Wildview TK40 No-Glo Scouting Camera Review
The Wildview TK40 No-Glo is one of (if not the) most affordable of all No Glow trail cameras available. This is a great entry level model. Most trailcams available are Low Glow, which means there is a soft red glow visible when the flash goes off. It isn’t much, but it is visible…which makes them difficult to use for security purposes. Depending on your needs for night pics, the TK40 will even let you choose between using 30 or 40 of the LEDs, this will help to increase the battery life.
- 8MP image resolution (2 settings 8MP and 5MP)
- Full-color day pictures, black and white night pictures
- photos stamped with date, time, moon phase and temperature info
- HD video clips (15/30/60 seconds)
- trigger speed less that 1 s
- 40 no-glow IR LEDs flash with range up to 50 ft
- LCD text screen for settings
- Time-lapse mode
- burst mode 1/3/6 shots per triggering
- delay time range 20 seconds, or 1 / 5 / 10 minutes
- powered by 8 AA batteries
- SD card slot; supports SD memory card up to 32GB
- integrated mounting strap
- weatherproof casing
- USB connection and 12V external power jack
- Slow recovery time
- Night range shorter than the 50 ft. Pictures are dim.
Check out this sample photo:
This is what a couple owners have to say:
Camera is simple to use and set-up (why I bought it) it takes good quality pictures and has been reliable.The reason I gave it 4-stars instead of five is that in heavy rain…
Patrick W. – Read The Full Review On Amazon
We have only used this product for a short time, but so far I am quite impressed. The size is very compact which makes it great for concealing from view…I bought it primarily to catch any poachers/trespassers. The pictures are very crisp and clear…
TimberrockRanch – Read The Full Review On Amazon
The Wildview TK40 is a pretty basic trail camera. It comes with the standard features you would expect, but no real frills to speak of. It has a picture counter on the front as well as a time feature. It has simplistic toggle switches to change between the functions it has. Its about half the size of previous Wildview trail cameras and is the sister model to the TK30. The difference between them is that the TK40 is No Glow. The upside of the simple design is that it is very easy to set up! The ability to choose between 30 or 40 LEDs is awesome because it helps increase the battery life and gives you the ability to control the amount of light it puts off.
The recovery time on this camera is slow. Almost 20 seconds. This makes it less than ideal for most scouting/trail applications. Pretty much everything will be gone 20 seconds after the first picture is taken. If you are looking to monitor food plots however, this can be a great option. It also doesn’t have built-in Python cable or tripod compatibility that is pretty much industry standard. I think the Stealth Cam STC-P12 is relatively similar also.
It might not pack all of the features we have come to expect, but it does have No Glow flash at a great price. Trade off is to be expected. I think many will find this to be a great option for them. If you are looking for a No Glow camera with some more frills, you can check out the Browning Dark Ops.