Trail camera differences & comparison

by | Pakatak Products

This post is designed to give our readers a better idea of which trail camera they should choose and to hopefully answer some of the most common questions we’re asked.

There are many subtle differences and sometimes it’s hard to choose, so hopefully the following information will help you make a decision.

The first question we’re always asked is which is the best trail camera but unfortunately there is no correct answer to that one as every application is different and so a different camera might be better.

I’m trying to keep this guide nice and simple so it’s easy to read and easy to use.

Here are some of the most common things we’re asked..

Which is the best for video/image quality?

Ltl Acorn Mini30

Browning Recon Force Edge or Browning Spec Ops Edge

Which camera can hold the most batteries and so should last the longest in the field?

Ltl Acorn 5610A

Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS

(the Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS and Mini30 cameras have better weatherproofing and are considered more sturdy and robust than the 5000 series cameras)

Which cameras have a forward facing screen for easier positioning during set up?

Ltl Acorn Mini30 (external, detachable screen)

Browning Recon Force Edge or Browning Spec Ops Edge

Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS

cellular trail camera

6210MC PLUS showing forward facing drop down screen

Which cameras can I view and control via my mobile phone?

Eagle WiFi Trail Camera

Which trail camera is the cheapest & most purchased?

Ltl Acorn 5210A

Which is a good starter trail camera for recording wildlife in my garden?

Any of them really!

They’re all great trail cameras for recording wildlife and they are all easy to use & supplied with our own step by step instructions & information sheets.  I personally prefer the Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS and the Mini30 models over the 5000 series Ltl Acorn cameras as I think they are more sturdy & robust and (as they are 1 piece trail cameras with less seals) tend to stand up better to winter weather conditions.

Which cameras have a wide angle lens?

Ltl Acorn Mini30

Ltl Acorn 5310WA

Ltl Acorn 5610WA

lens comparison

Should I go for a wide angle lens?

I would say only go for a wide angle lens if you are looking to cover a large, open area such as a field or driveway etc.  If you have a good idea of the subject area that you are looking to cover and/or are trying to record smaller creatures such as hedgehogs, birds & foxes then stick with a standard lens trail camera.

Which trail cameras will give me colour night vision video & images?

Ltl Acorn Mini30 (white light version)

colour night vision trail camera

Mini30 White Light – colour night vision example image

Which cameras can record video at 60fps?

Browning Recon Force Edge / Browning Spec Ops Edge

Browning Recon Force Edge



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