Best Trail Camera Batteries
Depending on the camera and the weather, a good set of batteries should last in your camera at least one to two months. I have always used Rayovac batteries. Yes, they are the cheaper ones, but I feel they are the best for trail camera use. Instead of being made for the high usage products like most electronics, they have a lower level of energy use. This makes them great when your camera is on 24/7 but only taking pictures certain times of the day. To me, these batteries have been strong and dependable. They just work!
As for the size of batteries you should look for when buying a trail camera, it depends on the weather conditions. I have found larger “C” and “D” batteries perform better in colder conditions. While smaller “AA” batteries can last months and months in mild to warm weather conditions. Cameras that take “C” and “D” batteries usally hold four batteries at a time. While the cameras with “AA” can take up to eight batteries, most will run off just four at a time. Trail cameras taking “D” batteries are much bigger in overall size, and I like the smaller trail cameras as the “AA” cameras will usually fit in the palm of your hand and are easy to blend in.
In conclusion, I always use Rayovac batteries in my trail cameras, and NO sponsorship here, they just work! When the temps start to fall below zero and stay that way all night, I will try to pull all of my trail cameras with “AA” batteries. I then go and put the “C” and “D” cameras out in the better spots, knowing that they can take the cold. Hope this helps some, and good luck!