Trail Camera Buying Tips – How to choose the perfect game camera for you

What to look for in a trail camera for hunting, wildlife management, wildlife photography or home security? There are so many game cameras out there, many from big name brands, so how do you know which one is right for you? Is it better to buy a more expensive one from an established brand or risk a generic clone from Asia?
Each camera comes with a long list of specifications – everything from trigger speed to infrared distance to the number and type of batteries it requires. What does it all mean, and what specs should you really be paying attention to?
Is it better to get as many technical extras as possible, or should you be looking for something much simpler and easier to manage? This all comes down to needs and requirements, something I’ll be looking at in this video.

I’ve been using trail cameras for about 10 years in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains of Central Eastern Europe. I’ve even given lectures on them in the UK at the Wilderness Gathering festival and written about them for the Bushcraft Magazine. In this video I show just what options are available and give my suggestions to what you should be looking for when choosing a trail camera, based on experience and personal preference. I also include footage of several different species of animal which I have filmed with game cameras over the years.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

Published by Carpathian Adventure

My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit

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