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Whether you're scouting for hunting season or you're simply curious about activity on your property, you'll find a game camera to meet your needs in this extensive collection. Choose from top-rated brands like Spypoint®, Stealth Cam® and Browning®, plus pick up essential accessories like memory cards, mounts and more. If you find a better price on a trail camera from another qualifying retailer, we'll match it with our Best Price Guarantee.
Trail Camera Buying Tips
Keep the following points in mind when shopping for your new game camera at DICK'S.
- Image Resolution: A trail cam's resolution will be expressed in megapixels (MP). If all trail cameras were created equal, a higher number of megapixels would translate to higher quality images — but that is not necessarily the case. Factors like sensor quality and lens type will also have a dramatic impact on image clarity, so avoid making your trail cam choice based solely on megapixel count.
- Flash Type: Trail cameras with standard infrared flash — also called "low glow" or "red glow" — produce a dim red light when taking a photo, but it should be virtually undetectable to animals. If you want to avoid any chance of spooking game, go with black infrared flash. Also called "no glow" or "black flash," black IR does not give off any glow when snapping a photo. This invisible infrared flash is a popular choice for security purposes.
- Trigger Speed: The amount of time it takes the camera to recognize movement and snap the photo is known as trigger speed. A faster trigger speed will help ensure the camera captures a quality image before the target moves out of range.
- Flash Range: The flash range is essentially the maximum distance at which the camera can capture photos. For example, if the flash range is 70', an animal would have to be within that range for the camera to get a clear photo. A trail camera will also have a detection range; when motion is "detected" within this range, the camera will automatically snap the photo.
- Battery Life: The majority of game cameras available at DICK'S run on batteries. For optimum, long-lasting performance, it is recommended that you use lithium batteries rather than alkaline. Consider using rechargeable batteries as a cost-saving, eco-friendly option.
If you want the ability to review your trail cam photos at any time, consider a cellular trail camera from DICK'S. Instead of storing photos on a memory card, these advanced cameras use wireless networks to transmit photos directly to your mobile device. Keep in mind that you will have to pay for a service plan from a cellular provider.
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