Global Trail Camera Market At A CAGR Of More Than 4% Over The Next Ten Years

Retail and Consumer Goods

Rise in biological research and wildlife management projects to capture images that will help in making evidence-based decisions is pushing demand for trail camera northwards. Another major growth factor is consumers prioritizing security across different industries and even residential buildings. Activities such as large-scale farming require these trail cameras to keep an eye on potential threats and take preventive measures accordingly.

The market is witnessing immense competition among prominent companies involved in product innovation and development. Developments such as camouflaged farm gate hunting cameras aid the farming industry, while programmed trail cameras are gaining significance in residential security to identify and prevent crimes, along with portability features and capturing videos in darkness.

Fact.MR’s study points towards steady growth of the global trail camera market at a CAGR of more than 4% over the next ten years.

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Key Takeaways from Trail Camera Market Study


  • Over the past 5 years, the global trail camera market registered a growth of 3.3? in terms of value.
  • Market outlook continues to remain steady over the next 10 years, and will register over 4% CAGR in terms of value from 2021 to 2031.
  • North America leads the market and will hold over one-third share through 2031.
  • The trail camera market in the U.K. will register a growth of over 4% YOY.
  • Germany and France will be stable in terms of demand, while Japan and Korea will continue to be a bright spot in Asia.
  • Wireless trail cameras will hold over two-third market share over the next ten years.
  • 8 to 12 MP cameras are the most preferred across regions and sectors.
  • Hunting and wildlife monitoring will account for over 80% demand for trail cameras through 2031.
  • Direct to customer and third-party sales channels will hold close to two-third market share.


Important Market Movements


  • Snapshot Wisconsin, a statewide management initiative started in 2016 by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the U.S., invited volunteers to host trail cameras in Wisconsin for efficient monitoring of wildlife resources.
  • Researchers at the Mississippi State University developed an infrared trail camera survey technique capable of providing accurate analysis of the local deer population.
  • In 2017, Wildgame Innovations launched a new range of trail cameras with zero detection, silent shield, Tru-Dual Cam, and Airborne features. The company also offered online interactive access for seamless operation of its trail cameras.
  • Boly Inc., launched the ‘Boly 4G MG984G Series’ with super-fast 4G data transmission speed and economic price ranges.

Key Segments of Trail Camera Market

Product Type

  • Standard
  • Wireless

Pixel Size

  • <8 MP
  • 8 to 12 MP
  • >12 MP


  • White Flash
  • Low Glow
  • No Glow

Trigger Speed

  • Up to 25 Sec
  • 0.25 to 0.75 Sec
  • Above 0.75 Sec


  • Hunting
  • Wildlife Monitoring
  • Others (Residential, Utility, Commercial)

Sales Channel

  • Modern Trade Channels
  • Independent/Brick & Mortar Stores
  • Direct to Customer
  • Third-party Online Channels


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • CIS & Russia
  • Japan
  • APEJ
  • MEA

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