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Get the Picture: Next-Gen Game Cameras Make Scouting Easier

Get the Picture: Next-Gen Game Cameras Make Scouting Easier

Moultrie S-50i & Mobile Wireless Field Modem MV1
Megapixels: 20
Detection Range: up to 100 ft.
Trigger Speed: .3 second

Moultrie’s Signature Series S-50i sports all the high-end features you want, including the highest resolution images we’ve seen from a game camera and a built-in, 2-inch viewscreen. Hooking up the Moultrie Mobile Wireless Field Modem to the S-50i allows you to view and manage still images and HD video on your mobile device via the Verizon network. Worried about your investment? Moultrie offers steel security boxes for both the camera and the Mobile unit. S-50i, $199.99; Mobile Field Modem, $199.99.

SpyPoint Solar
Megapixels: 12
Detection Range: up to 80 ft.
Trigger Speed: .07 second

One of the main complaints when using game cameras is battery life. While some makers have designed ways to make those AAs last longer with variable settings, SpyPoint has taken the power problem to new heights, all the way to the sun. The Solar’s internal rechargeable battery is charged via the top-mounted solar panel, meaning changing batteries is a thing of the past. Setting the camera in an area where sunlight may be scarce? Back up the Solar and its ultra-fast trigger speed with six AA batteries. $269.99.

Wildgame Innovations Mirage 16
Megapixels: 16
Detection Range: up to 60 ft.
Trigger Speed: < .5 second

While the lower-priced Mirage 16 lacks an image viewscreen, the ability to customize nearly every setting—aspect ratio of images, exposure, resolution and more—means you won’t waste time scrolling through poor-quality photos at home. Its Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) detects both motion and heat. The sensor can be configured to trip the camera to take stills or video at the slightest movement, or, if you’d rather not look at every squirrel in the woods, only movements of larger animals. $129.99.

Browning Strike Force HD Pro
Megapixels: 18
Detection Range: up to 80 ft.
Trigger Speed: .3 second

Putting loads of technology and function options into the smallest camera possible at a price that won’t set you back: that’s been Browning’s game since the beginning. A full-color viewscreen, a mounting bracket that’s adjustable for angle, the ability to capture up to two minutes of HD video with audio, variable image resolution and a 120-foot nighttime flash range, all in a compact camera about half the size of others—well, good things really do come in small packages. $159.99.

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Wireless
Megapixels: 14
Detection Range: up to 80 ft.
Trigger Speed: .3 second

Its internal wireless modem lets you remotely control the settings, and sends images and video to your phone, the Web, your email or the free app via a no-contract, pay-as-you-go data plan on the AT&T network. And with the included SIM card and data plan, you can be set up in minutes, right out of the box. Think that’s not enough? Add the ability to power this function-filled camera via Bushnell’s solar panel for longer time on duty (sold separately). $399.99.

Stealth Cam GXW Wireless
Megapixels: 12
Detection Range: up to 100 ft.
Trigger Speed: .4 second

With built-in wireless transmission, the GXW allows you to view all your images from the comfort of just about anywhere. And while the included AT&T SIM card lets you get the GXW running immediately, this beauty will run on the cellular GSM network of your choice. Download the free app for your mobile device to view and share images and video, and to control the settings on the camera. Powered by 12 AA batteries or a 12V battery box for extended life. $499.99.

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