How to Choose Trail Cameras.
You should not be surprised to hear trail cameras being referred to as game cameras and they are popular among hunters who want to know the exact location the animals they hunt go to as well as the type of game they are likely to get there. It is not a fun activity to wait under a tree for the game to come and in some cases, they never show up. A trail camera makes the work easy for you because you can leave it at the location and return to check the images at your own time. If the images do not show much, you can move the trail camera somewhere else. There are a lot of trail cameras in the market with various features and this is why you should have an idea of what you want. Jot down the kind of features you are looking for and use this guide to direct your purchasing decision.
When it comes to make a choice, make sure the flash is on point. This is particularly important during the night. Make a choice between infrared flash and incandescent one. Infrared flash is your best option if you are using the camera at night and you do not want to risk spooking the animals, somebody detecting the camera or even stealing it. The trail cameras with infrared flash do not have a bright flash in capturing the images. What you should know is that the images will be in black and white. The good news is that you will still see the game in its real size and have a clear photo. Incandescent flash produces white light which can scare the animals away but it will give you colored photos which are very clear. You cannot ignore the detection zone of a trail camera when making a choice. The distance zone dictates the distance specifications in the captured images as well as the width.
It is a bad idea not to consider the camera resolution. This is the true measure of the pixel amount the captured image has. With high-resolution cameras, you will get more crispy and clear images. You should be looking at 8-10MP if you are scouting for high-end cameras. Most of the game cameras require D, C or AA batteries in operation. Some have 12-volt or 6-volt batteries. Trail cameras which come with long battery are expensive but they are worth the amount spent on them. It is not costly to purchase a game camera with a battery that runs out quickly but the effort and money that goes into changing and checking them is not fun.