Wosports G500 Pro 65/100

MSRP: $41.99 Manufacturer: Wosports

Review

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Intro

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 Pro
Wosports G500 - Front View
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - Open - Wosports G500 Pro
Wosports G500 - Open
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - Accessories - Wosports G500 Pro
Wosports G500 - Accessories
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - New Box - Wosports G500 Pro
Wosports G500 - New Box
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - Open Box - Wosports G500 Pro
Wosports G500 - Open Box
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - In Field - Wosports G500 Pro
Wosports G500 - In Field
Camera picture: Wosports G500 - Locked - Wosports G500 Pro
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: 10/20

The detection range probably is the weakest point of this model, and the detection range is limited to only about 50 feet.

Speed: 7/10

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

Accuracy: 6/10

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: 7/10

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

Lowlight Images: 6/10

The dawn and dusk images suffer from high-ISO grain and somewhat slow shutter.
Lowlight picture: Mule Deer Buck - Wosports G500 Pro
Mule Deer Buck

Night Images: 7/10

The night images are reasonably sharp, and the infrared illumination provides enough light for close-up shots.
Night picture: Mule Deer Buck - Wosports G500 Pro
Mule Deer Buck
Night picture: Mule Deer Buck #2 - Wosports G500 Pro
Mule Deer Buck #2
Night picture: Bull Elk with Missing Points - Wosports G500 Pro
Bull Elk with Missing Points
Night picture: Bull Elk with Missing Points #2 - Wosports G500 Pro
Bull Elk with Missing Points #2
Night picture: Mountain Lion at Night - Wosports G500 Pro
Mountain Lion at Night
Night picture: Mule Deer Buck - Wosports G500 Pro
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: 65/100

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.

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User Reviews

Oct. 2, 2023, 6:51 p.m.
Bevelacquaj 5/10

I purchased the above camera and am very happy reading your reviews regarding it. Unfortunately I am not computer literate and cannot get it set up. Is there any video you can direct me to to accomplish this?


Oct. 24, 2023, 12:19 a.m.
Anonymous 3/10

Batteries run out daily 24 hours….


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Specs

Official specs from the manufacturer.
Name:
Wosports G500 Pro
Manufacturer:
Wosports
Model:
G500 Pro
Model Year:
2020
Series:
G500 Pro
Flash Type:
Low-Glow IR
Max Pixels:
30
Max Video:
1440p
No. of Sensors:
1
Detection Range:
60 ft
Flash Range:
60 ft
Field of View:
None degrees
Trigger Speed:
0.30 second
Min Delay:
2 seconds
Max Delay:
60 minutes
Max Card Size:
512 GB
Cellular/Mobile:
No
WiFi:
No
Bluetooth:
No
Live View:
No
MSRP:
$41.99
Warranty:
12 months
Country of Origin:
N/A

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.

this camara will not go to my phone with pictures
We recommend using card readers. Remove the card from the camera, insert the card into a card reader, and plug the reader into your phone.

this camara will not send pictures to my phone it looks like its not that kind of camara i recieved it as a gift please respond thanks
Unfortunately, the G500 does not have WiFi or Bluetooth capability. We also do not recommend using wireless transfers as it will drain the batteries.

is there a difference with G500 pro
Apparently, newer PRO models have WiFi connections, but you must download a special app from Wosports. We have two older G500 PRO models, and other than the camo paint, we have not noticed any difference between the regular G500 and the G500 PRO models.

i have put in 2 questions no response

hi thanks for getting back to me about my camara but is there any difference with the G500Pro thats the ones I have will they go to my phone. thanks

Where can I buy the SD card?
You can buy them on Amazon, Best Buy, or Walmart. SanDisk or Samsung 32GB SD cards are relatively inexpensive these days.

What size batteries does this cam use?

Is it best to use lithium batteries in this trail cam or alkaline batteries. FYI for those who have newer laptops and PCs etc. I had to purchase a card reader for $39 at Walmart to view the images on the SD card but they are crystal clear.
We recommend using lithium batteries primarily for critical applications. These situations include extremely cold conditions or locations that are difficult to access, where extended battery life is crucial. However, for regular use or in easily accessible areas where you can change batteries more frequently, standard Energizer or Duracell alkaline batteries should be sufficient. Lithium batteries, due to their higher cost, are best reserved for these more demanding scenarios.


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