Most Durable Trail Camera
The Browning Recon Force Platinum has all the features you would expect for a camera costing less than $200, as well as some unique features like 1080 HD video quality, smart IR video and SD card management. And it’s ultra-durable—we touched every button and opened the front cover and battery tray multiple times to test durability. This trail camera is built like a tank.
Pros: This is the most durable trail camera we tested and was the only one we reviewed that had a metal tree mount instead of plastic. The 10MP camera captured vivid images full of bright color both day and night. While we saw a small amount of graininess when we zoomed in, it was better than most. The video capabilities were among the best in our test, and we were able to capture images at a range of 80 feet away on an overcast day, giving it the second farthest detection range in our test.
Cons: The 1.4-second recovery speed is one of the slowest in our lineup and makes it hard to capture multiple images of wildlife that are moving quickly through the detection zone.
Bottom Line: The Browning Recon Force Platinum is the most durable design of all the game cameras we tested. That durable design is coupled with excellent image quality and exclusive features like Smart IR video technology to make this one of the best trail cameras you can buy.
Best for: Those who need a durable trail cam that also takes quality photos and video
Key Attribute: Design
- Trigger Speed: 0.67 seconds
- Flash Range: 100’
- Detection Range: 55’
- Image Resolution: 10MP
- Video Resolution: 1920x1080p Full HD (with audio)