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FAQ – Trail cameras

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What trail camera should I buy?
This depends on what you are planning to film and what quality and features are needed. First, think about the subject you want film. This will determine what camera you should get. Once you know roughly what you are going to film you can then look at features. If you are unsure or going to film many things, look for a camera with several features. Things to consider:

  • Quality and price
  • Trigger speed
  • Trigger distance and IR distance
  • Extra features like a playback screen etc.

What is interpolated resolution?
All trail cameras consist of a light sensitive chip that records the footage (photo/video) at a certain resolution. Many of today’s cameras have actual resolution and enhanced or interpolated resolution. This means software processes the picture and doubles the resolution allowing the images or videos to be enlarged. To be honest most cameras have this feature as standard. Anything that is 5MP actual or 12MP interpolated is good. The higher the better.

What is an IR filter pass?
In natural daylight there is Infra-red. This is a higher part of the visual spectrum and is normally blocked out by our eyes. By blocking the natural IR light, colours during the day are a lot richer. As trail cameras can see Infra-red at night, the cameras need a way to block natural IR during the day. An IR filter pass is a filter that naturally moves across the lens to allow richer more colourful footage. When it comes to night-time the filter automatically moves away. Most trail cameras have this feature.

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