What Is The Best Flash Option?
Many users of hunting trail cameras prefer the option of infrared for several reasons. However, there are also benefits to the LED flash.
You can expect to get superior picture quality with 850nm LED flash trail cameras. They have higher resolution and are more clear and crisp. Another benefit is being able to capture color photos both at night and during the day. However, the flash’s bright light can also scare an animal. LED flash cameras also need to have some time for charging before the next picture can be taken. That results in higher power consumption and longer recovery time.
940NM Infrared cameras, on the other hand, only are able to take black and white photos at night. They may have some blurriness and not be quite as clear. However, to passing object, they do stay nearly invisible, which means there is less chance that the animals will be scared or the camera will be stolen. The faster trigger time and longer battery life are big benefits as well.
So if you are going to be using your camera for watching wildlife from your backyard or care about having higher picture quality, then the better choice might be the LED flash camera. However, if you will be using your camera for home surveillance, scouting or hunting purposes, then it is recommended that you use an infrared camera.