Toguard H20 Mini Trail Camera Review

Toguard H20 Mini Trail Camera

If you want to maximize the amount of information you can collect when monitoring game animals it is really advantageous to have multiple trail cameras in the field. However, when you start buying multiple game cameras the cost of your investment can really start to add up. Then if you plan on using these trail … Read more

Campark T40 Trail Camera Review

Campark T40 Trail Camera

Updated July 4, 2020

Just because you want to buy something doesn’t mean that you want to break the bank and just because you are budget conscious doesn’t mean that you are OK with something that lacks important features or doesn’t perform well. This is true for most things we buy including trail cameras.

Lucky for us these days there are full-featured trail cameras that come at super affordable prices. One of these trail cameras is the Campark T40.

We like the T40, but keep reading our review to find out about the pros and cons of the T40 to see if its’ features fit the way you want to use it.

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Why Do So Many Trail Cameras Take Empty Pictures Or Not Take Any Pictures At All?

If you have used trail cameras for a while you might already be aware of the frustration of cameras that take pictures of “nothing” (pictures with no animals in them) or worse yet fail to take any pictures at all. For people who are new to trail cameras let’s talk about these issues, why they happen, and how the Campark T40 addresses them.

Let’s start with the problem of not taking pictures even though you know that something came through the area.

The Problem of Failing to Take Pictures

Not Capturing Images or Video Can Happen for 3 Main Reasons:

  • The trail camera doesn’t have a wide-angle lens.
  • The motion sensor doesn’t detect at a wide enough angle.
  • The trail camera doesn’t detect motion far enough away.

How Can This Be Fixed?

Campark has addressed this issue in 3 ways with the T40.

  • 120° Wide Angle Camera Lens
  • 120° Wide Motion Detection Range
  • Gave the camera a 0.5 second Trigger Speed, which means that 0.5 seconds after motion is detected the camera will take a picture or begin recording video.

The Problem of Empty Pictures

Pictures and videos with nothing in them can be very frustrating. It might be even more frustrating if you see something barely visible on the edge of the image. So why does this happen?

Empty Pictures Can Happen for 2 Reasons:

  • The subject is moving fast (maybe on the edge of the detection range or the edge of where the camera lens can capture it) and the camera doesn’t take a picture or start recording a video quickly enough.
  • The camera experienced a false trigger. This can happen to any trail cameras and has a lot to do with how and where you set them up. You can learn about how to avoid false triggers here.

How Can This Be Addressed?

Campark addressed this issue in 2 important ways with the T40.

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Campark T70 Trail Camera Review

Campark T70 Trail Camera

Campark T70 Trail CameraIt can be very hard to find a trail camera that is value-priced and comes with a no glow flash. Too often no glow trail cameras are priced out of range of budget-conscious buyers and are difficult to consider purchasing for people who might be thinking of buying multiple trail cameras. Thankfully, the Campark T70 trail camera has helped address this problem.

Why Should You Want A No Glow Trail Camera?

If we were to give you a one-word answer to this question it would be VERSATILITY.

Having a trail camera with no glow flash means that it remains completely undetectable when capturing pictures or videos at night.

Since these cameras won’t disclose their location at night you can feel confident putting them in locations and use them for purposes that might not be appropriate for their low glow counterparts. You can use them for security cameras since trespassers or thieves won’t know where they are located even if they look directly at the no glow camera while it is in use. You can also feel more confident putting a no glow trail camera on public hunting land without fear of it being stolen by unscrupulous hunters.

Introducing the Campark T70 Trail Camera

Campark T70 Trail Camera

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The Campark T70 is an inexpensive bread-and-butter trail camera that covers all of your basic wildlife surveillance needs with the huge bonus of having a no glow flash. This camera is a sturdy and energy-efficient trail camera that is capable of staying active without any attention for a whole season. Plus, its high definition camera and quick shutter speed help it to capture every passing animal. With this solid feature set, the T70 is a reliable way of capturing high-quality images and videos over a long time frame and with minimal maintenance.

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SPYPOINT Link-Micro Review


SPYPOINT Link-MicroIf you are familiar with trail cameras you already know that they can be expensive. Then if you want something like a cellular trail camera the price can sometimes be out of reach for people who are on a budget or for people who need to buy multiple cellular trail cameras. Then to make matters worse, cellular trail cameras are often large and are easily spotted by people who might steal or vandalize the camera.

In addition to the price of the camera, you also need to purchase a data plan in order to have the images sent to you. If you have multiple cameras or have a camera placed in an area with a lot of activity the price of sending all those images can add up as well.

If you are a budget-conscious buyer who is looking for an affordable cellular trail camera the super-compact SPYPOINT Link-Micro might be a good option for you.

