The design of the standard game camera is fairly predictable. A passive infrared sensor detects motion and triggers the camera. During the day, a game camera will capture full-color images. At night, most use an array of infrared LEDs to capture a black-and-white image.
Over the last few years, manufacturers have started to shield the infrared flash so that it is invisible to the human or animal eye. The shielding appears as a black lens over the LEDs, or else the LEDs themselves will be black. Three of the best invisible-flash game cameras are the Spypoint BF-6, the Browning Spec Ops XR and the Moultrie 990i.
The Moultrie 990i is one of the best-selling invisible-flash game cameras on the market. It features the Mossy Oak Treestand camouflage pattern, which, when coupled with the invisible flash, makes this camera extremely difficult to detect. Much like the Browning, the Moultrie has a 2-inch color screen on the inside, which lets you preview your shots without having to put the memory card into a computer. It also has a quick trigger and a multi-shot mode.
An invisible-flash infrared game camera will practically disappear into the woods, even when it's shooting in the dark, and all three of these cameras are excellent choices if you're in the market. So, pick one up, hang it on a tree and see what's walking around in your woods. Just make sure you remember where you put it.