Image Quality of Hunting Trail Camera
Image quality is measured in Megapixels (MP) and is called resolution. More the MP better is the picture quality. Average Trail cameras come with a resolution of 5-30 MP. The range however is actually vast; with the best cameras giving as high as 30 MP(BolyGuard MG983G-30M) in their class and basic inexpensive ones with 5 MP only.
- You may also find very cheap variants of trail cameras for as low as 1.5 MP.
- If your snaps and game recording is as important as the game itself, then we would recommend at least a 10 MP trail camera.
- It is better not to buy any camera under 5 MP. The pictures under 5 MP would usually be very shoddy especially when seen on a full screen. Their performance during night hunts is absolutely abysmal.
- With over 5 MP cameras, the difference between day snaps and night ones varies hugely.
- If your pocket allows and you would like a great contrast and fine pictures in the night, then go for a version which is 12 MP and onwards.
Point to remember is that if you have an infrared flash, then it is only black & white pictures that it will support in the night shots. In addition, for each megapixel you will have to shell out more money, so deciding on what is important is vital. In addition, if you plan to use your trail camera for Wild life photography, a high-resolution camera is recommended. Nevertheless, a camera strictly meant for game needs to be about 5-30 MP.