SPYPOINT Link-Micro (Smallest Cellular Trail Camera on The Market!)
  • TECHNOLOGY: SMALLEST cellular trail camera in the market! Powered by only 8 AA batteries and MicroSD card. Smaller than your hand! BUCK TRACKER - AI Image Recognition. Mobile app & web app capable with photo viewing on smartphone & computer
  • CELLULAR: 4G Photo transmission, works with major cellular providers nationwide, see Coverage Maps for performance. Preactivated SIM, mobile app capable, simple and fully configuration with app. Data plans available
  • PICTURE QUALITY: 10 MP, 4 Power LEDs, up to 80' Flash and Detection Range, 0.5s Trigger Speed, color photos by day, infrared by night, Multi-Shot and Continuous Modes
  • POWER: 16GB MicroSD memory card (not included), 8 AA batteries (not included), 12V jack Network 4G (HSPA+)

So Is It Possible to Find a Good Compact Cellular Trail Camera on a Budget?

Making an affordable cellular trail camera is exactly what SPYPOINT was trying to do when they made the Link-Mirco. They already have some terrific full-featured cellular trail camera options available, but this was their attempt to make a more compact entry-level model that could still meet peoples’ needs.

They went about trying to achieve this goal by doing 3 different things.

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Bushnell 16MP Trophy Cam HD Essential E3 Trail Camera Review

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Essential E3

Sometimes it can be hard to find an affordable trail camera with good features and performance at a price that isn’t well over $100. That task can be even more difficult when you want to purchase a trail camera from a brand that has a name you are familiar and with a reputation you feel good about.

Luckily Bushnell helped make this job easier with their Trophy Cam HD Essential E3 low glow trail camera.

Reputation and History of Bushnell Trail Cameras

Bushnell, which was founded in 1948 by David P. Bushnell, is an American company that specializes in sporting optics and other outdoor products.

In addition to trail cameras, Bushnell’s product line includes binoculars, riflescopes, red dot sights, rangefinders, and spotting scopes (small portable high-powered telescopes).

So when you purchase a trail camera from Bushnell you can rest assured that you are buying from a company who isn’t making selling trail cameras as an afterthought. They have based their business on making quality optical products. Plus, they stand behind their products with a one year limited warranty. 

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Stealth Cam DS4K Trail Camera Review

Stealth Cam DS4K Trail Camera Review

Now that 4K technology has begun making its’ way into the televisions and other devices we use in our homes it is only natural that people want to see this technology become available in more devices. This increasing demand for 4K technology isn’t just limited to the devices we use in our homes. Trail camera manufacturers know that many people want to see this technology in their next trail camera purchase as well.

Stealth Cam was one of the first companies that became aware of this demand. That is why they created the Stealth Cam STC-DS4K 4K trail camera, which is the first 4K trail camera. If you are someone who is looking for a top-performing trail camera that can record the highest quality videos the Stealth Cam DS4K is a great trail camera for you to look at buying.

What Is 4K Video and Do I Want it on My Trail Camera?

To answer this question we need to talk about pixels because the more pixels an image or video has the more detail it can display.

Traditional HD Video (1080p)

Let’s first talk about the standard for traditional HD which is 1080p, measured by the number of vertical pixels. It maxes out at 1920 horizontal columns of pixels and 1080 vertical rows of pixels, which comes out to a total of 2,073,600 pixels.

4K, Cinema 4K, Ultra HD, & 4K Ultra HD

The terms 4K and Ultra HD (UHD) are often used interchangeably by many people, but technically they are two different things. The term “4K” is a term that is often used generically to refer to a resolution with a horizontal pixel count of approximately 4,000. However, both Ultra High Definition (UHD) and 4K represent a massive step forward in terms of the number of pixels that comprise the images and as we already said the higher the number of pixels equates to more detail that can be displayed in the video. Let’s examine the two types of “4K” video more closely to learn their differences.

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Browning Recon Force 4K Trail Camera Review

Browning Recon Force 4K Trail Camera Review

Technology always seems to be advancing. That is true if we are talking about the television in your home or the trail camera you mount on a tree. That is the case with the Recon Force 4K Trail Camera from Browning.

Just as 4K technology has made it into the televisions and other products we use in our home it has made it into trail cameras as well.

If you want a full-featured game camera that can capture true 4K UHD video the Browning Recon Force 4K is certainly worthy of your consideration.

What Is 4K Video and Do I Want it on My Trail Camera?

To answer this question we need to talk about pixels because the more pixels an image or video has the more detail it can display.

Traditional HD Video (1080p)

Let’s first talk about the standard for traditional HD which is 1080p, measured by the number of vertical pixels. It maxes out at 1920 horizontal columns of pixels and 1080 vertical rows of pixels, which comes out to a total of 2,073,600 pixels.

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