Pros / It has one of the quickest trigger speeds among game cameras we reviewed.
Cons / At 50 degrees, its field of view is not exceptional.
Verdict / The Stealth Cam G30 has few weaknesses and is a solid choice for novices and enthusiasts alike.
The Stealth Cam G30 is a game camera with above-average capabilities in almost every category. It's one of the most well-rounded trail cams we've reviewed.
This game camera is motion-activated, and it stores its captured images and videos on an SD card. When you want to check it, you'll need to physically retrieve the SD card from the camera.
It has a 50-degree field of view, which is about average for a trail cam. While this field of view isn't quite as forgiving as the 55-degree field found on some of the best trail cameras, it still is sufficient for most hunters' needs.
The camera detects movement using a passive infrared sensor with a detection angle of 50 degrees. It has a detection range of 60 feet, which means this is one of the most powerful detection circuits we reviewed. Its speed is also well above average. The camera has a trigger speed of 0.5 seconds, which means it takes a picture only 0.5 seconds after sensing movement. This is the second-fastest trigger speed among cameras we reviewed.
It also has an above-average recovery time. Recovery time is the amount of time it takes for the camera, after taking a picture or video, to be ready to trigger again. The G30's recovery time of five seconds ranks fourth in our lineup.
The camera has a bank of infrared LEDs that can illuminate subjects up to 80 feet away at night. Since many popular game animals are nocturnal, a powerful infrared flash is important for a game camera. This camera can also take time-lapse photos at set intervals. This can be one of the most useful features if you're going to scout a large field. Even if the animals are too far away to trip the detection circuit, you'll still have a chance to capture images of them.
Stealth Cam has friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives. We were able to easily reach representatives without long hold times, and those representatives had a thorough knowledge of the Stealth Cam products.
- Detection Angle
- Trigger Speed
- Picture Resolution
- Recovery Time
The Stealth Cam G30 falls just outside our top three, but it has no glaring weaknesses. It's a smartly designed, practical hunting camera.