The Best Trail Cameras That Send Pictures To Your Phone
Being able to reminisce on the hikes that you’ve done is one of life’s simple pleasures. Of course, the best way to do that is to make sure you take great photos. That means the photos you take should always be good in terms of overall quality.
In order to achieve that, you need to make sure you’ve got the right gear. You need to make sure you’ve got a trail camera. That’s because trail cameras are designed to do exactly just that; take great photos while traversing a trail. If you are going to get one, we recommend you get any of the best trail cameras that send pictures to your phone. This is the most practical option.
Bigfoot 3G Cellular Trail Camera
If we are talking about high quality images, the Bigfoot 3G Cellular Trail Camera is among the best in the market. As you can probably tell, it can send photos via a 3G network (hence the name). Lots of users swear that you can get the best quality photos if the camera connects to the AT&T network.
But you don’t have to worry if AT&T isn’t available in the area where you are hiking. It will actually connect to any 3G network. In fact, it will connect to the best signal available in the area. What’s more, this trail camera works with both Android and iOS phones. It has a 12 megapixel camera capable of taking both photos and full HD videos. Lastly, it has a wide angle shot which is perfect for trail photography.
Cuddeback Dual Flash Invisible IR Scouting Game Trail Camera
This beauty from Cuddeback is another excellent choice. The Dual Flash Invisible IR Scouting Game trail camera produces high quality images. This trail camera doesn’t require a 3G network like the Bigfoot. Instead, it uses a wireless adapter to connect to your phone. The adapter can also connect to your laptop if you prefer saving the photos directly to your laptop.
That added option actually makes it more convenient if you plan to take a whole lot of pictures. In fact, it would be much more preferable if you connect it to the laptop because the file size of each photo will be considerably larger since it has a 20 megapixel camera. You can still use your phone for storage, but don’t expect that you can save a lot of photos.
CreativeXP 3G Cellular Trail Camera
CreativeXP is an excellent trail camera. Just like the Bigfoot trail camera, it also utilizes a 3G network to send photos to your phone. This New York based company designed the trail camera so that it will only work with an AT&T sim card. But, it can still send photos to any number, so you won’t have to worry if AT&T isn’t your mobile phone carrier.
This trail camera uses a 12 megapixel sensor that is capable of recording full HD videos. If you ask us, that’s quite the high quality. You can also add a 32 GB SD card for storage if you don’t want to send the photos to your phone. This option makes it a more versatile trail camera. All in all, it’s a great camera that is simple to use. That’s why it’s a good choice.
Covert Code Black 12.1 Camera
The Covert Code Black 12.1 camera sounds like something you can bring to war. It sounds like a military device. But make no mistake, this trail camera is one of the best in the business. It’s more a toolbox rather than just a trail camera. You can also use it to monitor game if you plan to go hunting. But what makes it stand out is the quality of photos and videos that it takes.
The 12 megapixel camera equipped in this device can send photos to your computer or any other smart device. Plus, it has a display screen that allows you to preview the images and videos you took. It’s an all-in-one trail camera for the everyday outdoorsman. You just need to make sure that you bring it to where there is AT&T coverage.
Stealth Cam GXW
Another versatile trail camera that you can go for is the Stealth Cam GXW. It is designed to be very easy to operate that even beginners can use it without any problems. The photos and videos you take can be sent to an Android or iOS phone using their app called “Stealth Cam remote”.
Of course, you will need a 3G sim card in order to start sending the photos and videos to your phone. This is normally how 3G trail cams work. The device has a 12 megapixel sensor that is capable of shooting at four different resolutions: 12, 8, 4 and 2 megapixels. This gives you the option of choosing a higher or lower resolution if you want to save some storage space.
All in all, it is a great trail camera that beginners and experts should like. It has everything you will need for a trail camera.
Spartan HD GoCam
If you are looking for more than just a trail cam, the Spartan HD GoCam is the right choice for you. Although it is designed to be a camera that you can always bring with you no matter where you go (hence the name), it does double as an excellent trail cam too.
