Reviews of Best APEMAN Low Glow Game Cameras for 2018

APEMAN Low Glow Trail Cameras

If you are currently looking to buy your first trail camera you might recognize the APEMAN brand as one of your options. If you have bought a trail camera previously, but haven't purchased one in the past few years you might be unfamiliar with the APEMAN brand. 

They have 3 models to choose from in 2018, which is fewer than some other manufacturers. However, each model is feature packed and has a very affordable price. With the affordable pricing, most people will feel that they have gotten an excellent value even if the camera has a feature that they didn't need or want.

We reviewed every APEMAN model to help you quickly determine which one best suits your specific needs as you make your next, or first, trail camera purchase.

APEMAN is a newer company that was founded in 2016, which is why people whose last trail camera purchase was earlier than 2016 might not be familiar with them. In addition to trail cameras, they also sell action cameras, dash cameras, projectors, video players, wireless security cameras, and binoculars.

So as you can see APEMAN isn't a company that is trying to sell trail cameras as part of some vast array of unrelated product offerings. Their main product focus is on electronic photography and video products that are durable enough to keep up with outdoor activities and stand-up to the elements.

In the short time since they began selling trail cameras, the APEMAN brand has become increasingly popular with hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts by offering some pretty feature-laden cameras at very competitive prices. For example, every model comes with a 2.4" color LCD screen, which makes camera setup and viewing pictures in the field very easy. Every APEMAN model also features image stamps with date, time, temperature, and moon phase, which is key for hunters that are looking for patterns in game animals. Those features don't come on all trail camera and that is especially true at the price points APEMAN is going after.

However, just because a company has sold a lot of trail cameras doesn’t mean that they are offering a trail camera with the features that YOU need at a price you are looking for.

At the time of this article being written, APEMAN has 3 trail low glow trail cameras to offer you for 2018.. So let’s learn some more about them, read the reviews, and see which ones are our favorites and why. 

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What is Low Glow Flash?

There are two main types of flash technology used by trail cameras to capture images and video and night.

One type of flash is commonly referred to as low glow, which uses red infrared LEDs which emit a small amount of light (glow) when the camera is capturing videos and images at night.

The second most popular type of flash used by trail cameras is commonly called no glow or invisible LEDs. Unlike the low glow flash the no glow LEDs don't emit any light thereby keeping the camera undetectable at night. No glow cameras are most desirable for people who want to conceal the location of the camera. For example, people who are using them for security purposes or people who are hunting on public land where they think their camera might get stolen.

Trail cameras with no glow flash typically cost a bit more and have a smaller flash range than similarly equipped low glow cameras. So if you don’t need a no glow camera getting a low glow model might offer a better flash range while saving you some money.

APEMAN Trail Camera Lineup and Reivews

#1 APEMAN H45 Trail Camera

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The H45 Trail Camera is the most affordable trail camera APEMAN has to offer, but don’t let the low price fool you. This camera has a ton of high-end features that are often not found on other trail cameras in its’ price range. It comes with a camera that is can take up to 12MP images. If video is your thing, don’t worry, it can record video with 1080p resolution. When you combine that with a trigger speed of less than 0.5 second trigger speed, a flash range of 65 feet, and a color LCD screen you have a feature rich camera that comes in at a very affordable price.

Does this camera have everything? No, but it comes close. So unless you are looking for a trail camera with cellular capabilities, wide angle motion detection, wide angle image capture, or trail cameras with a 100 foot flash range - you should seriously consider this camera. Plus, if you are someone who is looking to buy multiple trail cameras, the H45 allows you the opportunity to buy multiple cameras at an affordable price without having to sacrifice on quality.

Features/Specs:

  • 12MP Image Resolution
  • 1080p HD Video Resolution
  • less than 0.5 second trigger speed
  • 26 Invisible Infrared LEDs
  • 65 foot flash range
  • Image stamp with date, time, temperature, and moon phase
  • 2.4" Color LCD screen
  • Weather resistant exterior
  • Camo exterior
  • USB port
  • 6V DC connection
  • 8AA batteries
  • Battery life of up to 6 months: depending on the settings and type of batteries used
  • Uses up to 32GB SD card
  • Speaker
  • Threaded camera mount
  • Mounting strap is included

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    12MP image resolution
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    1080p HD Video Resolution
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    Less than 0.5 second trigger speed
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    65 foot flash range
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    Video Resolution: 1080p HD with sound
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    Great battery life
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    Image stamp with date, time, temperature, and moon phase
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    2.4" Color LCD screen
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    Camo exterior

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    Might miss capturing images of fast moving object that are right in front of the camera
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    Night images not always as clear as you would like
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    Depending on LED settings things on the edge of images may not be illuminated as much as you would like.   

#2 APEMAN H65 Trail Camera

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The H65 has a lot in common with the entry level H45, but takes it up a notch in one key area. Many times when you are looking for the perfect location to place a trail camera you don’t know the exact direction you want to point it, because if you don’t have it facing in just the right direction something might come by, but not trip the motion sensor. The H65 helped address this problem by incorporating 3 motion sensors into the design, which gives it a 120 degree motion detection.

