5 of the Best Bow Hunting Video Cameras

Bow hunting is a very exciting sport — venturing into the wilderness, tracking an animal, lining up the perfect shot, and taking down your prey with a single arrow shot is adrenaline-pumping.  After a great hunting expedition, have you ever thought: “I wish I could share that experience shot with my friends?”

Thanks to modern technology, it is now simple to record and share your hunts.  Not only will you be able to share footage of your hunts, you can use the camera to help you track your prey while in the wilderness.

Modern hunting cameras are lightweight, highly durable, and produce high-definition footage of excellent quality.  This guide will explain the advantages of using a video camera while hunting before sharing a few of the best bow hunting video cameras on the market!

Tactacam TA-FB-FB 2.0 Bow Package with Flat Black StabilizerTactacam TA-3-BOW 3.0 Bow packageiON CamoCam Realtree Camouflage HD Video CameraATN Shot Trak HD Action Gun CameraTactacam TA-4-BOW 4.0 Bow Package
Rating: 4.1/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5
Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 2.5 inchesDimensions: 3.19 x 8.51 x 5.52 inchesDimensions: 140 x 87 x 55 mm Dimensions: 2.6 x 1.3 x 1.8 inchesDimensions: 3.19 x 8.51 x 5.52 inches
Weight: 14.4 ouncesWeight: 2.3 poundsWeight: .67 pounds (without batteries)Weight: 4.8 ouncesWeight: 2.3 pounds
Resolution: 12 megapixel Resolution: 12 megapixel sensor with 2704 x 1524 resolution Resolution: 14 megapixel sensor with 1080 x 1920 resolution Resolution: 5 megapixel sensor with 1080 x 1920 resolution Resolution: 12 megapixel sensor with 2704 x 1524 resolution
Manufacturer: TactacamManufacturer: TactacamManufacturer: iON CameraManufacturer: ATNManufacturer: Tactacam
Price: $$Price: $Price: $Price: $Price: $$$
  • Tactacam TA-FB-FB 2.0 Bow Package with Flat Black Stabilizer
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Resolution: 12 megapixel
  • Manufacturer: Tactacam
  • Price: $$
  • Tactacam TA-3-BOW 3.0 Bow package
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Dimensions: 3.19 x 8.51 x 5.52 inches
  • Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Resolution: 12 megapixel sensor with 2704 x 1524 resolution
  • Manufacturer: Tactacam
  • Price: $
  • iON CamoCam Realtree Camouflage HD Video Camera
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Dimensions: 140 x 87 x 55 mm
  • Weight: .67 pounds (without batteries)
  • Resolution: 14 megapixel sensor with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • Manufacturer: iON Camera
  • Price: $
  • ATN Shot Trak HD Action Gun Camera
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Dimensions: 2.6 x 1.3 x 1.8 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Resolution: 5 megapixel sensor with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • Manufacturer: ATN
  • Price: $
  • Tactacam TA-4-BOW 4.0 Bow Package
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Dimensions: 3.19 x 8.51 x 5.52 inches
  • Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Resolution: 12 megapixel sensor with 2704 x 1524 resolution
  • Manufacturer: Tactacam
  • Price: $$$

Advantages of using a bow hunting video camera

Using a bow hunting camera can completely transform the way you hunt and help you share some exciting moments with your friends and family.  Here are the main advantages gained from using a bow hunting camera:

You can improve your accuracy

After you have finished a hunt, you can review the footage to determine the accuracy of your shots.  You can use the footage to determine if you are pulling your shots to the side or failing to achieve enough power.  Because most bow cameras have a strong zoom and high resolution, you can identify exactly what is happening to your missed shots.

Bow hunting cameras can be used to scout locations

Bow hunting cameras are quite compact and can be attached to almost anything.  You can place your camera on a tree and leave it for a few hours to determine if any wildlife are traveling through the area.  You can view the behavior of animals and make scouting much easier.

Useful in low light conditions

Most bow hunting video cameras are very good at recording in low light conditions.  If you are scouting early in the morning or at dusk, you can turn on the camera and pick up additional information about the area.

You can use the camera for other things

Bow hunting cameras are very convenient and produce footage that is high quality.  You will find yourself using your bow hunting camera for all kinds of filming, including your kids soccer games, family events, holiday videos, and recreational activities like mountain biking or skiing.  They come with a variety of mounts and can be attached to almost anything.  You will get a ton of use out of it.

5 of the best bow hunting cameras

Here are 5 of the best bow hunting cameras currently on the market.  They are packed with features and durable enough to survive your hunting trips!

Tactacam TA-FB-FB 2.0 Bow Package with Flat Black Stabilizer

tactacam-ta-fb-fb-2-0-bow-package-with-flat-black-stabilizerTactacam manufacturer high-quality bow hunting video cameras that are durable and packed with features.  The Tactical TA-FB-FB 2.0 is a great entry point camera for casual hunters who want to buy their first camera.  It is a very small and lightweight camera that will not interfere with the action of your bow.