This camera only works with an AT&T DataConnect sim card, but you will still be able to send photos or videos to your mobile phone regardless of what network it is using. It doesn’t have the same resolution quality as the other cameras on this list, but it still does the job.
To compare, this camera only has an 8 megapixel camera that is only capable of shooting videos at 720p resolution. It’s not much but it isn’t bad either. On the bright side, the images and videos you take won’t eat up a lot of the storage space. So there’s that. All in all, it a good quality trail camera that has an excellent build quality.
HCO SG580M IR Wireless Camera
Aside from a 3G connection, the other way for a trail cam to connect to a mobile phone or computer is through a wireless connection. The HCO SG580M does both. It needs a 3G network to start sending photos to your mobile phone. Take note that it will only send the photos through email or text and the maximum resolution of the photo that will be sent will only 1600×1200.
It’s pretty restrictive but it does get the job done. But what makes this camera stand out from the rest of the trail cams in this list is that it doesn’t consume a lot of energy when it is in operation. That means you can use it longer than the other cameras in this list.
All in all, this trail camera is more than enough to cater to your trail photography needs. The reason we included this in this list is because of its unique capability of consuming less power. This by far, is the best that we’ve tested.
Snyper Hunting Wireless Trail Camera Commander 3G
If you are in to hunting aside from trail hiking, the Snyper Hunting Wireless Trail Camera Commander 3G is also a good choice. This camera uses AT&T’s 3G wireless network to send photos to your phone. What makes this trail camera different from the others is that it has 56 special blackout LEDs that makes its nighttime flash work better than its competition.
Those 56 blackout LEDs make this trail cam an ideal camera for hunting, especially during nighttime. That’s because these LEDs will not spook the game you are hunting, allowing you to take a better picture of the animal. This camera also has a 0.4 second trigger speed which will allow you to take photos quickly.
All in all, its capability to not spook the game when photographing and its ability to take photos using its 12 megapixel camera is what makes in an exceptional choice for anyone looking for a trail camera. Plus, it shoots videos at full HD resolution, which is a huge plus.
Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor
The Bushnell brand is popular for its trail cameras. The Trophy Cam HD Aggressor did not disappoint. It’s a well-made trail cam that offers lots of great features. It can shoot full HD videos and take photos using its 14 megapixel image sensor. In case you have no idea what it entails, that means it can take high quality photos.
This trail camera also works with Android and iOS phone, so you won’t have to worry if your phone works with it or not. Perhaps its most interesting feature is its trigger speed. By far, it has the fastest trigger speed in this list, clocking in at 0.3 seconds and pairs it with a recovery rate of 0.5 seconds. For those who don’t have any clue what the recovery rate is, it’s the time it takes for a camera to start shooting another image. So practically speaking, it can take 1 photo for each second. That’s how fast this camera is.
Overall, if you are looking for the fastest camera, this is your best choice. It has the ability to send high quality photos to your phone, which is really all you can ask for.
Spypoint LINK-EVO-V Verizon Cellular Trail Camera
We’ve mostly covered trail cameras in this list that are exclusive to AT&T. If you don’t have AT&T coverage in your area, you can get the Spypoint LINK-EVO-V Verizon Cellular Trail Camera. This camera exclusively works with Verizon. Once it connects to Verizon’s network, you can start sending photos to your mobile phone no matter what network it is using.
Perhaps what makes this trail camera unique (apart from it working with Verizon) is that it is the only camera in this list that will be able to utilize a 4G signal. This makes the rate of data transfer a whole lot faster. In fact, if you’ve been so used to using a 3G signal, the difference will be leaps and bounds that you will really feel it.
Overall, the quality of the images that it takes (uses a 12 megapixel image sensor) and the ability to use a 4G signal is what makes this trail camera a very appealing choice for some. If you don’t have AT&T coverage in your area but do have Verizon, give this trail camera a shot. It will be worth your investment.