Pros / It has a quick enough trigger to capture even the fastest animals.

Cons / Its narrow detection zone could cause you to miss an opportunity to photograph nearby wildlife.

 Verdict / The SPYPOINT HD-7 is undone by its narrow detection zone, which makes it more suitable for use as a feeder camera.

The SPYPOINT HD-7 features a quick trigger, audio on its HD video clips and a 4-shot burst mode. It takes decent quality images and has a 50-foot infrared flash, which is about average for the trail cams we reviewed.

There is a serious flaw with the HD-7. Unlike most game cameras we reviewed, which have at least a 50-degree field of view, the HD-7 captures a 35-degree field of view. This means that you'll lose 30 percent of the width of the image compared to other trail cams. It's easy to imagine a scenario in which that 30 percent prevents you from seeing deer or other wildlife that a different camera would detect.

The detection zone of the HD-7 has 50 feet of range, which should be sufficient if you place the HD-7 in a good location. However, its detection angle is matched to its field of view – 35 degrees – and thus its detection zone is one of the weakest among the trail cameras we reviewed.

The SPYPOINT HD-7 features a trigger time of less than a second, which is fast enough to capture almost any animal mid-frame. However, its recovery time is 10 seconds, slower than most of the wildlife cameras we reviewed. It's possible that, with such a long recovery time, the animal could wander out of the HD-7's detection zone before it could take a second image. To combat this, you can set the HD-7 to burst mode, and it will take two to four images per trigger. However, this can become frustrating, because you will fill up a memory card much more quickly than if you were shooting in single-shot mode.

The HD-7 has sufficient functionality to be a feeder camera, because the 35-degree detection zone is not an issue if you know precisely where the wildlife is going to be. However, it does not offer a time-lapse mode, which might be problematic if you want to monitor activity around your property at specific times.

  • Detection Angle
  • Trigger Speed
  • Picture Resolution
  • Recovery Time
  1. The width of the camera's detection zone.
    Degrees (More is better)
  2. 8  SPYPOINT HD7
    35.0 Degrees
  3. 150.0 Degrees
  4. 55.0 Degrees
  5. 55.0 Degrees
  6. Category Average
    58.78 Degrees


Ultimately, SPYPOINT misses the mark with the HD-7. Its quick trigger and detailed images are high points, but its narrow detection zone could cost you photos of animal activity on your property. The HD-7 would work fine as a feeder cam, but at the manufacturer's price point, you can find a less expensive camera with the same functionality.


Specifications and Benchmarks

Image Quality

Field of View (degrees)
Flash Range (feet)
Picture Resolution (megapixels)
Video Resolution (megapixels)


Detection Range (feet)
Detection Angle (degrees)
Trigger Speed (seconds)
Recovery Time (seconds)

Additional Features

Multi-Shot Mode
Time-Lapse Mode


Dimensions (inches)
Battery Capacity
6 AA
Power Input Jack
Camouflage Exterior

Help & Support

Help & Support Quality
Warranty Length
1 Year
Phone Support
Email Support