Last Updated: November 11, 2020

Browning Trail Camera Reviews

by Allan Lederman

Browning cameras are the pioneers of trail cameras and have been around for years innovating and improvising their products. The range of trail cameras they offer is vast and covers every need whether it is for a wildlife observer or a hunter. They are sturdy, built to withstand nature’s elements and blend seamlessly with the outdoor environs.

The Range

Their display includes series of Range Ops, Recon Force, Spec Ops, Strike Force and Dark Ops range of trail cameras. All the cameras come with one year warranty, “Timelapse viewer plus” technology and are suitable for day and night surveillance. The Range Ops, Recon Force and Spec Ops cameras have dimensions of 5”x4”x2.5”. Range Ops is the most basic of the cameras that Browning has to offer, with an 8 MP resolution.

Both Spec Ops and Recon Force come fitted with 10 MP cameras. Recon Force boasts of an approximately 100 Feet IR illumination and zero Blur technology. Spec Ops has a built in 2” screen. The advanced cameras viz. Strike Force and Dark Ops are the smallest cameras available in the market with a 4.5”X3.25”x2.5” dimension. They have a 10 MP resolution, fast trigger function and support HD video clips. Strike force has a 100 ft of IR coverage. Dark Ops is perfect for covert and quiet coverage of the game with invisible infrared flash.

The Accessories

The “Browning trail cameras” is a one-stop shop for all your capture related needs. The security box made of steel and fixed with padlock protects your camera from vulnerability of outdoors. Tree mounts ensure a perfect shot, wide coverage and are ideal for keeping the camera covert.

The Browning SD cards have variants of 4 GB and 8 GB data storage with high write speed. The batteries are Mercury and cadmium free and standard pack comes with 8 AA batteries. Browning range of trail cameras and accessories are hassle free and easy to install. They have high quality and make for a power packed performance no matter where you are and in what conditions!

Best Browning Trail Cameras

Browning Dark Ops HD Camera

Browning Dark Ops HD Camera, Camouflage

Browning Dark Ops

  • 10 MP; 1280 x 720 HD video
  • 70 nighttime flash range
  • Zero Blur technology
  • Fast 067 trigger speed
  • 6 AA batteries required
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 3.25" x 2.5"

A good amount of work went into this 10MP camera that really deserves some attention for the specific features they pack. The low priced Browning Dark Ops HD Camera can also do 1280x720 HD video, which doesn’t degrade overnight like in other cameras. For both daytime and nighttime use the camera uses invisible IR illumination to keep prey or intruders from seeing it go off. At nighttime the flash range is an astounding 70ft. and able to cover just as wide as area as a camera twice the price. For taking pictures and videos in the dark this is the golden apple and is a real selling point of this specific model.

Zero blur technology gets rid of the throwaway photos that plagued a lot of earlier models, and gives you better photos overall so that you don’t have to delete so many when checking the camera. Trigger speed is a very good 0.67 seconds and should get everything you need on the first shot. The last plus to mention is that it only requires 6AA batteries for full functionality, so power costs won’t eat into your wallet. Browning did a nice job with this camera, adding in a few touches that separate it from the rest of the pack.


Browning Strike Force

Browning Strike Force HD Sub Micro 10MP Game Camera

Browning Strike Force

  • 10MP resolution
  • 100 nighttime flash range
  • 1280 x 720 HD video
  • Zero Blur technology
  • 6'-long nylon strap
  • 1.45 pounds

Getting just above the medium price point is the Browning Strike Force HD Sub Micro 10MP Game Camera, with a very fast and serviceable 0.67 trigger time. This time has become the norm for quality cameras in Browning’s lineup and is still considered to be a great time across all types of trail cameras. What makes this package so special though is not the actual HD hardware, but how they made it a starter kit for anyone interested in their products.

This package comes with an 8GB SD card, which is about double the competing space any other packages offer. With the adjustable 10MP resolution, if put on a lower resolution this 8GB can very much last the lifetime of the device without swapping. Six Browning branded AA batteries are included and are just rebranded versions of top tier batteries. They will last a lot longer than generic branded AA’s and once they run out there is an optional 12V power jack that can be purchased to make the batteries irrelevant. This is the best starter set currently for purchase from any company, and comes highly recommended.


Browning Recon Force FHD Camera

Browning Recon Force FHD Camera

Browning Recon Force FHD

  • 10 MP; 1920 x 1080 HD video
  • 100 nighttime flash range
  • Zero Blur technology
  • Fast .067 trigger speed
  • 1.3 Pounds weight
  • 8 AA batteries required

Another powerful camera in Browning’s lineup is this model that banks on using its 10MP to the fullest extent. Combined with the IR LED illumination buyers can expect pretty detailed photos, and videos that are 1920x1080 for full HD resolution on big screen television sets. Flash range at night is 100ft. which goes far and beyond even some of the best cameras on the market. And using Browning’s standard 0.67 trigger speed there is little you will miss in the daytime or the night.

The camouflage case used to house the camera is rugged and hard to see even for the most curious of animals, letting you hide it in plain sight if placed carefully. Using the time lapse camera mode you can get full control of the camera when you need it the most and not miss any of the special moments that would cause you to mess up a hunt. Using it as a security camera, the flash range is hard to beat and should really get some good photos of intruders near your home before they strike. With the price being just right, this is a camera that can really drive home the power of the Browning brand.


Browning Strike Force HD Camera

Browning Strike Force HD Camera, Camouflage

Browning Strike Force HD

  • 10 MP; 1280 x 720 HD video
  • 100 nighttime flash range
  • Zero Blur technology
  • Fast .067 trigger speed
  • 1.1 Pounds weight
  • 6 AA batteries required

A lot like the other products in their line, this one has a lot of features but is aimed at the consumer looking for a low cost camera. Despite being on their budget line it maintains a lot of the features of its big brothers, including the 0.67 trigger speed and 100ft. nighttime flash. The video still looks great on the big screen but has been optimized for 1280x720, so although it isn’t full 1080p it is still high definition with very little loss of quality.

Zero blur technology ensures the integrity of the resolution, with most of the pictures and videos coming out like they were shot by a professional. Dimensions of the unit is 10x7.5x3.2 with a weight of 1.5 pounds total. It only uses 6AA batteries so it won’t eat into your wallet with extra costs, and is pretty good on power saving features. The Browning Buck Watch Time-lapse viewer software that is packaged in has gotten rave reviews from customers and makes the entire experience worthwhile. A good budget camera to start out with for hunting or home security, and even better when you consider the price.


About the Author

My name is Allan Lederman and hunting has been a life long hobby of mine and writing articles and discussing about various hunting equipment is something I love, especially if I can help others choose the right equipment. Learn more about me here.

Allan Lederman