Autumn is fast approaching for North America and while the nights grow cooler, minds turn to hunting. It’s hard to stay focused in the office when there could be some big game out there at your favorite hunting spot.
You gotta do your homework, son! Setting up a good trail camera can tell you in your hunting spot is pure gold or pure trash before you waste your time sitting around waiting. Let’s take a look at one premium trail camera that will do your homework for you before hunting season even opens:
The most important feature of any trail cam is, well, the camera… of course. Nestled securely in a camo housing, the KVD camera rocks a serious 16MP camera with 1080 HD video. Shooting 1080 @ 30FPS is plenty for this high res stationary camera, 60FPS just isn’t necessary and would hog space on the memory card.
Details just get better though: the camera is adjustable to 3-5-8-12-16 megapixel settings which means you can choose high res or low memory footprint to make the most of your maximum 64GB removable memory card.
Open up the protective housing and you’ll find a waterproof inner screen where you can view all the evidence you’ve collected. Of course you can always go back to the computer to manage storage space, but the camera its self has the ability to display, review, and edit images for deletion. This is a pretty rare feature for a trail camera though you’ll notice integrated viewing screens are becoming more popular as the technology becomes smaller, lighter, and more efficient. Technology is always evolving so don’t miss out on a solid feature!
It’s always annoying to have some schmuck walk off with your expensive trail camera. For that reason, the KVD Trail Hunting Camera is password protected and lockable. While it won’t stop a really determined thief… it certainly helps. We recommend a small chain or cable if you really want security but even then… you never know.
Night Vision and Photography
Many of your game photos will happen at night or deep twilight. With a bank of 42 independent infrared LED’s you’ll find that your photos are clear as well… day… even out to 20m at night. Thoughtful design from the makers allows adjustment of the LEDs down to just 20 if you want to save some battery power but we think you’ll be happier using all 42 LEDs for a clearer image, especially at a distance.
The KVD camera is rated IP54 this means dust and debris won’t be able to enter your camera in any meaningful way. The compliance code states “Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment”.
Waterproofing is sufficient for strapping the camera to a tree with a “level 4” meaning that the device is protected from splashing water. Plenty of protection for the rainy day! Don’t worry about leaving the camera out; it should be good to go for a long time.
This is one of the most important trail camera feature. How long does it take for the motion sensor to pick up movement before the camera snaps a photo? Well, that’s called “trigger time” and you won’t be disappointed by the KVD. Half a second trigger time means your subject won’t have time to get off-camera before the photo triggers.
With multiple battery saving features and options this camera should be able to suit anyone’s needs. KVD rates the camera good for “up to 6 months” on one set of batteries. The only downfall, however, is that the camera requires a pretty impressive bank of batteries.
You might want to get rechargeable batteries, especially if you’re going to run more than one of these cameras. Using 8 AA batteries, the KVD Game Trail will chew through your monthly rent check in batteries if you choose not to use the battery saving features.
| Adjustable camera resolution|
Battery saving modes
Integrated Viewing and Editing Screen
| 64GB memory limit… SD cards have |
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If you’re looking for a camera that can deliver high quality, high res photos and videos at a reasonable price then the KVD is your companion. With great adjustability and variety of settings and options we’re pretty sure you’ll find the sweet spot for your hunting camera needs.
With an integrated viewing screen, you can review, edit, and save photos right there in the field. This is a great feature if you’re managing more than one camera at a time!
Don’t forget to get your trail camera out and set up well before hunting season to start getting info on where your game is moving, bedding, and eating so you can get the drop on ‘em come hunting season!