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.