Spypoint Force-20 trail camera review

Record clips of animal antics both night and day with this entry-level budget trail camera

Spypoint Force-20 trail camera
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Digital Camera World Verdict

This entry level camera is a great place to start for the trail camera novice as it’s far cheaper than some of its Spypoint siblings. The 720 HD definition clips may lack the impact of full 1080 HD but they still look fine on social media feeds. The basic LCD screen is easy to navigate when you set up the camera, then you can leave it to capture the activities of your garden’s nocturnal visitors.


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    Simple to set up and deploy

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    Clear colour and monochrome footage

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    Good value for money


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    Smaller HD definition

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From its packaging and branding the Spypoint Force-20 looks like a trail camera that’s designed specifically to let a hunter discover the habits and activities of their prey so that they can track it down. The ‘O’ in the Spypoint logo is even shaped like the cross-hairs of a rifle. 

However, most of the readers of this review will not be game hunters, and there is plenty of non-lethal fun that you can have with the Force-20. You can use this motion-sensitive infrared trail camera to discover and document what type of animals visit your garden in the dead of night. You may capture clips and stills of foxes, hedgehogs and maybe even a badger or two depending on your location in the world (in this instance, the UK).

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.