GardePro A3S Wildlife Camera, 32MP 1296p, Trail Camera with H.264 Video, Next-Gen Imaging Technology, 100ft No Glow Night Vision, 0.1s Trigger Speed Motion Activated, Camera Traps for Garden
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Perfect for nature lovers, these smart little cameras are easy to use and great for capturing wildlife activity outside your home day and night. Whether you’re curious about your local critters or want to monitor the behaviour of a regular furry visitor, outdoor cameras offer a simple and effective way to spy on your garden guests. The animals you can observe will depend on your local area and where you install the camera, but birds, foxes, hedgehogs, badgers, deer and the neighbour’s cat are all common subjects. How do I install a wildlife camera?
The video recording length is also limited, to between 10 – 90 seconds, so don’t expect to capture any feature-length films. However, it’s worth pointing out that 90 seconds is actually longer than some other trail cams allow (for example, the GardePro A3 Camera can only record a maximum of 30 seconds). To help you find the best garden wildlife camera, and get the most out of your money, we’ve put together the following guide so that you can have a better idea of what to look out for. Trigger Speed Having a large field of view is great, but it won’t mean much if your gadget has a slow trigger speed. Once the sensors are activated, if the trigger is too slow, your camera will miss the action. Therefore, the faster the trigger time, the better.Whilst both file types will be able to work well, it helps to be aware of what you’re buying so that it doesn’t cause problems down the line. Finally, there’s “4K”. When used in most commercially available products (and not high-end cinema equipment) 4K equates to approximately 8MP. Remember that patience is key. Even if you have to go a few days (or weeks!) without seeing an animal, have faith that you will eventually. It may be that your camera simply needs repositioning.
Finally, you should choose a wildlife camera with an IP65 or IP66 waterproof rating. These cameras are suitable for use outside even if it’s raining. Now to the downsides. Although the camera states to have a 0.2 second trigger speed, it seems to often take longer to start recording – anywhere up to 10 seconds. Naturally, this means some footage can get lost.If set up in a high traffic area such as a bird feeder, the battery life could be as short as 7 - hours Recovery time: Also important is a camera’s recovery time. This is how long the camera takes to process an image before it’s ready to take another shot. A shorter recovery time allows the camera to fire off more shots over a shorter period, increasing the likelihood of capturing a keeper. There’s also a delay time between each clip, of around 15 seconds, so you miss some of the activity in between videos.