Wildgame Innovations 4.0 MP Infrared Digital Trail Camera Review

Wildgame Innovations Infrared Digital Camera (product model N4E) used to be one of the cheapest trail camera models you could find in this megapixel range.

Features Wildgame Innovations Camera
Detection range55 feet
Trigger speed1 Second
Battery type4 C-cell batteries
External memory Supports SDHC card 32 GB
Flash 18 IR LED flash
Sensor Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) up to 60 ft
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Nowadays the availability of this old model is not that good and the price is way higher than what it used to be.

Therefore this Wildgame model really is not a recommended option. Here is the review though.

Wildgame Innovations 4.0 MP Trail Camera Review

Build and design 

Wildgame Innovations 4.0 Infrared Camera is a breath of fresh air when it comes to its appearance.

Unlike the usual trail cameras from Wildgame, it is noticeable how it has a more symmetrical design. Unlike other Wildgame trail cameras that have the camouflaged exterior, this trail camera looks more like a portable fan.

However, despite the peculiar shape and appearance from the other Wildgame Trail Cameras, it does its job well. 

The plastic case allows the camera to stay dry and free from any dust that could corrode the electronic parts inside the camera.

If you are worried about the bumps and dropping the camera every now and then when you are in the wild, the case helps protect the camera.

It has a sturdy construction made specifically for rugged use. 

Also, setting up this camera isn’t a problem considering the hooks where you can have the straps. This gives users an easy time when it comes to setting up the camera to a tree or on any sturdy vertical structure that you can find outdoors. 

The size of the trail camera fits in your hands. It means that it isn’t exactly difficult to pack or to setup. It won’t look too obvious especially if you are going to observe animals that are always looking at their surroundings. 

Camera

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.

Detection circuit 

  1. Picture trigger: 1 second
  2. Video trigger: 1 second 
  3. Detection range: 55 feet

Though many consider the camera to be a beginner-level trail camera, it has an impressive detection range that can even compete against trail cameras.

With 55 feet of detection range, it means that you can set up the camera and it can already take photos of animals even from afar.

It also works well in this range regardless if you have a decent light source or not. You still get the same range even at night. 

The trigger speed isn’t bad as well. You can already take a photo or video of the subject in just one second.

Of course, there are some trail cameras out there that can take a photo or video in under 1 second. However, 1 second isn’t bad at all. It is even used as a benchmark by some professional hunters when choosing their trail camera. 

One common problem that hunters and outdoor enthusiasts get when it comes to trail cameras is that the camera’s trigger comes off even with the movement of the wind.

This isn’t the case when it comes to the Wildgame Innovations 4.0 Infrared Digital Trail Camera. It means that you get minimal blank photos when it is already time to review the images in your SD card. 

Power

To run this trail camera you need to use 4 C-cell batteries that are not included when you purchase. The estimated battery life is approx. 3 months. This camera is also equipped with an external power port that allows you to use Wildgame Innovations 6 Volt camera battery.

Pros

  • First and foremost this can provide pictures with decent quality. 
  • Even though this Wildgame Innovations model is typically considered as an entry level camera, it still has an 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).

Cons

  • 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 an accurate idea of what is in your woods.

Conclusion

Wildgame Innovations 4MP Scouting Camera is a good basic trail camera and it used to be a good option as an 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.