Pros: There are many options available in different price ranges, so there is literally a trail camera for everyone. These are consistently reviewed with high praise.
All of the cameras come with time lapse photography options. Every camera is covered by a one year full warranty against manufacturing defects.
You can download and install software upgrades for your camera to fix problems with your image capturing, and the tech is constantly being improved, so your camera will grow better as they come up with better and better software.
Cons: None really…5 stars all round.
The Browning Trail Cameras company was started in America by John M. Browning, and their desire to be the most innovative trail camera company has been realized over recent years as their company has developed some of the most truly ingenious designs in the industry.
Such things as their invisible night-vision capability are unequaled by their competition.
There are a few series to choose from, the most basic and least-spendy of the group being the Range Ops XR series. You’re looking at an average online price of $95 or thereabouts, and you’ll wind up with 8 megapixels, HD video capability, and day or night photo capability, as well as sound capturing.
It’s very compact, and comes with a one year warranty. Picture delay can be set from as low as 5 seconds to one minute, ensuring you see everything that’s going on when the action starts.
The next series up, is the Recon Force XR. You get everything the previous series offers, plus an upgrade to 10 megapixels, and 100+ feet of night illumination shots, 6 rapid fire shots in 2 seconds, up to 2 minute clips of HD video, and if that’s not enough, zero-blur technology, ensuring crisp, clear images even at night.
All this, at an average online price of $130, and you’re going to have some fun!
Next, is the Spec Ops XR series, which gets even better. For about the same price as the Recon Force Series, you get the added perk of invisible night-vision illumination (invisible flash), and a 2” color viewing screen, so you can review your images and videos out in the field.
The Strike Force 10 megapixel camera is in a class by itself, and is a new offering from this company. It is purported to be the smallest camera like it in the business, and has all the features the other cameras have, with the added advantage of being super small and silent. It’s almost invisible, and it only costs around $150.
Then, there’s the Dark Ops 10 megapixel sub-micro camera, with all of the features above, plus the added coolness of being practically invisible. It doesn’t have the 2” playback screen, but if you’re looking to catch super-sensitive pictures, trespassers, skittish game, etc., this is the camera you want, and it will set you back about $180.
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Each of these cameras is practically invisible, not only just because of their small size, but also because of their really effective camo-housings.
Strong lock hasps allow a cable-lock to secure your camera to its moorings, and protect it, as well as the batteries and SD card, from being taken. It is also insulated to protect it from reasonably cold weather, but if you are expecting severe cold, you’d better bring it in.
There are multiple accessories available to go with your Browning trail camera. Not only does Browning make their own SD cards that are easier to configure to your camera, but there are also some really useful things like the trail camera power pack, which holds 8 AA batteries and super-extends the length of time you can leave your camera out before having to replace the batteries.
An all-steel construction, camo paint security box will keep your camera safe from theft and vandalism, and a variety of tree mounts are also available to make installing your camera and keeping it installed an easier experience.
Let’s recap: Browning trail cameras get consistently favorable reviews, and provide some really cool tech to the field, whether you just want to observe what kind of wildlife is in the area, or catch a night prowler, or strategically plan your hunting based on your continual observation of photographic evidence of animal activity.
Whatever you are planning, there are enough options for you to find something awesome within your budget. Happy shooting… of pictures!