Browning Trail Camera Reviews for 2017

Browning Game and Trail Cameras

The Browning Arms Company, which was founded in 1878, is a world renowned American maker firearms and outdoor gear. The Browning company makes many of the products they sell themselves. They also partner with other companies who are experts in their respective fields in an effort to offer more diverse product lines to their customers. These partner companies need to meet Browning's quality standards in order to sell products with the Browning name and logo.

Browning offers quality trail cameras at affordable prices – this is especially true when you consider the features included on each model. While the exact pattern can vary from model to model, each Browning trail camera comes with a camo pattern that makes it easier to conceal, which is not something that you will always find with other brands. Browning trail cameras reviewed here also come with a 1 year warranty.

The 2017 line of Browning trail cameras cover a variety of price points that can meet each person's unique hunting or security needs.

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Low Glow Trail Camera Comparison

Command Ops Series

8MP Camera

0.67 Second Trigger Speed

60 Foot Flash Range

55 Foot Detection Range

720p HD video with sound

  • Built-in Viewer
  • External Power Jack
  • Cellular Camera

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Recon Force Full HD Platinum Series

10MP Camera

0.67 Second Trigger Speed

100+ Foot Flash Range

55 Foot Detection Range

1080 FHD videos with sound

  • Built-in Viewer
  • External Power Jack
  • Cellular Camera

Click here to read our review.

Strike Force HD Elite

10MP Camera

0.4 Second Trigger Speed

100+ Foot Flash Range

55 Foot Detection Range

720p HD video with sound

  • Built-in Viewer
  • External Power Jack
  • Cellular Camera

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No Glow Trail Camera Comparison

Spec Ops Platinum FHD Series

10MP Camera

0.67 Second Trigger Speed

70+ Foot Flash Range

55 Foot Detection Range

1080 FHD videos with sound

  • Built-in Viewer
  • External Power Jack
  • Cellular Camera

Click here to read our review.

Dark Ops Elite HD

10MP Camera

0.4 Second Trigger Speed

70+ Foot Flash Range

55 Foot Detection Range

720p HD video with sound

  • Built-in Viewer
  • External Power Jack
  • Cellular Camera

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Command Ops Series Review

Who is it for?/Description:

The Browning Command Ops Series is an entry level compact trail camera that is large in performance. The Command Ops features a silent 8MP camera that will capture high quality images of what ever is on your property. Its' infrared LED flash with a 60 foot flash range will allow you to get images day and night. This unit also allows you to take 720p HD video with sound. This is a feature packed trail camera that comes at an affordable price!

Features:

  • 8MP Camera
  • HD videos with sound (5 sec.- 2 min. length)
  • Infrared LED flash (low glow)
  • 60 ft. flash range
  • 55 ft. detection range
  • 0.67 second trigger time
  • Uses 8 AA batteries
  • 12 volt external power jack
  • TV out and USB port
  • 1/4”-20 tripod socket
  • Size 5” X 4” X 2.5”
  • Picture info bar displays: time, date, temperature, moon phase, camera ID

Recon Force Full HD Platinum Series Review

Who is it for?/Description:

For those who want to take a step up in features and performance the Browning Recon Force Full HD Platinum Series trail camera is a good option. This trail camera has a 10MP camera that will take fantastic images. In addition it can record 1920 x 1080 full HD quality videos with sound that will look awesome when viewed even on the largest screens. A long 100+ foot infared flash range combined with its 55 foot detection range will make it hard for anything in front of the camera to avoid detection. This camera also features “Zero Blur” technology which takes pictures at night using a fast shutter speed to eliminate motion blur from moving animals at night, which can be a common problem with many trail cameras. Another great feature of this trail camera is its' built in 2-inch color display that not only allows you to view pictures in the field, but also gives you a way to verify where your camera is aimed in the field. Like most trail cameras this unit will support up to 32GB SD cards. If you can't check your camera as often as you would like the SD card management options will allow you to overwrite older images on the SD card if the memory is full. This compact trail camera is a good choice for an enthusiast who wants higher quality images and videos at an affordable price.

Features:

  • 10 MP Camera
  • 1920 x 1080 FHD videos with sound (5 sec.- 2 min. length)
  • Infared LED flash (low glow)
  • 100+ ft. flash range
  • 55 ft. detection range
  • 0.67 second trigger time
  • “Zero Blur” technology
  • Uses 8 AA batteries
  • 12 volt external power jack
  • TV out and USB port
  • 1/4”-20 tripod socket
  • Size 5” X 4” X 2.5”
  • Picture info bar displays: time, date, temperature, moon phase, camera ID
  • Built in 2-inch color display to view pictures and preview where the camera is aimed in the field

Great photos, I really like the 2 inch screen for viewing photos or videos. It takes 6 AA batteries and they have been lasting two months. That will depend on video or camera settings.

review from actual buyer

Spec Ops Platinum FHD Series Review

Who is it for?/Description:

The Spec Ops Platinum FHD Series trail camera offers the same high quality 10MP camera with the ability to record 1920 x 1080 full HD quality videos with sound as the Recon Force Full HD Platinum Series trail camera listed right above this. One great feature of this trail camera is its' built in 2-inch color display that not only allows you to view pictures in the field, but also gives you a way to verify where your camera is aimed in the field. Another unique feature with this camera is its' invisible “Night Vision” infrared LED illumination. This “no glow” flash will allow the camera to remain undetected when capturing images or taking videos at night. The trade-off with the invisible “Night Vision” infrared LED illumination is that the flash range gets slightly reduced. The need for the camera to be undetected is usually most vital for people who are worried about capturing images of animals who might be easily spooked, are hunting on public land and don't want to risk the camera being stolen, and people who are using the trail camera for surveillance/security purposes. So this trail camera is the perfect fit for people who want high quality images and video, but also need the need the camera to remain undetected.

