Wildgame Innovations Infrared Digital Scouting Camera (product model N4E) used to be one of the cheapest trail camera models you could find in this megapixel range. Nowadays the availability of this old model is not that good and the price is way higher than what ti use to be. Therefore this Wildgame model really is not a recommended option. Here is the review though.
This 4.0 megapixel camera provides you good quality day pictures and decent black and white night shots. It is also capable of delivering AVI video.
This Wildgame Innovations model is equipped with Flextime+ time lapse technology that allows you to “set and forget” the camera and grasp the pictures of any game traveling during peak time. The camera also features Redux anti-blur technology that produces clean, crisp images in any situation.
Wildgame Innovations N4E uses 18 high intensity infrared LEDs for night time illumination, and has a flash range up to 55 feet. It is incorporated with multiple shot modes to choose from and has an automatic print of time, date, moon phase, photo count and location on each and every shoot. The passive infrared detection sensor of this camera has range up to 60 feet.
To run this trail camera you need to use 4 C-cell batteries that are not included when you purchase. The estimated battery lifetime is approx. 3 months. This camera is also equipped with external power port that allows you to use Wildgame Innovations 6 Volt camera battery.
Wildgame 4MP Product Features
- 4.0 MP camera
- 1 second trigger speed
- 18 IR LED flash with flash range up to 55 feet
- Color pictures by day, black and white pictures by night
- 640×480 AVI video (max. 30 seconds)
- Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) up to 60 ft
- Flextime time lapse mode
- Redux anti-blur technology
- Photos stamped with time, date, moon phase, photo count and location
- External memory – supports SDHC card 32 GB
- Powered by 4 C-cell batteries batteries or by external battery pack
- 2 bungee cords for mounting and USB cable included
- Dimensions: 7.2 by 3 by 10.2 inches, 1.3 pounds
First and foremost this can provide pictures with decent quality. Even though this Wildgame Innovations model is typically considered as entry level camera, it still has impressive amount of features that are easy to use. The construction of the camera is rigid and the battery life is more or less what is promised by the manufacturer (3 months).
The bungee cords that are used to mount the camera are bit flimsy and short, so you might want to invest in better bungee cords.
Be aware that the powerful IR LEDs can cause blinding of the close range night pictures, depending on how you have mounted your camera.
The PIR sensor of the camera is not the best. In some case it has picked-up movement only 30% of the time. Thus this camera does not necessarily give you accurate idea what is in your woods.
Wildgame Innovations 4MP Infrared Digital Scouting Camera is a good basic trail camera and it used to be good option as a entry level camera. But nowadays there are plenty of other newer and cheaper models that can do the same and more than this Wildgame model. Thus we recommend checking budget models like Stealth Cam P12 or Moultrie A-5 instead.