What is the best action camera for hunting?


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:

iON CamoCam Realtree Xtra® Texture Camouflage HD Video Camera
Best action camera for hunting

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.

Tactacam Ultimate 4.0 Action Camera for Hunting

This tactical hunting camera kit comes with a universal gun mount, charging adapter, lens cloth and more. It weighs just over 3 ounces so you’ll barely even notice you’ve got it mounted. It captures footage at a maximum of 2.7K UHD, 30 frames per second. (A 1080p recording mode is also available at 60fps or 720p at 120 frames per second for ultra smooth slow motion.) It also features a convenient one touch recording mode and can store up to 2.5 hours of footage at a time. Consider pairing this gun-mounted hunting camera with the manufacturer’s custom-built stabilizing mount for smoother footage. Comes in black.

Also consider: If you want 4K hunting footage, upgrade to the newest version of this camera, the Tactacam Ultimate 5.0. There is also a special model of camera for bow hunting.

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ATN Shot Trak-X HD Action Gun Camera with Laser

This camera mounts on a rifle, shotgun, handgun or bow and records in full HD video. It has a built in microphone and records on Micro SD cards (sold separately). What sets this camera apart from some competitors is that it doesn’t have a wide angle lens and instead has a 5x telephoto lens which gives you more “reach” to view your shots clearly and close up, rather than in a wide view. The laser can be turned on or off. Battery life: up to 4 hours. Comes in black.


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