SD card trail cam

Don’t miss out on any opportunities! If you’re gearing up for hunting season and own a trail cam, now is a good time to test your camera to make sure that your SD card is storing image and video files properly. It’s not fun to spend weeks planning your hunt, only to find out once you’re in the field that your trail cam is not storing video properly! If you need a replacement SD card, or if you just want to increase your storage capacity, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • As trail cams are for outdoor use, they are exposed to moisture and wide temperature swings. A budget SD card will not last very long in such an environment. You will need a rugged card for your trail cam and it should be manufactured specifically for these conditions.
  • SD cards used in trail cams should also be rated for high endurance as they are subject to many recording cycles. These high endurance cards are designed specifically for applications where videos and photos will be written over many times.
  • We also recommend higher capacity cards. After all, you don’t want to miss any action during video playback. No one has complained about having too much storage capacity!

Most current trail cams and game cams use either SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) or SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) cards. SDXC cards have a much larger storage capacity than SDHC cards. (If you have a very old trail camera that only accepts SD cards, SDHC and SDXC cards will not work with it! You will need an SD card from a manufacturer such as SanDisk or Delkin.)

One last thing: Consider buying a spare SD card, along with your spare camera battery. If you’re in the field and something does go wrong, it’s always good to have a backup. You may also want to keep your trophy pictures safe on a separate card so they aren’t written over!

We carry many SD cards with guaranteed compatibility for game cameras manufactured by companies including:

  • Reconyx
  • SpyPoint
  • Browning
  • Spartan
  • Bushnell
  • Camtraptions
  • Stealth Cam

At OEMPCWORLD, we recommend the following SD cards for your trail cam:

SanDisk Extreme Pro (64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB sizes)

SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDSDXXU-064G-GN4IN SDXC Memory Card
SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro SDSDXXD-128G-GN4IN SDXC Memory Card
SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro SDSDXXD-256G-GN4IN SDXC Memory Card
SanDisk 512GB Extreme Pro SDSDXXD-512G-GN4IN SDXC Memory Card

Kingston Canvas Select (32GB, 64GB, 128GB sizes)

Kingston 32GB Canvas Select Plus SDS2/32GB SDHC Memory Card
Kingston 64GB Canvas Select Plus SDXC Memory Card
Kingston 128GB Canvas Select Plus SDS2/128GB SDXC Memory Card

Lexar Professional (128GB and 256GB sizes)

Lexar Professional 128GB LSD128GCB633 SDXC Memory Card
Lexar Professional 256GB LSD256GCB633 SDXC Memory Card

SanDisk Extreme (64GB, 128GB, 256GB sizes)

SanDisk 32GB Extreme SDSDXV2-064G-GNCIN SDXC Memory Card
SanDisk 128GB Extreme SDSDXVA-128G-GNCIN SDXC Memory Card
SanDisk 256GB Extreme SDSDXVV-256G-GNCIN SDXC Memory Card

We hope this information was useful. Contact us if you have questions about any of these cards. Best of luck!