Trail Cameras or game cameras are very popular among hunters. They use these cameras to monitor movements of animals that frequent certain and particular places. In the market, you can get various game cameras depending on the features you need and want; you can go for the right trail camera. However, becaue there are so many in the market, it can be overwhelming to pick the right one. Here are some factors to consider before making a purchase of a trail camera;
Trigger Speed And Recovery Time
Trigger time or trigger speed refers to the moment when the camera detects heat and motion to take a shot. You will probably need a faster trigger speed to record an animal that’s moving at a lighting fast speed such as a Tiger or a Stag.
Besides the trigger speed, you will also need a faster recovery time. Ideally, the camera should offer a one-second recovery time especially if you want to shot multiple animals in a field of view.
Trail or game cameras get their power primarily from AA. D or C batteries, however, you can also get some that are powered by 12 volts or 6 volts batteries. Of course, batteries that offer longer backup time will cost you more and vice versa. Higher end cameras come with batteries that offer longer back-up time as opposed to the cameras that do not.
When buying a trail camera, it is crucial especially when it comes to flash becaus
e you will have two options: brilliant flash and infrared flash. Each of the options has its own pros and cons just like any other camera. For night time recording (which is the best time for hunters to view animals) infrared flash is the best to choose. The disadvantage of the infrared flash is that it can record black and white only.
On the other hand, incandescent cameras offer quality color images this particular type of flash is similar to the one found on digital cameras. These cameras use up more battery power and take way longer to shoot photos.
This is a big problem because when shooting animals one requires so much patience and this particular flash will give the hunter a hard time in the field. This is because of constantly having to charge the camera and the fact that it takes longer to shoot photos means that a hunter can miss a great shot of the animal due to the flash.