Wosports G500 56/100

Manufacturer: Wosports

Review

Wosports G500 Trail Camera is dirt cheap and perhaps, one of the best values on today's market. The camera is capable of 30MP photos and 1440P HD videos. While the ultra-wide 120° lens is a good option for tight spaces, the distortion is significant. The battery life is also excellent, and one of our Wosports G500 cameras took almost 14,000 pictures on one set of batteries.
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - Front View - Wosports G500
Wosports G500 - Front View
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - Open - Wosports G500
Wosports G500 - Open
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - Accessories - Wosports G500
Wosports G500 - Accessories
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - New Box - Wosports G500
Wosports G500 - New Box
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - Open Box - Wosports G500
Wosports G500 - Open Box
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - In Field - Wosports G500
Wosports G500 - In Field
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - Locked - Wosports G500
Wosports G500 - Locked

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • Excellent Battery Life

Cons

  • Substantial Image Distortion
  • Limited Detection Range
  • Slow Video Trigger
  • Thin Strap

Camera Ratings


Detection Range: 7/20

The detection range probably is the weakest point of this model, and the detection range is limited to only about 35 feet.


Speed: 6/10

The photo trigger is acceptable for a camera at this price, but the video trigger is somewhat slow.


Accuracy: 5/10

We recommend using the low sensitivity setting option as the camera is inclined to false triggers.


Battery Life: 8/10

In photo mode, the batties will last for a very long time. However, in video mode, the battery life is just average.


Daylight Images: 6/10

The daytime images are hit-or-miss. Some are excellent, and others are grainy and out of focus for no apparent reason. We have also seen substantial picture quality differences between the units we have in the field.

Day picture: Two Mule Deer Bucks - Wosports G500
Two Mule Deer Bucks
Day picture: Cougar with 3 kittens - Wosports G500
Cougar with 3 kittens
Day picture: 11 Mule Deer Does - Wosports G500
11 Mule Deer Does
Day picture: 5 Mule Deer Does - Wosports G500
5 Mule Deer Does
Day picture: Young Black Bear - Wosports G500
Young Black Bear
Day picture: Mountain Lion - Wosports G500
Mountain Lion

Lowlight Images: 4/10

The dawn and dusk images suffer from high-ISO grain and somewhat slow shutter.

Lowlight picture: Mule Deer Buck - Wosports G500
Mule Deer Buck

Night Images: 6/10

The night images are reasonably sharp, and the infrared illumination provides enough light for close-up shots.

Night picture: Mule Deer Buck - Wosports G500
Mule Deer Buck
Night picture: Mule Deer Buck #2 - Wosports G500
Mule Deer Buck #2
Night picture: Bull Elk with Missing Points - Wosports G500
Bull Elk with Missing Points
Night picture: Bull Elk with Missing Points #2 - Wosports G500
Bull Elk with Missing Points #2
Night picture: Mountain Lion at Night - Wosports G500
Mountain Lion at Night
Night picture: Mule Deer Buck - Wosports G500
Mule Deer Buck

Design: 14/20

Overall, the design and features of this camera are pretty good. The camera provides plenty of settings and is easy to set up. The buttons would benefit from better labeling as the button labels are almost invisible and hard to see in low light. The G500 can be secured to a tree with a python cable lock. It also provides the option to use a small padlock to secure the door. The included strap is the thinnest we have seen, and we always replace it with more secure straps from other manufacturers.


Verdict: 56/100

The weak detection range and image distortion are the main reasons why we would not recommend the G500 cam for most typical applications. However, we almost exclusively pick the Woosports G500 when we need an ultra-wide camera for close-up shots and tight spaces. At this price range, the Woosports G500 is an exceptional value.

Specs

Official specs from the manufacturer.
Name
Wosports G500
Manufacturer
Wosports
Model
G500
Series
G500
Flash Type
Low-Glow IR
Max Pixels
30
Max Video
1440p
No. of Sensors
1
Detection Range
60 ft
Flash Range
60 ft
Trigger Speed
0.30 second
Min Delay
2 seconds
Max Delay
60 minutes
Max Card Size
512 GB
Wireless
No
Wifi
No
MSRP
$41.99
Warranty
12 months

Questions & Answers

What software is needed to load images onto the computer? I have Windows Photo Viewer and the images take forever to load. Same setup for my Moultrie cameras and no problem at all loading photos as fast as I click on them.
The best way to transfer pictures from the camera to your computer is by using a USB card reader. Remove the card from the camera, insert the card into a card reader, then plug the card reader into your comuter.

Having a hard time connecting to WiFi with this camera. Any solutions?

Having a hard time connecting to WiFi with this camera. Any solutions?
The Wosports G500 model does not have WiFi capabilities. You will have to remove the memory card and use a card reader to access the images.