Amazing wildlife images can be captured by the best trail cameras. It's easy to take photos of the usual wildlife subjects, such as ducks, but it can be difficult to get candid shots and videos of more exotic wildlife unless you are a skilled wildlife photographer or hunter. Trail cameras, also known as remote or game cameras, are specifically designed to be left in remote areas to capture wildlife-free imagery.
Because they are easy to conceal and lighter than other cameras, mini trail cameras are increasingly popular. The Campark T20 trail camera is the best and has many great features. It is small and can be carried in your palm.
Design and Features
The T20 comes in a clamshell case. This means that the camera comes with a hinged door. The plastic clip at the right-hand end of the case can be released to open the door.
This is the most common type of trail camera bag. This design is very practical and prevents dust or water ingress. It is rated IP56 so it can withstand all weather conditions.
Attach the supplied metal mounting bracket to the base of your camera case using a 1/4-20 brass thread insert. Any third-party mounting bracket can be used.
The battery compartment is revealed by opening the clamshell case and releasing the plastic catch, also there are 3 buttons on each side.
The menu is opened by pressing the button at the top. On one page, you can choose from 18 options. Scroll through the settings using the 2 arrow keys, which are located at the center of the page.
Anyone who has used a trail camera before can understand the settings and does not need to refer to the manual.
The most important setting for trail cameras is the one that offers 3 options.
You have the option to choose between picture and video, or both. Once you have selected the mode, you can adjust the resolution of the video and/or pictures.
You'll find all the usual settings on most trail cameras, plus a few more advanced features.
Shot lag lets you delay the time when the camera triggers after the initial trigger.
This is very useful because it prevents the SD from getting clogged up with the same animals that are always in front of the camera.
A time-lapse mode and the PIR sensor's sensitivity are two other nice features.
Quality of the Picture
The T20 captures good quality still and video. The best daytime video is impressive. The video footage is clear and well-reproduced in color.
As with all Infrared led trail cameras, nighttime images are black-and-white. Night shots at distance were average with some grain. The pictures improved closer up, at 15 feet.
SD Memory Card and Battery
The T20 can accept standard-sized memory cards up to 32GB. If you prefer, you can use a micro-to-standard SD card adapter.
Campark suggests using a Class 10 SD Card, which is fast enough for full HD video recording.
The 3-way switch located on the bottom of the internal housing turns on the camera. Setup is done in the middle setting.
The T20 can be powered by 4 x AA batteries for up to 6 months in standby mode. The camera will remain active for the duration of that period unless it is used. When not in use, the power port is covered with a rubber grommet.
Campark T20 Accessories
You can connect your camera to your computer using a USB cable. This cable is great if your computer doesn't have an SD card slot of standard size, for example.
You have two options to attach your camera to a tree or post: a nylon strap and a metal bracket.
If you have the right fixings, the metal bracket can also be attached to a wall.
This camera comes with a multi-language manual that is easy to read if you are new to wildlife cameras.
The T20 is a compact micro-trail camera that packs a lot of features in its tiny case.
Daytime video is impressive, and night shots are excellent. Night shots are also very good. The camera lens has a 120-degree field of view.
If you are looking for a way to conceal cameras on public land, or as a security device, we recommend a mini-trail cam.