This is my second Campark Trail Camera and it also works very well.Picture quality is very good as you may be able to see in the photos, in daytime and at night. The video quality is also very good.Besides using internal batteries to power the camera, you can also connect an external DC power source and that is what I will do. The external power can be batteries that are kept charged with grid power, so they are always fully charged. When there is no grid power, which happens here, batteries can power the camera for a long period of time, because they are fully charged when grid power is lost.The T86 camera can be used in WiFi hotspot mode, so real time video monitoring can be done using a cell phone or tablet, making it very useful as a surveillance camera. However, when in real time video monitoring mode, the camera is not detecting movement or recording any photos or videos. Only one mode at a time can be selected. Note that the camera WiFi is not connected to the internet, which is good for privacy reasons. The maximum WiFi connection distance between the camera and cell phone or tablet is 33 feet, unobstructed.The app needed for the camera, as printed in the user manual was not available, so I emailed the company to ask about it and they told me to download and install 'Trail Camera Pro 2' from the Google Play store and that works well.It took me some time to find out why Bluetooth was included, along with WiFi. In order to do real time video monitoring, and the camera switch is set to the on position, Bluetooth is used to connect to the camera and turn on WiFi in the camera. To turn off camera WiFi, you have to back out of the app until you get a popup asking if you want to turn off camera WiFi. When in real time video monitoring mode, a continuously red LED will be visible on the front of the camera. When in normal movement detection and recording mode, no LEDs will be seen on the front of the camera.Overall, I am very pleased with how this Campark Trail Camera works.
Author: Gary T.
Great camera, easy to set up and operate. Photos are great day and night.
Author: Ron M.
After working out a few issues with the camera that were mostly my fault it is working well and I am very pleased with it. Customer service has been excellent and their advice helped me to get the camera working. This is my first trail camera and the issues were due almost entirely to my inexperience.So, after getting some help, the camera works very well. The response time is very fast, the photos are very good quality. For my situation, (I'm using it as a home security camera) I don't use the wifi or Bluetooth features so I can't comment on how well they work. The camera is very compact and easy to carry around. The only negative comment I have is regarding the adjustable support that would be used to attach the camera to a flat surface such as a wall. I just couldn't get it all tightened up enough to hold the camera in the position that I wanted. I finally just gave up and set the camera on a shelf facing out from our front porch which actually works better for me anyway. I have not used the strap but it looks to be sturdy and of good quality. Overall I would recommend this camera.
I've tried several brands of trailcameras and I'm really pleased with my Campark T-80. I've seen evidence of wildlife around my home for years but until I got this trailcam, I didn't realize how much activity is going on. I'm hooked on this camera!Setup: Requires 8 AA batteries which is a lot but they last quite a while - at least 6 months and my current batch is on 8 months. Slide the On-Setup-Off slider to setup and press the menu button and select video, photo, etc. Set time and date. Be sure to format your SD card in the camera.Install the camera to face north or south to avoid glare from the rising or setting sun.Operation: The range of the wifi and bluetooth is about 50 feet so if camera located within that range it's convenient to download to phone and control. It takes a while on my wi-fi so I prefer to swap SD cards and review on my desktop.
Author: Stan D.
Not bad. Seems unhelpful that the only way to connect to it is to shut down the internet for the house and turn it to the Trail Camera. No one can use the internet until I turn off the Trail Cam. All other cameras I've used like it were connected by Bluetooth.
This trail cam is well built and comes with many setup features. Camera has multiple resolutions for both photo and video. I use mostly for monitoring my chicken house at night. I like the feature to select starting times and ending times. The No Glo IR does a great job and has a decent range. Battery life is very good. Camera comes with mounting bracket and has back and bottom locations for attachment.
Author: Marguerite D.
I??ve tried about 10 brands of cameras and Campark is my favorite! If you want you can install an app on your phone to download the pics and videos without taking the memory card out. I love that feature! The night-time video quality is also extremely good and clear. Very good sound too. Can hear everything!!
Author: Tony L.
This is a high quality trail cam. The construction is solid and well designed. Camera is very easy to set up. It is also very sensitive to motion and responds instantly.You can choose many different resolutions for capturing photos and videos.