We’ve used some “heavy-duty” game cameras – some of them costing up to 12x as much. In some circumstances requiring long-range, they may be superior. But for around the yard work, the Campark T20-1 compares very favorably. It is also more economical to operate because it only needs 4 AA batteries vs. 8 or more in some of the larger game cams. So, in today’s review, we will give detailed reviews of the superior features of the Campark T20-1 trail camera.
Note: Prior to the release of the T20-1 Campark released the 12MP T20 model. The T20 is still out there and still available to purchase in some places. This review is for the updated T20-1 16MP model.
Campark T20-1 review: Design
Campark T20-1 trail cam is like the little brother compared to the larger sized cameras but with all the same features. The camouflage color makes it more discreet and the size makes it easier to handle.
IP56 waterproof, this protective case can defend from rain and dust, so the Campark T20 Trail Camera can operate in any type of weather. It shows you the temperature outside too which is a nice little bonus. The case is constructed of some very thick and sturdy plastic with quality latches to keep it closed. Campark T20-1 even has a place to put a normal-sized padlock on to make it harder for somebody to open it up.
Design of the Campark T20-1 trail camera:
We like the build of the camera, although we wish Campark T20-1 came with an SD card. The clasps are pretty great and include a rubber gasket around the camera. You can really tell it seals nicely when it’s shut. The interior of the camera also has a door over the batteries which is nice to keep the water and mud out, and the SD card is on the bottom of the camera (but inside) so it doesn’t pull in water either.
Campark T20 manual: We think our favorite part is that it comes with a strap to allow you to wrap it around a tree or pole. Having 2 different threaded camera mounts really makes it easy to mount and get the shot you need. You can also use standard action camera accessories and tripods that are compatible with standard screw mounts.
Another nice feature is a mounting bracket for a permanent installation which would be useful for home security monitoring applications. We triggered on ourselves many times walking around so we are sure it would be good for monitoring trespassing and suspicious activity at least 50 to 75 feet away.
Campark T20 trail camera setup & test:
Campark T20-1 Review: Camera And Availability
The Campark T20-1 trail comes in a 16MP and supports a full HD 1080p video. Campark T20-1 also has an adjustable shutter speed with settings of 1/15,1/20,1/30. The field of view is 120 degrees.
The motion sensor does a pretty good job at catching fast-moving animals but we wish it was a little faster and more sensitive on the highest setting. The Campark T20-1 camera captures good clear images and video on sunny days but the sensor struggles in lower light.
Campark T20 trail camera setup at day:
The Campark T20-1 Trail Camera is equipped with night vision. With a fully automatic IR filter, this hunting camera capture shots of animals’ natural behaviors by using infrared flash illumination technology equipped with 22pcs LEDs. Trigger distance up to 20m.
Campark T20 setup at night:
One of the big advantages is there is a display screen so you can figure out the best vantage point in real-time, and you can also watch what you’ve captured without removing the card from the camera and dragging it to your computer.
For security, you can set a password on the camera so, if it gets stolen, it won’t be as useful to the thief. Keep in mind, it only records to the memory card so you won’t have photo evidence of the thief unless you manage to get the camera back.
Another option is the Toguard H20 Mini, which you can buy for $30 for up to 40% sale on amazon, and offers similar specs
Campark T20-1 Review: Battery And SD Card
To get the Campark T20-1 trail camera to work you are going to need to have an SD card and 4x AA batteries. Let us first say that if you want your camera to last do not rely on alkaline batteries. They will eventually leak and ruin your camera. Spend a little money on a 6v rechargeable setup if this is something you expect to use frequently or at least get some quality rechargeable AA batteries.
Campark T20-1 Review: User Reviews
I have been using this to see what has been killing my chickens, I figured it was a fox but I have caught so much more on camera. I installed the camera a month and a half ago and the batteries are half dead. I feel that getting 3 months out of the batteries is great, that’s pretty much all of hunting season here. I think the price is great, and the quality of the photos is just as expected. Night time features work great to, I have many pictures of cats, raccoons, opossums, skunk, and fox. During the day I have pictures of many squirrels, cats, dogs, birds, and more fox. I have liked this so much that I am buying 3 more to use on the property.Customer Reviews
We are happy with the camera. The picture quality seems to be good, both in day and night modes. It’s 12 megapixels, but a $30 camera lens isn’t the same as a $500 lens on a 12 megapixel DSLR camera, so set your expectations appropriately. Overall, Campark T20-1 is probably the best bang for your buck when it comes to trail cameras. It’s a sturdy little camera that gets the job done well for a pretty low price.
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