Trail cameras, perhaps more than any other type of device, have a buyer’s sweet spot. Go too cheap and you’ll likely regret it when you see blurry images that all seem to have been taken while your pet is out of frame. Go too expensive and the dollar to performance ratio doesn’t really justify the purchase. As a solution, we’ve compiled the best trail truck deals so you can get quality cameras at prices that are a little easier on your wallet.
Before each sale, most of our favorite trail cameras and, now ubiquitous, mobile trail cameras are placed in that $100-$200 price range. Most of the models for sale we find here are in that price range, so you’re looking at closer to $100 with a discount. Any of these well-performing cameras for under $150 will be a great buy.
At just under $100, but $40 retail, Browning’s Strike Force HD MAX Plus is a great deal. The camera shoots 20 MP images and 1600 x 900 HD video. Your trigger is adjustable between .135 seconds and .7 seconds, with a .5 second recovery time between shots. It has all the customization you need—multi-shot images, quick flash, picture delay, time lapse, or video from 0.5 seconds to 2 minutes. To save all your high-quality footage, the trail camera can support SDXC memory cards up to 512GB.
If you’re looking for mobile cameras, there are plenty of great options on this list, all at great prices. This Moultrie Mobile EDGE two-pack gets you two solid cameras with good specs. Each camera is capable of shooting 33MP images, 720p video with sound, has an 80-foot detection and flash, and a 0.85-second shutter speed. Apart from the sale, the real plus is that they are simple to install. Moultrie uses Auto Connect, which connects you to the strongest signal from major nationwide providers. No need to trick yourself into checking service and disconnecting SIM cards.
Tactacam’s Reveal X was our favorite mobile camera because it’s just great for the money and incredibly easy to set up. Its specs won’t blow you away—16MP stills, sub-0.5-second shutter release, 96-foot detection range, and infrared flash—but it gets the job done with remarkable ease.
The main drawback now is that you are limited to the Verizon model because the AT&T one is not capable. If AT&T is better for where you’re hunting, or you want to switch between networks, the Reveal X Gen 2 isn’t on sale, but it’s only $20 more. But if you wait until after next spring or summer, the Gen 2 will likely go at a similar discount.
If cell coverage is your concern, don’t worry. SpyPoint Link-Micro LTE has stock of both AT&T and Verizon models almost in half. The Link-Micro does everything well, but nothing great. As with many of these sub-$100 trail cameras, the specs are similar: 10MP stills, 0.5-second shutter release, 80-foot detection, and flash. What you’re getting from Link-Micro are solid images sent straight to your phone – all you need!
To make the Link-Micro stand out a bit more, SpyPoint also has a solar charging version. All the same specs, but instead of 8 AA batteries, the camera has a rechargeable lithium battery. If you put it in full sunlight, it will theoretically have an unlimited battery. If not, the battery can be recharged separately.
On the more expensive side of the spectrum is Stealth Cam’s G42NG, which typically retails for around $190. However, in this two-pack on Amazon, you can get them for $110 a piece. At that higher price point, the specs on this camera are just a step above the others on this list. You get 32MP images, 1080P or 720P video, 0.4-second shutter release, and 80-foot range.
Another great deal on the G42NG is also on Amazon. You can get a camera, an SD card (around $40 value), and a USB adapter for $120. Everything you need with one purchase.