There are a wide variety of action cameras for hunting available today to capture your kills or missed shots. Action cameras for hunting are quite useful because you can study the footage to either review what went right, or discover went wrong with your shot. As many experienced hunters can tell you, learning from your mistakes is the most important part of hunting. Being able to see where you shot went, how the animal reacted and other conditions that may have impacted the shot can be invaluable.
Here are the best action cameras for hunting:
The Midland 285 is one of the best hunting action cameras available. It comes in either a camouflage pattern or a neutral silver color and records on micro SDHC cards two modes: 720p for longer recordings or full 1080p HD. It comes with a waterproof sumersible case and records audio in addition to video. The Midland 285 will mount on either a long gun or a crossbow using additional mounting accessories sold separately (long gun accessories found here, crossbow accessory here). There is also a screw-in tree mount available that may suit your needs in some circumstances.
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The iON CamoCam is another great action camera for hunting. It comes in a realistic camo print and is shaped like a sight for easy mounting on either a rifle barrel or bow (it also comes with a quick lock mounting accessory). The iON CamoCam shoots full 1080p HD video at up to 30 frames per second and also can shoot 14 megapixel still images. Out of the box it’s also waterproof to 32 feet and can shoot for up to 2.5 hours. It also turns on silently without a beep like some other action cameras, so you don’t alert animals to your presence when you’re getting ready to line up a shot.
Want to capture hunting action footage in low light or even the dark? In that case, this infrared-capable hunting camera might be the one for you. The Wildgame Innovations camera also shoots at 720p resolution at 60 frames per second, meaning you can slow down your footage on a computer later to get smooth slow motion for analysis. Unlike many other hunting action cameras, this camera features a 4x digital zoom, allowing you to easily zoom in when necessary. You’ll need to pick up a micro SDHC memory card before using it but it does come with a solid tree mount, a strap mount and a head and hat mount.
Here’s another hunting action camera that mounts directly on a rifle barrel or crossbow. Unlike some other hunting cameras, this one has an internal microphone, and is quite lightweight.
Requires a micro SDHC memory card sold separately, but it does include mounting gear to attach it to your weapon of choice.