Trail Camera Features

Often the features which a trail camera has are as important, or nearly as important, as the quality of photograph it can take. The reason for this is that trail camera is designed to be able to catch photographs of wildlife in its natural form, unaffected by the presence of man. These cameras can be set in hides or on trees in wilderness settings and left unattended with the idea that they will not be noticed or at least paid attention to by any animal which may pass by.

A photographer will, therefore, want to purchase the best trail camera for the money they spend but as there are so many different ones to choose from today, this can sometimes present them with something of a dilemma. One of the ways to assist in removing that dilemma is to go to one of the websites which have reviewed many of the different trail cameras and see what they can recommend. Any recommendation though will be a personal recommendation of the website’s owner but even if you disagree with their recommendation, others which they have reviewed may be more to your liking and personal preferences.

Some of the features which are looked for in a good trail camera are good waterproofing and general weather protection, good imaging perhaps even in low light levels such as during the nights and quick shutter speeds as you never know if the animal captured in the lens will be posing for an unexpected shot or is on the move. Another important factor to be taken into consideration is the battery life of the batteries required to provide power to both the camera and its accessories, such as motion detectors and light level sensors.

Many of the websites that have reviewed trail cameras will present lists of each one’s pros and cons, as well as adequate overall descriptions. Here are a few examples of trail cameras that have been reviewed by at least one of these websites:

TEC.Bean 12MP 1080P Game and Trail Hunting Camera

This particular camera does not produce condensation to mess up the photographs and can be operated at temperatures between -130°F and 120°F. It has the ability for high-resolution for imaging and video plus has a password feature for security.


  • Shockproof, dustproof and waterproof
  • Good imaging both for color during the day and black and white at night
  • Adjustable sensors


  • Can’t use rechargeable batteries
  • Short battery life
  • Automatic deletion of older images

ENKEEO PH730S Trail Camera 1080P 12MP HD Wildlife Game Hunting Cam

This is considered as one of the best trail cameras available today and has adjustable features as well as fast shutter times. It also has the capability to take time-lapse photos as well as ones triggered by the sensors


  • Long standby battery time
  • Black low glow infrared lights
  • 4” LCD screen


  • This camera can have a limitation
  • Difficult to navigate through all the features
  • Short period for return to the manufacturer if problems