/100

Spypoint Link-S (Verizon) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 87/100 - The Spypoint Link-S transmits photos directly to the app on your phone. Read our Spypoint Link S Review for all the details and take advantage of our 2-year warranty

From $499.95

Spypoint Link-S (AT&T)

Rated by TCP Experts: 87/100

Spypoint Link-S (AT&T) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 87/100 - The Spypoint Link-S transmits photos directly to the app on your phone. Read our Spypoint Link S Review for all the details and take advantage of our 2-year warranty

From $499.95

Spypoint Link-Dark (AT&T)

Rated by TCP Experts: 87/100

Spypoint Link-Dark (AT&T) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 87/100 - The Link-Dark is no glow, fast, easy to setup, and has plenty of options for programming on the app. This is a big winner whether using for security or wildlife.

From $349.95

Spypoint Link-Dark (Verizon)

Rated by TCP Experts: 87/100

Spypoint Link-Dark (Verizon) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 87/100 - The Link-Dark is no glow, fast, easy to setup, and has plenty of options for programming on the app. This is a big winner whether using for security or wildlife.

From $349.95

Covert Code Black LTE (AT&T)

Rated by TCP Experts: 81/100

Covert Code Black LTE (AT&T) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 81/100 - All-in-all, this is a really solid AT&T cellular camera. The app has some functionality issues, but the camera takes good pictures, is fast, and has great battery life.

From $429.95

Covert Blackhawk LTE (Verizon)

Rated by TCP Experts: 81/100

Covert Blackhawk LTE (Verizon) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 81/100 - All-in-all, this is a really solid Verizon cellular camera. The app has some functionality issues, but the camera takes good pictures, is fast, and has great battery life.

From $429.95

HCO Spartan 4G (AT&T)

Rated by TCP Experts: 78/100

HCO Spartan 4G (AT&T) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 78/100 - This 4G cellular camera is really hampered by its ability to only work on 4G towers (does not work on 3G), only being able to send pictures to one phone number,...

$399.95

Spypoint Link-EVO (Verizon)

Rated by TCP Experts: 76/100

Spypoint Link-EVO (Verizon) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 76/100 - The Spypoint Link-EVO Verizon transmits pictures to the Spypoint app on your phone. This cellular trailcam would work well for anyone on a tight budget.

From $249.95

Spypoint Link-EVO (AT&T)

Rated by TCP Experts: 75/100

Spypoint Link-EVO (AT&T) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating: 75/100 - The Spypoint Link-EVO transmits pictures to the app on your phone. This is a great value cellular trailcam for anyone on a tight budget. The Link Evo is a top cell...

From $249.95

HCO Spartan Red Glow - US Cellular

TCP Rating: 72/100 - We have a hard time recommended a trail camera that only detects 30 ft. If you need a cell camera and only have US Cellular reception, this is your only option....

$449.95

HCO Spartan No Glow - US Cellular

TCP Rating: 71/100 - we have a hard time recommendeding a trail camera that only detects 30 ft. If you need a cell camera and only have US Cellular reception, this is your only option....

$469.95

HCO Spartan 4G (Verizon)

Rated by TCP Experts 73/100

HCO Spartan 4G (Verizon) Customer Reviews

TCP Rating 73/100 - The HCO Spartan 4G Verizon is a 2018 cellular trail camera from HCO Outdoors. This camera scores well in picture quality, battery life, and case design, but, struggles with usability and...

$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

$219.95

$199.95
Out of Stock

Reconyx Microfire MS7 (License Plates)

TCP Rating: 83/100 - This camera is designed to strictly catch license plates (day or night), so judging it like a normal camera would be unfair. Still, the camera is easy to setup, gets good...

$599.95
Out of Stock

Hawk Ghost HD16 Black

Hawk Ghost HD16 Black Customer Reviews

$99.95
$139.95

$299.95
Out of Stock

$349.95
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 2018 Game Camera Reviews

Whether you need a new hunting camera, security camera, wildlife camera or a dozen new camera traps for your wildlife scouting project we hope our reviews help you find the best trail camera for your budget. If you are tracking wildlife then we have the best deer cameras. If the cost is a factor then we offer the best trail cameras for the money. Find help selecting the top rate trail cameras here!

Every game camera review is completed with an unbiased eye and years of experience.

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

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

No matter how you plan on using your next trailcam, we have spent a lot of time reviewing them and hope our unbiased trail camera reviews will help you buy the best game cameras for your needs, both now and for many years to come.

Top 10 Game Cameras

We tend to group trail cams 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.

For information on Security Cameras be sure to read our page on How to Catch a Thief

Additional Resources:

Moultrie Game Cameras - an overview of the Moultrie camera products we have reviewed for 2018.

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