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The Best Innovative Trail Cameras of 2018

The Best Innovative Trail Cameras of 2018

We've seen plenty of innovation within the trail camera world this year, including more user-friendly options for wireless and communicative cameras. In addition, several brands are now producing high-quality mounting solutions for hiding cameras just about anywhere. No matter what your camera needs, these products are sure to get the job done.

Spypoint Link DarkSpyPoint Link-Dark

Take the hassle out of dealing with third-party cellular providers. The Link-Dark wireless camera simplifies the activation process. Simply connect to the company's free app and select the coverage plan that best fits your needs. The camera features an 80-foot invisible flash range, blazing 0.07-second trigger speeds, full HD video recording with audio and a 2-year warranty. (

Covert BalckhawkCovert Blackhawk LTE

The Blackhawk LTE is a 12MP Verizon cellular camera with invisible flash technology. It boasts a 100-foot flash range and 0.65-second trigger speeds. This model is powered by 12 AA batteries and will accommodate up to a 64GB SD card for immense image storage capacity. Additional handy features include a 2" LCD viewer and time/date/temp/moon stamps on each photo. (

Browning Dark Ops Pro XD

Browning Dark Ops Pro XDWith the new Dark Ops Pro XD, you really get two 24MP cameras in one. This is the flagship model in a line of high-definition, compact cameras, and it has both a custom-tuned daytime lens and a dedicated nighttime lens. The camera features a 0.15-second trigger speed, 80-foot flash range and a steel adjustment bracket for easy hanging. (

Stealth Cam G45NGX

Stealth Cam G45NGXThe G45NGX features Smart Illumination Technology, which adjusts the output of 45 NoGlo IR emitters based on light changes at dusk and dawn. This 22MP camera captures 1080P HD video and has a nighttime detection range of 100 feet. All photos are coded with time/date/moon/temp stamps and the camera accepts SD cards up to an amazing 512GB. (

Reconyx HyperFire 2

Reconyx HyperFire 2In the HyperFire 2, one set of batteries reportedly will last up to 2 years and take up to 40,000 images. The camera boasts a 0.25-second trigger speed, 150-foot no-glow infrared flash range and 720P HD video with audio. It's rated for use in temperatures from -20 to 120 degrees F. And if that's not enough, it comes with a 5-year warranty and is made in the U.S. (

Primos Proof CellularPrimos Proof Cellular

The Proof Cellular camera offers payment plans for both Verizon and AT&T networks starting at just $9.99 a month. Plus, these cellular plans are non-contractual, so you can pay monthly and not waste money in the off-season. You'll enjoy the easy 1-button setup, 10-second image recovery quarry and 100-foot illumination range. (

Bushnell ImpulseBushnell Impulse

The Impulse camera offers coverage options on either Verizon or AT&T networks starting at just $9.99 per month, and no annual contracts are required. The camera has a 150-foot Wifi/Bluetooth range and active GPS transmission technology, which allows the user to shut the camera down and track its location if stolen. (

Wildgame Innovations Rival 18 Lightsout

Wildgame Innovations Rival 18 LightsoutThe Rival 18 Lightsout camera has two 18MP photo/video cameras, one for day and the other for night, and 42 invisible infrared LEDs with a 90-foot detection range. The backlit display is easy to see, and the controls are simple and precise. Plus, its covered by the manufacturer's one year guarantee. (

Moultrie P-120iMoultrie P-120i

The P-120i is a 20MP panoramic camera with an impressive 120-degree field of view. It features infrared LED flash technology with a detection range of up to 70 feet. It has a 0.5-second trigger speed and a color viewing display for reviewing images in the field. Plus, it's compatible with the Moultrie Mobile system. (

Exodus Lift II

Exodus Lift IIThe Lift II is a 12MP no-glow game camera with a 60-foot illumination range. It's built with an aluminum alloy reinforced shell and all-weather finish. Additional features include a 64GB SD card capacity and a slew of resolution and trigger adjustments. It's backed by the company's five-year full manufacturer's warranty. (

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