In 2020, your choice of solar-powered game and trail cameras for hunting has become more difficult simply because of an expanded array of options. The only way they could be better is if they didn’t require batteries or a wall-socket to run. What’s that you say? There are solar-powered options that don’t need either of these things? And I’m extremely handsome? Well, thank you, anonymous stranger!
Solar-powered wireless game cameras allow you to keep a remote eye on the trail for as long as the sun shines and the rivers flow. Simply put, just stick them anywhere they can see the sun and they’ll keep tracking the trail. They don’t require any alternative forms of charging or electricity nor do they have to be plugged into a wall socket if they’re in sight of the sun.
What you’re looking for in a solar-powered trail and game camera will remain pretty much constant. However, there are some differences between the available products to keep in mind. Use your judgment to determine what you need and which solutions would best serve those needs. We’ll identify some features you should keep in mind at the bottom of this article after we list our recommendations.
What Are the Best Solar Trail and Game Cameras For Sale in 2020?
Kuool P3 Trail Camera
This game and trail camera tracks all manner of wildlife and snaps clear and vivid photos of them in the day or night.
Users report that the unit is durably built and works like a dream. Some do not that they had difficulty getting the right rechargeable batteries for this unit (they have to be shipped from China).
This solar weather station has won our “Best Value” designation because of its combination of low price and rich feature set.
- Versatile functionality
- Requires special rechargeable batteries from China
TEC.BEAN Trail Camera
This superlative trail and game camera isn’t just for hunters. Photographers with an interest in nature, people seeking a security device, and myriad other people could make tremendous use of this versatile and effective game camera.
While the general consensus is that this is a reliable unit with good weatherproofing, a few users have reported difficulty in understanding its user manual. Written in poor English, some users indicate that it was so difficult to make sense of as to be effectively useless. That being said, since the unit is so simple and straightforward to operate, this shouldn’t pose a significant problem for many people.
This powerhouse of a solar-powered trail and game camera wins our coveted “Editors Choice” award for its unique combination of features, good value, and powerful versatility. There’s not a lot this unit cannot do.
- Fantastic photos
- Difficult to understand the user manual
WingHome Trail Camera
This superb little beauty has a price that has to be seen to be believed. Coming in at less than $86, this unit has all of the functionality of devices twice its price. Clear pictures, reliable and durable construction and good night vision combine to make this one of the best solar powered trail cameras money can buy.
The solar powered game camera has won our elusive “Best Value” award because of its unique combination of excellent camera and motion sensing capabilities, reliability, and unbelievable price.
- Works like a dream for hardly any money
Spypoint Solar Dark Trail Camera
Spypoint, one of the leading brands in solar powered trail cameras, offers this kit complete with batteries, SD card, card reader, and mount. The high-powered camera captures equally high-powered images day or night, and a detection range of 110 feet means you’ll be capturing all sorts of fantastic pictures.
There are time-lapse and multi-shot modes, and even AI to automatically categorize images of buck and turkeys into separate folders.
- Excellent AI
- Multiple modes and functions
- Relatively high cost at just under $200
MyCommand Solar Trail Camera
This unique game and trail camera comes complete with its own separate solar panel to charge the unit when the sun is out. A 12-megapixel camera ensures that any photos taken are sharp and crystal-clear and an IP66 waterproof rating combines with shockproofed and rustproofed durability to ensure that this unit won’t fail on you when you need it the most.
Along with the Amazon’s Choice designation, this unit wins our coveted Most Popular award, with 30 users giving it an average of 4.5 stars, likely because of the aforementioned reliability and excellent camera.
- Great user reputation
- Excellent camera
- Solar panel housing isn't camouflaged