Often called camera traps by wildlife photographers, guides and researchers, the trail camera is one of the most vital tools for hunters as well as photographers for tracking the wildlife. When you are in an uncharted terrain or inaccessible forest, these cameras are your all-in-one guide to keep you aware of what is happening in your absence. While hunters can track the movement and behavior of animals from faraway to take aim, photographers and researchers track their behavior to study and document them. Besides, in many cases the concerned property owners install these cameras to monitor the security.

Quick Guide To Consider

Whatever may be the reason, while buying one from Campark, you need to consider a number of factors and features. Have a look –

  • Megapixels – Higher megapixels in the picture means sharper and clarified images and if you are getting it for property monitoring, a 14 to 16 MP megapixel camera will be sufficient. While using for outdoors such as for hunting and wildlife monitoring, you need nothing less than 16 MP for the camera.
  • Resolution – Just as megapixels, the video resolution plays a crucial role in determining the clarity and detailing of the footage. 640x480 is a standard resolution for home or property monitoringwhile for outdoor wildlife photography and hunting, go for 720p and 1080p or 4K for highest resolution.
  • Image Capturing Mode– When you install the camera at prime wildlife location, you need one with burst mode so that it captures every action detail during day and night. In Time Lapse mode you can set the camera to press shutter automatically at regular interval so that you can track when and how the animal enters the spot, spends time and after how long leaves.

  • Date-Time Stamps – The cameras should be able to display the time and date of the picture a video so that whenever you use the trail camera as evidence of any theft or burglary, it states the correct time on a specific date.
  • Audio – For any camera trap, it is important to look for models that offer audio capturing facility so that you never miss a call of a bird or animal as well as the voice evidence of any burglar.
  • Detection Range – You need a camera that offers shooting in wide angle coverage so that no matter how far the subject is, the camera never fails to trigger. While surveying large area of land for wildlife, large detection area is always recommended for cameras.
  • Shutter Speed – Your digital camera should be able to shoot as soon as it detects a motion and the trigger speed should be less than 30 seconds of interval so that no action is missed. At the same time, the recovery time should be as less as possible.
  • Flash – If you need full colored imaged, the white flash will work just fine during daytime. For nighttime, infrared flash will be best choice as it offers clarified nighttime shots and no-glow flash will be best for security cameras and especially if you don’t want to alarm the animals.

So, now that you know about features of the trial camera, also check out how you would get the captured images and videos. Getting them as emails will be better than going to field to get the memory card. At the same time, make sure you get a high capacity memory card and battery for better performance.

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