January 08, 2021
By Brian K. Strickland
Browning Trail Cameras
Adding another member to their growing line of Defender cellular trail cameras, Browning Trail Cameras introduces the Ridgeline for 2021. Still offering the same hi-quality 20MP images and HD video you have come to expect from Browning, it’s also equipped with industry-defining invisible IR nighttime flash so you’re assured game won’t spook. Other features include adjustable trigger speeds from 0.135-0.7 seconds, rapid-fire capabilities, multi-shot modes, programmable picture delay, and Illume-Smart technology which automatically adjusts IR Flash for exceptional nighttime images. Perhaps most notable, the Ridgeline sports Dual Carrier Technology for Verizon and AT&T so you don’t have to choose your camera based on either carrier, as well as its ability to transmit both images and video.
With trail cameras featuring built-in cell capabilities being the latest craze, Moultrie adds to the growing field with their latest entry…the Delta. Operating on either Verizon’s or AT&T’s 4G networks, the Delta’s 32MP sensor coupled with High Dynamic Range (HDR) with color enhancement capabilities ensures crisp, clear images. The all-new ILLUMI-NIGHT 3 Sensor has an 80-foot invisible flash and detection range, and with its 0.35-second trigger speed, you won’t miss an opportunity to capture that weary buck. The Delta can transmit up to 10,000 images on a single set of lithium batteries which are uploaded to a free, cloud-based server that is easy to view via the Moultrie Mobile App.
Economical, reliable without the extra fluff best describes the all-new Prime Low-Glow from Bushnell. With 36 low-glow LEDs, you’ll grab images out to 80 ft and with 24 MP image quality you won’t be disappointed with the results. Plus, the Low-Glow features a 0.3-second trigger speed with a 1-second recovery rate so you won’t miss a beat and is also capable of capturing 1080p video with audio. It comes with a two-year warranty and is available as a combo pack that includes an 8GB SD card and 6 AA batteries.
The folks at Cuddeback are no stranger to cell-based camera systems, and to make sending images easier and more affordable they offer users CuddeLink Cell with patented CuddeLink Technology. With the ability to run up to 24 cameras on a single, $10 a month plan (750 images), you’ll spend less time checking cameras and more time seeing the results. To supersize your plan, $30 a month will get you unlimited images. With the launch of the Gen 2 firmware in 2020, you also now have complete control over their CuddeLink Network. The CuddeLink Dual Cell camera is their most advanced trail camera to date and is the home unit in the CuddeLink Gen 2 system. It produces high quality 20 MP images, has a 0.25-second trigger speed and a 100 foot Dual IR & Black Flash range.
With the ability to capture 16MP images with less than 0.8-second trigger speed and deliver the results on the popular AT&T and Verizon networks, Muddy’s Manifest was already gaining popularity in the cellular trail camera world. But with the firmware update designed to enhance usability with the all-new Stealth Cam Command App and Web interface, users will have even more to smile about when they see the results flash on their smartphone. It also features an 80-foot infrared flash and detection range and a burst mode to capture multiple images. With plans starting as low as $5 a month and no contracts to contend with, the Manifest clearly lives up to its name.
Available in AT&T and Verizon models, Covert’s latest addition to their growing line of wireless trail cameras is the WC30. It features 48 Infrared No-Glow LEDs with a flash range of 100-feet, as well as a 0.2-second trigger speed to ensure nothing slips by unnoticed. Measuring just 5.7”H x 4.5”W x 3.2”, this compact unit is easy to pack, and with its exceptional battery life, you’ll spend more time viewing the results than managing cameras in the field. It also has the ability to transmit both hi-res images and 720p HD video to the Covert Web Portal and mobile app, and with plans starting at less than $5 a month, it won’t break the bank either. Other notable features are a 1 to 10 turbo burst mode, MaXimum Silence Image Capture, an integrated 2.4” color screen, pipe through security port and reinforced tripod mount.
Already equipped with 4K Ultra HD video capabilities, Stealth Cam’s top-of-the-line DS4KMAX just got better with the addition of a large 32MP sensor. With its 0.4-second trigger speed, you can now capture both crisp 4K video and 32MP images simultaneously, and with the SD Card slot capabilities of carrying cards up to 512GB, you’ll have endless storage space as well. Other notable features include dual image sensors for day and nighttime images, 42 NO GLO IR Emitters with a 100’ flash range, Matrix Advanced Blur Reduction technology, Retina Low Light sensitivity and external power jack compatible with Stealth Cam’s portable 12V Battery Box or their Sol-Pak Solar Battery Pack.
Wildgame Innovations breaks new ground in trail camera functionality with the new Insite Air. With the ability to download photos and videos from a distance to ensure you don’t contaminate your hunting area, the Insite Air features Bluetooth technology that will connect to the HuntSmart app from up to 150 yards away. Other features include a 100-yard illumination range, half-second trigger speed and crisp 24MP images and 720 HD video.
With the goal of eliminating hunter intrusion into their hunting area, Spypoint adds to their innovation Link Series of LTE network cameras with the Link-S-Dark. With a .07-second trigger speed and a detection range of 100-feet, virtually nothing will slip by unnoticed. It offers a flash range up to 100-feet and its Hybrid Illumination Technology allows users to reduce pressure on game by adjusting the flash to include a no-glow setting to keep the camera undetectable. Other notable features include an integrated solar panel with lithium battery technology for extended battery life, the ability to capture HD video, and with the Link-S-Dark system it will transfer photos via cellular network to ensure you're a ghost in the woods.
More than just the industry leader in POV action cameras, Tactacam jumps into the cellular camera arena with the new Reveal. At a price-point anyone can afford with plans ranging from $5 to $13 a month, the new Reveal has a detection and night illumination range of nearly 100-feet while grabbing sharp images up to 24MP. Equipped with a color LCD screen for easy setup, it also features an external solar panel port, sub .5-second trigger speeds, adjustable night illumination and operates on AT&T & Verizon 4G LTE Networks.
Packed with innovative and useful features at a price any bowhunter can afford is what sets apart the new R2K from Black Gate. Its fast 0.2-second trigger engages the 5MP CMOS sensor to ensure fast, distortion-free images. With multiple still-shooting settings the user also has the flexibility to capture the image size desired (3MP, 5MP, 8MP, 12MP, 16MP & 20MP) to maximize storage, while also grabbing HD video. Even better is the R2K’s ability to capture photos and videos simultaneously and view the results in the field via the LCD color display with a built-in speaker. Other must-have features include an ultra-wide detection zone and fully automatic IR filter coupled with 42 No Glow IR LEDs to ensure low-light success.
To meet the demands of today’s hunters wanting a trail camera with GPS capabilities as well as a built-in cell booster, Snyper developed the Commander 4G LTE. Producing image quality up to 12 megapixels while offering a trigger speed of .04 seconds, the Commander is also equipped with 56 High-Intensity Invisible IR’s with a flash range of 120 feet. Any network phone utilizing Snyper’s free app can receive pictures instantly when the camera is triggered, and the included Sim Hero card allows you to easily activate your data service on the Snyper Hunting website. You can choose between the Sim Hero Card that works with over 400 Networks or those that connect to the strongest cell tower in the area. The Commander 4G LTE is also compatible with Snyper’s Wild Solar Kit so you can keep grabbing intel long into the season.