Having a trail camera with wide-angle motion detection is helpful because when something is in front of the camera moving quickly from one side to the other it is possible that cameras with narrower motion detection ranges could miss capturing an image or video before the object leaves the camera's field of view.

In addition to the wide angle motion detection, the APEMAN H65 comes with a 12MP camera and the ability to capture video at 1080p high definition video. It also comes with a 2.4" Color LCD screen and a 65 foot IR flash range. The trigger speed is a bit slower than the H45 model, but still comes in at less than one second, which is more than adequate when paired with the wide angle motion detection that the H65 offers.

The one shortcoming we see with the H65 is that its’ camera only has a 55 degree field of view to go along with its’ wide angle sensors. With this configuration, it is possible that an object on the periphery of the motion sensors could trigger the camera to start recording video or take pictures. However, unless the object moves toward the center of the detection range, where the camera can capture it, you could end up with nothing in your pictures or videos, which can be frustrating. That is why we prefer the H68 trail camera, where this concern has been addressed. We review the H68 camera next. So keep reading.

Features/Specs:

  • 12MP Image Resolution
  • 1080p HD Video Resolution
  • 3 motion sensors that detect motion within 120 degrees
  • less than 1 second trigger speed
  • 42 Black LEDs
  • 65 foot flash range
  • Image stamp with date, time, temperature, and moon phase
  • 2.4" Color LCD screen
  • Weather resistant exterior
  • Camo exterior
  • USB port
  • 6V DC connection
  • Uses 8AA batteries
  • Battery life of up to 6 months: depending on the settings and type of batteries used
  • Uses up to 32GB SD card
  • Wall mount
  • Mounting strap is included

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    12MP image resolution
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    1080p HD Video Resolution
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    3 motion sensors
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    Wide 120-degree motion detection range
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    Less than 1 second trigger speed
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    65 foot flash range
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    Easy to use
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    Image stamp with date, time, temperature, and moon phase 
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    2.4" Color LCD screen
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    Camo exterior

CONS

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    Camera only has 55 degree field of view., which might result in empty images if object sets off trigger, but doesn't come in front of the camera. 
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    Night images not always as clear as you would like

#3 APEMAN H68 Trail Camera

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At first glance, the H68 trail camera from APEMAN looks very similar to the H65 model. However, the H68 has one key in provement. It combines the 120 degree motion detection of the H65 with an impressive 130° wide-angle lens camera. This is a huge improvement! Adding a 130° wide-angle lens camera to the already impressive 120 degree motion detection means that when your camera detects something on the edge of the motion detection area and captures an image or begins recording video you will have very few instances where you are looking at the empty images or video wondering what triggered the motion sensor.

When you combine those features with a less than 0.2 second trigger speed, 65 foot IR flash range, a time stamp, and a 2.4" Color LCD screen, you have a full-featured camera at an incredibly affordable price.

Plus, with the wide angle camera and detection range, it is like having 2 cameras in one - especially in those situations where you are not exactly sure where to point your trail camera when you are setting it up. 

Features/Specs:

  • 12MP Image Resolution
  • 1080p HD Video Resolution
  • 130 degree wide-angle lens camera
  • 3 motion sensors that detect motion within 120 degrees
  • Less than 0.2 second trigger speed
  • 42 black LEDs
  • 65 foot flash range
  • Image stamp with date, time, temperature, and moon phase
  • 2.4" Color LCD screen
  • Weather resistant exterior
  • Camo exterior
  • USB port
  • 6V DC connection
  • 8AA batteries
  • Battery life of up to 6 months: depending on the settings and type of batteries used
  • Uses up to 32GB SD card
  • Wall mount
  • Mounting strap is included

PROS

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    12MP Image Resolution
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    1080p HD Video Resolution
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    130 degree wide-angle lens camera
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    3 motion sensors
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    120-degree motion detection range 
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    Less than 0.2 second trigger speed
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    65 foot flash range
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    Easy to use
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    Image stamp with date, time, temperature, and moon phase 
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    2.4" Color LCD screen
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    Camo exterior

CONS

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    Night images not always as clear as you would like

Conclusion & Our Favorites

Unlike some other trail camera manufacturers who might offer 10 or more models in given year to try and satisfy every possible set of needs APEMAN currently offers 3 models of its’ trail cameras. So if your heart is set on no glow flash, a 20MP camera, 100 foot flash range, or a cellular trail camera you might want to look elsewhere, but you should be prepared to pay more for those cameras.

Meanwhile, the majority of users will be quite pleased with the solid list of features that come on APEMAN trail cameras. Then when you look at the prices you pay for each of these trail cameras you know you are getting value for your trail camera dollar. So if one of these models fit your needs it would certainly be worth giving it a try.

We currently have 2 APEMAN trail cameras that we view as our favorites with each one meeting a different need.

  • The H45 camera is a terrific camera for someone who is on a budget or is looking to buy multiple trail cameras.
  • The H68 has the best features and with its’ 3 motion sensors and wide-angle camera lens, it can arguably take the place of a couple trail cameras – eliminating those situations where you don’t quite know where you want the camera to face. Plus, with its’ affordable price, many people will still be able to consider it even if they need to buy multiple trail cameras.