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The Best & trail Camera Traps in 2024


If you’re looking for the best wildlife cameras, trail cameras, or camera traps, you’ve come to the right place. At Campkins Cameras, we specialise in selling these types of cameras that are designed to be set up in one location and capture images or video when motion is detected.

In this article, we’ll highlight some of our top models.

1. ZEISS Secacam 5 Trail Camera

The ZEISS Secacam 5 is a compact trail camera weighing just 320g. It offers state-of-the-art imaging technology to capture the hidden world of nature. Key features include:

  • 5 MP photos (up to 12 MP interpolated)
  • IP 66 rating for protection from the elements
  • Infrared flash with 60 invisible black LEDs
  • Fast and reliable 4G data transfer
  • Easy operation with large backlit buttons

2. ZEISS Secacam 7 Trail Camera

The ZEISS Secacam 7 provides sharp, brilliantly illuminated photos and videos even in complete darkness without disturbing wildlife. It has similar specs to the Secacam 5 but offers additional mounting options.

  • 5 MP photos (up to 12 MP interpolated)
  • IP 66 rating for protection from the elements
  • Infrared flash with 60 invisible black LEDs
  • Fast and reliable 4G data transfer
  • Easy operation with large backlit buttons

3. HIKMICRO M15 Trail Camera

The HIKMICRO M15 is a high-spec, 4G connected camera at an exceptional price. It captures up to 10MP images and 1080p video with audio, even in low light conditions. Other notable features:

  • 0.5s trigger speed
  • 82 feet / 25m PIR detection range
  • Broadcasts captures to the HIKMICRO SIGHT smartphone app

4. Bushnell Prime 24MP Low-Glow Trail Camera

The Bushnell Prime is an excellent beginner camera with great specs at an affordable price. Highlights include:

  • 24MP images and 1080p HD video at 30fps
  • 80ft low-glow night vision infrared range
  • 0.3 second trigger speed
  • Up to 1 year battery life

5. Bushnell Core 24MP No-Glow Trail Camera

The Bushnell Core features more speed and range in a weatherproof design. Key specs:

  • 24MP images
  • 80ft no-glow night range
  • 0.3s trigger speed, 1s recovery
  • 1080p video at 30fps with audio
  • Removable battery tray, up to 1 year battery

Bushnell Core DS 30MP No-Glow Trail Camera

The top-of-the-line Bushnell Core DS has dual image sensors optimized for daylight and nighttime, providing the sharpest images. Standout features:

  • 30MP images
  • 100ft no-glow night range
  • Lightning-fast 0.2s trigger speed
  • In-camera colour LCD screen
  • 1080p 60fps video with audio

To sum up, whether you need an affordable beginner camera trap or the most advanced model with lightning speed and range, Campkins Cameras has the best trail and wildlife cameras of 2024. If you have any questions, our expert staff is happy to help you choose the ideal camera for your needs. With features like no-glow night vision, 4G connectivity and high-resolution images, these cameras provide an amazing window into the secret lives of nature.

FAQ on Trail Cameras

What is a trail camera?

A trail camera, also known as a game camera or camera trap, is a rugged, weatherproof camera designed to be left outdoors for extended periods to capture images and videos of wildlife or for surveillance purposes. They are triggered by motion and can operate day or night.

How do I choose the right trail camera?

When selecting a trail camera, consider factors such as image resolution, trigger speed, detection range, flash type (no-glow or low-glow infrared), battery life, storage capacity, and price. Consider your specific needs and the environment where you’ll use the camera.

What’s the difference between no-glow and low-glow infrared flash?

No-glow infrared flash LEDs are completely invisible to the naked eye, while low-glow LEDs emit a faint red glow when triggered. No-glow is less likely to startle animals but may have a shorter range than low-glow.

What is the ideal trigger speed for a trail camera?

Trigger speed refers to how quickly the camera takes a photo when motion is detected. A faster trigger speed (under 0.5 seconds) ensures you won’t miss fast-moving animals. Look for cameras with trigger speeds of 0.2-0.3 seconds for the best results.

How important is detection range?

Detection range is the maximum distance at which the camera can sense motion and trigger a photo or video. A longer range (80-100 feet) is better for larger properties or open areas, while a shorter range may suffice for smaller spaces or when placing the camera closer to a trail or feeding area.

What resolution should I look for in a trail camera?

Higher-resolution images (12MP and up) provide more detail and allow you to zoom in without losing clarity. However, higher resolution also means larger file sizes, which fill up the memory card faster. 12-24MP is a good range for most users.

How long should I expect the batteries to last?

Battery life depends on factors like the number of photos/videos taken, the temperature, and the brand of batteries used. In general, aim for cameras that advertise a battery life of 6 months to a year or more. Using lithium batteries can help extend battery life in colder temperatures.


About Owen Howell

Is the third generation and the current owner who was born into the business, learning all about the new and used camera trade from his father Barry and grandfather Tom. He now has a highly qualified team who themselves are practising photographers with a combined experience of over 100 years. You can catch Owen and his team using either the live chat on the website or by emailing [email protected] or telephone 01223 368087.

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