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Deciding Between the Different Options in Trail Cameras
If you spend a lot of time doing outdoor activities like hunting there will probably come a time when you want to invest in a trail camera. Instead of sitting and waiting for an animal to cross your path, you can set up a camera to see what sort of activity an area gets or not. There are many trail cameras out on the market so there will be one to suit your needs no matter what those might be.
One thing to consider about the durability of the camera is whether or not is can deal with moisture or total water submersion. It’s hard to predict when rain is coming some of the time, and you don’t necessarily want to take the camera down and miss any shots during the rain anyway. Generally a trail camera is going to stay in place just fine but it’s nice to be protecting for the off chance that it gets dropped into water at some point.
One cool feature that is offered on a lot of trail cameras these days is the option to send images directly from the camera to your phone. With that feature there’s no need to collect the images in person which means you can get them everyday as opposed to weekly or however often you’d walk out to the camera in person otherwise. This will give you a better idea about the type of wildlife that is active in the area closer to real time. If you can access the photos directly it also cuts down on the amount of equipment you need to take on any of your trips.
Another important consideration is going to be how far the lights on the camera are capable of flashing. A trail camera with a good flash is going to give you great color shots even in the middle of the night. Always looks into what size SD cards a camera is capable of holding. Generally you’ll want to use the biggest SD card you can so that you end up with as many pictures as possible and don’t run out of storage space at an inopportune moment.
Some cameras also the feature of being able to shoot some video clips in addition to photos, but do know that video clips take up a lot more storage space than images do. Different trail cameras are going to have different options for security so you’ll want to see what each offers and how that works for you as well. Most trail cameras are great at camouflaging but they do come in a variety of style options that you will be able to choose between. Figuring out what your needs are is the first step in finding the best trail camera and then from there checking out reviews is a good idea before you settle on your top selection.
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