Features:

  • 10 MP Camera
  • 1920 x 1080 FHD videos with sound (5 sec.- 2 min. length)
  • Invisible “Night Vision” Infrared LED illumination at night (no glow flash)
  • 70+ ft. flash range
  • 55 ft. detection range
  • 0.67 second trigger time
  • Uses 8 AA batteries
  • 12 volt external power jack
  • TV out and USB port
  • 1/4”-20 tripod socket
  • Size 5” X 4” X 2.5”
  • Picture info bar displays: time, date, temperature, moon phase, barometric pressure, camera ID
  • Built in 2-inch color display to view pictures and preview where the camera is aimed in the field

Excellent video quality and color photos. Hard to beat Browning for video quality and overall function.

review from actual buyer

Strike Force HD Elite Review

Who is it for?/Description:

The Browning Strike Force HD Elite trail camera is an even more compact model measuring 4.5” X3.25” X 2.5”, but don't let the small size fool you this trail camera is packed with a ton of high end features. The Strike Force HD Elite has a 10MP camera that boasts a super fast trigger speed of 0.4 seconds and a 1.5 second recovery time between pictures. It can also take 720p HD video with sound and has an infared LED flash with a range of 100+ feet. The Strike Force HD camera can also take pictures at night that can eliminate motion blur from a range of 100 feet with Browning's “Zero Blur” technology, which uses a fast shutter speed to eliminate motion blur. This trail camera also offers SD card management options allow you to overwrite older images on the SD card if the memory is full. If you are looking for a feature laiden trail camera with a super compact design it this could be the one for you.

Features:

  • 10 MP Camera
  • 1280x x720 HD videos with sound (5 sec.- 2 min. length)
  • Infrared LED flash (low glow)
  • 100+ ft. flash range
  • 55 ft. detection range
  • 0.4 second trigger time
  • 1.5 second recovery time
  • “Zero Blur” technology
  • Uses 6 AA batteries
  • 12 volt external power jack
  • TV out and USB port
  • 1/4”-20 tripod socketSize 4.5” X3.25” X 2.5”
  • Picture info bar displays: time, date, temperature, moon phase, camera ID

If you like the Strike Force HD Elite and have the need for more than one you might be interested to know that there are deals available if you buy two or four of these trail cameras at one time.

Good camera for the price. Works well and is easy to set up... It actually outperforms my security cameras.

Works great... Love the pics.... One of the best cameras I've used...

I love this little camera. It fits perfectly in the security box. The pictures are amazing both day and night.

reviews from actual buyers

Dark Ops Elite HD Review

Who is it for?/Description:

If you want a super compact trail camera that is undetectable when taking pictures or videos at night the Browning Dark Ops Elite HD trail camera is the one for you. Measuring in at 4.5” X3.25” X 2.5” the Dark Ops Elite HD has a 10MP camera that with the super fast trigger speed of 0.4 seconds combined with a 1.5 second recovery time between pictures. It can record 1920 x 720 HD quality videos with sound. This trail camera also features Browning's invisible “Night Vision” infrared LED illumination. This “no glow” flash allows the camera to remain undetected when capturing images or taking videos at night. As mentioned earlier, the trade-off with the invisible “Night Vision” infrared LED illumination is that the flash range gets slightly reduced. In this case the flash distance is still at 70+ feet which is more than many “low glow” cameras that are currently being sold. This affordable feature rich camera is sure to please owners in just about any way they they plan on using it.

Features:

  • 10 MP Camera
  • 1280 x 720 HD videos with sound (5 sec.- 2 min. length)
  • Invisible “Night Vision” Infrared LED illumination at night (no glow flash)
  • 70+ ft. flash range
  • 55 ft. detection range
  • 0.4 second trigger time
  • Uses 6 AA batteries
  • 12 volt external power jack
  • TV out and USB port
  • 1/4”-20 tripod socket
  • Size 4.5” X3.25” X 2.5”
  • Picture info bar displays: time, date, temperature, moon phase, barometric pressure, camera ID

If you like the Strike Force HD Elite and have the need for more than one you might be interested to know that there are also deals available if you buy two or four of these trail cameras at one time.

I set them up before leaving for a two week vacation and when I returned, one camera had 1,283 and another had 5,680 photos. The camera with 5,680 photos had a little less than 50% battery life left and the camera with the 1,283 photos was still close to 90%, so battery life was excellent.

I really like this game cam, easy to set up...

Trail cam takes beautiful pictures...

Good product, great service.

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