Comprehensive Review: Campark TC27 4G Solar Trail Camera Features & User Experience

In-Depth Analysis and User Experience of the Campark TC27 4G Solar Trail Camera: Features, Performance, and Practical Applications

In this article, we are going to demonstrate how to configure and thoroughly review the TC27 4G LTE Cellular Trail camera from Campark. This camera stands out as the most advanced trail camera I have ever used, and it is notably the first one to come with a SIM card and 4G connectivity. We will test its functionality and explore how well it works in various conditions, including its ability to connect from anywhere with a mobile signal. I am particularly excited to test this camera, as it allows for remote adjustments, making it a versatile tool for long-term outdoor use.

Unboxing and Initial Setup

Upon opening the box, the first item we encounter is a 6-watt solar panel. The package includes manuals in English, German, and French. The camera comes equipped with a nano SIM card featuring a trial plan of 300 MB for 30 days. The TC27 is a robust unit with pan and zoom functionalities, rated IP66 waterproof, ensuring durability in various weather conditions. All buttons and connectors are protected with rubber caps.

The camera is powered by a substantial 10,400 mAh battery, and the dual antennas ensure optimal signal reception. The package includes a variety of accessories, including screws and mounting hardware, allowing for easy installation on a wall or tree. The solar panel can be mounted on top of the camera or placed nearby, thanks to a long connecting cable.

Installation Process

Installing the camera is straightforward. After mounting the solar panel, we attach it to the camera. The solar panel is quite large, ensuring it captures enough energy to keep the camera powered for extended periods. The TC27 also comes with a SIM card and SD card slots, which need to be inserted properly. The SIM card slot is designed for easy insertion, and the SD card slot is located next to it.

Configuring the Camera

To prepare the camera for use, the first step is to unlock the SIM card. This is done by going to the settings, selecting SIM card security, and unlocking the SIM card with the appropriate code. Next, we install the UCon app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Once installed, we add the device by scanning the QR code on the camera.

With the camera turned on and the SIM card installed, we follow the app instructions to connect. The camera offers 355° pan and 90° tilt angles, allowing for comprehensive coverage. The app allows us to control the camera remotely, adjusting its position and settings as needed.

Performance and Features

The TC27 camera boasts a trigger speed of 0.5 seconds, ensuring it captures images quickly once motion is detected. During testing, the camera promptly started recording as soon as movement was detected, demonstrating its efficiency. The camera also features an alarm that can be configured through the app, allowing users to set specific periods for the alarm to be active.

One of the standout features of the TC27 is its ability to connect remotely and interact with wildlife in real-time. This functionality offers a significant advantage over traditional trail cameras, which require physical retrieval of the recorded footage. With the TC27, users can view live feeds and recorded videos directly from their mobile devices.

Image and Video Quality

The camera's image quality is good, though not the best I have seen. In comparison, the Campark TC22 offers superior image quality. However, the TC27 excels in other areas, such as 4G connectivity and remote control capabilities. The camera can record videos during the day and night, with clear, detailed footage.

The TC27 also supports cloud storage, allowing users to upload videos directly to the cloud. Alternatively, videos can be stored on the SD card and downloaded to a mobile device using the 4G connection. The camera's microphone and speaker enable two-way communication, making it possible to interact with the surroundings through the app.

Practical Applications and Recommendations

As a security camera, the TC27 is highly effective due to its 4G connectivity and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) functionalities. These features allow for real-time monitoring and adjustments, making it a versatile tool for various surveillance needs. However, for use as a trail camera, the PTZ functionality may not be as crucial.

The TC27 is particularly valuable for its immediate feedback capability. Users can wake up and check the footage from the previous night, offering a more dynamic and interactive experience compared to traditional trail cameras. This real-time access is a game-changer for those who regularly monitor wildlife or need instant updates from remote locations.


In summary, the Campark TC27 camera is a highly advanced trail camera with a range of impressive features. Its 4G connectivity, remote control capabilities, and robust build quality make it a standout choice for both wildlife observation and home security. While the image quality may not surpass that of the TC22, the added functionalities of the TC27 offer significant advantages.

For $180, the TC27 provides excellent value, combining good video quality with reliable connectivity.For the full review, please see: