One thing that keeps many people from having the convenience of a wireless game camera is the price. They can run up to 5 times as much as regular trail cameras. There is one cellular trail camera that we are told is an exception to that rule. That is the Snyper Hunting Wireless Commander Trail Camera. A wireless game camera that can be bought for an affordable price is certainly worth taking a closer look at.
Taking a fast look at the Snyper Hunting Wireless Trail Camera
Here is a brief overview of this trail cam’s best features and what might be considered drawbacks for some users:
- 12-megapixel photo resolution
- Included AT&T sim card
- Wireless or stand-alone use
- Blackout flash (see an example of blackout flash on a youtube video)
- 2-year warranty
- 4 second trigger time
- Short battery life
- No included 12V plug for power
This trail camera takes some of the work out of getting it ready to use because it has an included AT&T sim card. That sim card will allow you tend to send the photos this camera takes over a fast AT&T 3G signal. Its setup and accompanying app will allow you to send the photos it takes to your e-mail or your smart device. You do not have to have AT&T service on your phone in order to use this game camera.
Performance and Versatility
This trail camera is what’s considered a dual-use game camera. You can take advantage of its wireless capability when using it in an area that has an AT&T cellular signal or you can also use it as a stand-alone model trail camera. Either way, you will love the photos it takes of anything that comes within its 75’ motion sensing range. It also boasts a lightning fast trigger speed of 0.4 seconds from the time its sensor detects motion.
At 12 megapixels it takes some very clear photos for a trail camera too. That’s as high a resolution as you will see on many good digital cameras. It also will shoot short bursts of HD quality (1080P) video if you so desire too.
This is an excellent game camera for both day and nighttime use. This new version of the commander game camera is now improved for nighttime photo taking thanks to its 16 additional LED flashlights. It now has 56 total black flash LED’s that keep its flash from being seen by both humans and animals.
Ease of use, Battery Life and Construction
This is a very easy camera to set up and install. It even has several videos posted on YouTube that help make setting it up even easier.
The battery life on it is not great. Using lithium batteries will help some. We will talk more about this under the drawbacks of this camera.
It built really tough and can handle all different types of weather. The shell is made out of rigid polymer plastic and the seals on it are very nice too.
Warranty and Possible Drawbacks
The Snyper Hunting Wireless Trail Camera has what is now considered the industry standard warranty for these types of trail cameras. It comes with a decent 2-year warranty as stated on their website.
As we mentioned previously the battery life on this camera is average to less than average for a trail cam. Some of that is normal for more power demanding wireless trail cameras.
If you want to hook it up directly to a power source you can since it has a 12V plugin but there is one problem. It does not come with any sort of plug to do this with so you will have to find an aftermarket 12V plug that fits it.
Summing Up Our Thoughts
Overall this is a pretty impressive one among our 3G trail camera list for the price. It has many of the same features that you will find on a more expensive trail camera model. The Snyper Hunting Wireless Commander Trail Camera has a very good photo and video resolution and takes an excellent day and nighttime photos. Its trigger speed is incredibly fast and its undetectable powerful black flash is a big bonus too. We can’t see anyone who wants to effortlessly scout for the game being very disappointed with this trail camera after they purchase it.