It's extremely difficult to estimate trail and wildlife camera battery life. Variables include number of pictures taken, percentage of day to night photos, temperature and power consumption characteristics unique to each camera.
Even if you're not a "technical wizard," these numbers indicate how well each model compares relative to industry peers.
Additionally, we use these precise measurements to extrapolate the anticipated months of battery life in a scenario where each non-cellular game camera takes a set number (35) of day and night photos - every 24 hours, on a set of Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries. We use the same calculation for cellular game cameras, except the set number of day and night photos is 15 each.
We use a Rigol oscilloscope with a setting taking 10.0K samples per second.
We strive to deliver the highest quality and most accurate data. We will continue to push the envelope to ensure that we are representing all the trail cameras as accurately as possible.
Trail Camera Battery Life
The below results are the game cameras we have done in 2020. Here is how we calculate battery life...
Battery life is calculated with our propriety formula which accounts for resting power draw + daytime power consumption + nighttime power consumption. This is done for pictures and videos. Browse our chart to see which model has the longest lasting camera battery, so you can choose a camera with the best battery life.
Picture Battery Life
This calculation accounts for taking 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hours. For cellular cameras, we make it 15-day and 15-night pictures.
Video Battery Life
This calculation accounts for taking 15-day and 15-night videos every 24 hours. Each video is 10 seconds long.
Trail and Wildlife Camera Battery Life Comparison. You can click on Photo Battery Life or Video Battery Life to sort the cameras.