Custom Trail Cameras

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

What Kalon says about it:

In recent years, I've begun experimenting with custom-built trail cameras to capture higher quality, more artistic images. I chose this camera body for its ability to capture high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills, as well as 4K video.  Jeff Dale at TRLcam.com (whom I would highly recommend to any trail camera enthusiast) customized this camera into an automated, motion-triggered camera trap for me. You can see some of my images from this camera here.

What B&H  Photo Video says about it:

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a true hybrid camera designed for both professional photo and video use. It features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, capable of capturing high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills, as well as UHD 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p and cinematic DCI 4K 4096×2160 video at 24p. Like its predecessor, the GH4 features a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, while offering increased resolution on both the OLED monitor and electronic viewfinder. It also features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC technology, in-camera creative controls, and a high-speed 49-point autofocus in both photo and video mode.

(From www.bhphotovideo.com)

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4ASPH

What Kalon says about it:

This is the lens I use with my Panasonic LUMIX GH4 custom camera trap. This lens allows me to capture vivid images of wildlife in their natural environments. I specifically purchased this wide-angle lens (14-28mm – 14-28mm equivalent) for use in a camera trap because of its hyperfocal range, which allows for maximum depth of field.  In other words, the wide-angle view working in conjunction with the hyperfocal distance allows me to compose scenes where the subject animal can be positioned close to the camera and remain in sharp focus while keeping objects at infinity acceptably sharp. This lens provides clear image resolution throughout the range of F-stops with minimal to no distortion at the edges. The downside of this lens is that its shape does not allow standard screw-on filters, but this can be remedied by designing a camera trap that uses a clear 77mm filter at the end of the snorkel, or camera trap housing, where screw-on filters can be attached.

What B&H Photo Video says about it:

Spanning a useful range of wide-angle focal lengths, the Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 ASPH. from Panasonic is a versatile wide zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras, and offers a 14-28mm equivalent focal length. Well-suited for landscape, nature, and architectural applications, the wide field of view is complemented by a constant f/4 maximum aperture for consistent illumination throughout the zoom range. The optical design makes use of low dispersion and aspherical glass elements to control a variety of aberrations and color fringing for notable sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy, and individual elements are also multi-coated to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast. Additionally, the lens features a built-in petal-shaped lens hood to guard the front element from stray light to further reduce flaring and surface reflections.   

(From www.bhphotovideo.com)