We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. If you’ve got a trail camera set up, then you know what a pain it can be to drag a laptop out to be able to see your photos. The viewers here are small, lightweight, and compatible with Android devices, allowing you to review your pics in the field without anything more than your phone or tablet. When the weather’s bad – or the hunting’s good – you’ll be grateful for the time saved. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.
7. Juslink Trail
If you want a versatile viewer, then this option from Juslink Trail supports 5 kinds of SD cards. It will also give you a blue light to let you know when it’s connected successfully. However, getting it to link up can be a chore with many devices.
The Whitetail’r Phoneread’r comes with a weather shield that protects the electronics from dirt and debris when you’re out in the field. In addition, the bright color is easy to find if you accidentally drop it. However, it will try to upsell you to their paid app.
This model from BuckStruck Outdoors doesn’t require any special software to work, as it uses the image viewer on your phone. However, there are several free apps available which can improve its performance. The biggest gripe is that you have to view each pic individually.
If you want a reliable viewer that won’t break the bank, this offering from Common Hunter fits the bill nicely. It’s very quick and easy to clear your SD cards when you’re done snooping as well, so you can get set up and ready for next time without a ton of swiping.
The Bestok Card Viewer is a durable little device that can handle the rigors of a hunt or hike. It has great resolution so you don’t have to squint to see what your camera picked up. It works with almost every phone protector as well, so you don’t have to sacrifice safety.
The Trail Cam Tracker is a great option for hunters who want to have a leg up the next time they’re scouting game. You can zoom directly from your phone, and it’s very fast for sorting through a massive amount of photos. The instructions are very thorough as well.
The BoneView 10x Professional Edition is very small, so you won’t feel like you’re lugging a bunch of heavy equipment into the field. The 10x speed lets you quickly scan through your photos, limiting the amount of time you have to spend in inclement weather.