Some of the many features that this camera has include 1-touch power-on auto record, low-light recording, and a vibration indicator.  It comes with a rechargeable Lithium battery that has over 2 hours of record time.  Tactacam have made this camera quite tough and ready for the trail — it is waterproof up to 109 feet and shock resistant.  The high-quality 12 megapixel camera has an excellent lens and produces great footage.

It comes with a battery, universal mount, USB cable with charging wall adapter, audio end cap, and tripod/adhesive plate.

Pros:

  • Very affordable!
  • Packed with features
  • Great low light and image stabilization features

Cons:

  • Lower zoom than more expensive models

Tactacam TA-3-BOW 3.0 Bow package

tactacam-ta-3-bow-3-0-bow-packageThe Tactacam TA-3-BOW is the next step up in the Tactacam range.  This camera has incredible image clarity, producing footage with ultra-HD 2.7k resolution @ 30 fps, 1080p @ 60fps and 720p @ 120fps.  It has a huge 5x zoom which will bring you closer to the action and help you spot prey at longer ranges.

The Tactacam TA-3-BOW has been designed to be easy to attach to your bow and simple to use.  It activates with a single button press — which is useful for when you suddenly notice your prey.  It also features an excellent lowlight sensor, 360 degree mic, “quick change” mode button, external battery indicator, and water resistant construction.

Pros:

  • Outstanding 2.7k resolution for really beautiful pictures
  • Manages 60fps at 1080p
  • Huge 5x zoom

Cons:

  • None, well made bow hunting video camera

iON CamoCam Realtree Camouflage HD Video Camera

ion-camocam-realtree-camouflage-hd-video-cameraiON make some excellent HD trail cameras and bow hunting video cameras.  This model is perhaps their best bow camera.  The iON CamoCam Realtree Camouflage HD Video Camera is capable of shooting full 1080p HD video at 30fps and features a 14 megapixel sensor.   If you prefer more frames per second, you can dial it back to 720p @ 60fps.  It is capable of 2.5 hours of continuous shooting and is Wi-Fi-enabled, allowing you to easily upload your footage.

It comes with a durable shell covered with the Realtree Xtra texture wrapped camouflage.  This shell is shock resistant and waterproof to depths of 32ft (10 meters) — an excellent choice if you spend time in harsh climates.  It also comes with an easy-to-attach mount.

Pros:

  • Excellent camouflage and durable case
  • The 14 megapixel sensor is outstanding
  • Wifi enabled so you can instantly upload footage and it comes with 10 GB of free cloud storage

Cons:

  • Only shoots at 30fps when using 1080p

ATN Shot Trak HD Action Gun Camera

atn-shot-trak-hd-action-gun-cameraThis is a very rugged gun camera from ATN that can be used on a bow or gun.  It has a high-quality lens and shoots at full HD 1920×1080/30 fps.  The lens is excellent and features a 5 times zoom.  It comes wth a built-in microphone, micro SD card slot and all of the attachments you need to lock it onto your bow.   It has a remarkable 4 hours of battery life, which is the highest of the bow hunting video cameras reviewed here.

Pros:

  • Excellent battery life
  • Can be mounted on almost any bow or gun

Cons:

  • Only a 5 megapixel sensor with 1080p @ 30 fps

Tactacam TA-4-BOW 4.0 Bow Package

tactacam-ta-4-bow-4-0-bow-packageThis is one of Tactacam’s high-end bow hunting video cameras.  It is absolutely packed with features and is capable of recording footage in ultra HD 2.7k resolution @ 30 fps, 1080p at 60fps or 720 at 120fps.  The lens has a fantastic 5x zoom and exceptional level of clarity.  The lens is designed for long-range hunting and does not have a fisheye effect.

It comes with an 8GB memory card and is compatible with the Tactacam Wi-Fi app, which allows you to upload footage to the Internet.  The Tactacam app also allows you to turn the camera on or off remotely, view footage remotely and send footage to multiple locations.  Like the other Tactacam models, it has a very durable case and one-touch recording.

Pros:

  • Incredible 2.7k resolution that looks absolutely stunning
  • Packed with features!
  • Very durable, water resistant and shock resistant.

Cons:

  • Expensive!

Our Verdict

The best value-for-money bow hunting video camera

The Tactacam TA-FB-FB 2.0 Bow Package with Flat Black Stabilizer is a very affordable camera that is well-made and has plenty of great features.  If you are on a tight budget, this is the best choice of the cameras reviewed.

The best overall bow hunting video camera

The Tactacam TA-4-BOW 4.0 Bow Package is an incredible piece of technology.  Being able to record 2.7k footage on your bow and upload it to the Internet is amazing.  Definitely the best choice if you can afford it!

We hope you enjoyed our guide to the Best Bow Hunting Video Cameras.  Make sure you check out some of our best compound bows.