- This feature allows your mobile device to connect to the ShotKam
- Easily select your Settings by following our step-by-step instructions
- The Wi-Fi enables shots to be viewed in the field
What is more frustrating than when you miss a bird and don't know why? We believe that shooting is a sport that requires extreme alignment between mind and body. The biggest culprit for unchanging scores is a false perception of why you missed. For years, no technology could help you overcome these obstacles... until ShotKam. ShotKam captures the reality of the shot to give the objective feedback you need in order to make an adjustment. As shooters ourselves, we know what it takes to get to the next level. The way we challenge the game is by making a tool that is simple-to-use, beautifully designed, and worth it’s weight in gold.
When shooting trap, skeet, or sporting clays, the ShotKam enables you to correct your swing. For the casual shooter, this means more fun on the range, and for the competitive shooter, the ShotKam can bring you class-winning scores.
The ShotKam is an invaluable tool when hunting with a shotgun or bow. It allows you to watch your pellets or arrow travel towards your prey frame-by-frame. This gives you the insights needed to make key adjustments, which can mean more meat in your cooler. What's more, you can end your day at home re-living the excitement of the hunt with your friends.
5 ½ oz
1 ¼ inches in diameter
4 ½ inches in length
32GB Micro SD card is included (enough for 1,000 clay videos).
Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to connect the ShotKam to any iPad / Tablet / Smartphone while in the field. No other Wi-Fi source needed.
Fully waterproof when rear cap is on to protect the USB port.
720p HD video recording at 120 fps. The ShotKam has an accelerometer which registers forces to tell it when to record. When the action of the gun is closed, the ShotKam starts to record a video (through a memory buffer). Once the ShotKam feels like recoil of the gun, then it saves the video from the memory buffer onto the SD card (memory card).
Comes with a 12G bracket, but we also have 20G, 28G, .410, or 12G side-by-side brackets available.
Housing material and mounting brackets are aircraft-grade aluminum.
Target Settings (Adjustable):
For Flying Birds:
For Ground Game:
For Paper Targets:
Recording Time (Adjustable):
“SHORT” recording time = HALF of the normal recording time
“NORMAL” recording time:
Clays = 2 seconds pre-shot, 1 seconds post-shot
Flying Birds = 3 seconds pre-shot, 3 seconds post-shot
Ground Game = 18 seconds pre-shot, 20 seconds post-shot
Paper Targets = 2 seconds pre-shot, 1 seconds post-shot
“LONG” recording time = TWICE the normal recording time
The ShotKam has an internal battery which is rechargeable via the USB port. This battery cannot be accessed directly. The life-expectancy is 3 years and a battery replacement costs $40.
Battery Life in Normal Shooting Mode (not Wi-Fi):
Clay Shooting: 5 - 6 hours
Hunting: 4 - 5 hours (produces longer videos)
Battery Life in Wi-Fi Mode:
Typically 1 hour.
NOTE: The Wi-Fi mode is for adjusting the ShotKam's settings and for “in the field” shot-analysis of problematic targets.
Charge the ShotKam using the USB cable (provided) to a computer. A solid red LED indicated a full charge (takes about 2 hours).
Class II laser device. The laser is designed as a training tool to aid shooters with their mounting technique while indoors (with an unloaded gun). Please see our Laser Tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
NOTE: The laser is NOT the reticle (red dot in the videos)
Can the ShotKam be shipped internationally?
Yes, we ship internationally using FedEx International Priority. We do not have distributors outside the USA. The international shipping cost does NOT include import fees. The ShotKam (digital video camera) falls under the Harmonized Tariff code: 852 580.1990.
How do I start a recording?
The ShotKam has an accelerometer which registers forces to tell it when to record. When the action of the gun is closed, the ShotKam starts to record a video (through a memory buffer). Once the ShotKam feels the recoil of the gun, it then saves the video from the memory buffer onto the SD card (memory card). It only saves the critical time before, during, and after the shot.
Can the ShotKam be mounted to a rifle?
Yes. Below are the suggested brackets for each rifle:
- The 12G bracket (included with purchase) is used on large caliber African guns (416, 458, etc).
- The 20G bracket is used for 30 caliber rifles (270, 30-06, 7mm, etc).
- The 28G bracket is for 243 sized rifles
- The .410 bracket is for 223 sized rifles
Is it waterproof?
Yes, the ShotKam is 100% weatherproof when the rear cap is on to cover the USB port.
Will the brackets damage my shotgun barrel?
No. There are soft rubber pads which prevent any metal to metal contact.
Can the pellets be seen?
Yes, the pellets can be seen when shooting against a blue sky. To view the ShotKam video frame-by-frame, watch the shot within VLC Media Player, then press "e" on the keyboard to advance frames, or use the space-bar to play/pause the video. While it is interesting to see the shot string, the primary feedback to rely on is the reticle.
Does the ShotKam lens magnify the field of view?
Yes, the ShotKam has a magnification "equivalent" to 4x.
Does the 5 1/2 ounce weight include the ShotKam and attachment brackets?
Does the ShotKam require batteries?
No. The ShotKam has an internal battery which is recharged via the USB port. This battery cannot be accessed directly. Lithium ion batteries last 2 - 4 years (depending on use) and a battery replacement is $40.
Is this an action camera?
No. This is an accelerometer-controlled aiming system (ACAS) video camera. It was developed by an engineer with expertise in military laser-targeting systems, and is designed for high shock and vibration environments. The ShotKam has a patent pending recoil absorption system which is combined with an accelerometer. This allows the ShotKam to buffer and only record-to-memory the few seconds before, during, and after the discharge of bows or firearms. It records video in HD 1280p x 720p and 120 frames per second.
Is the laser the same thing as the reticle (red dot in the videos)?
No, they are completely unrelated. The laser is simply a beam of light that comes out of the ShotKam and is available so that you can practice your mount at home.
NOTE: The laser is typically 3-6 inches below the gun’s point of aim and cannot be adjusted.
Does the ShotKam have Wi-Fi?
Yes, it has built-in Wi-Fi which enables the shooter to connect directly to the ShotKam while in the field. No other Wi-Fi is needed to download the ShotKam shots directly to a smartphone / iPad/ tablet.
What is the ShotKamPro App?
The ShotKamPro app is to change the ShotKam's settings and is available for both iOS and Android devices. It can be downloaded from the App or Play Store and is free. The app can only open when connected to the ShotKam's built-in Wi-Fi.
How are the settings changed?
Turn the ShotKam into Wi-Fi Mode (hold power button 3 + seconds until both LEDs are on.)
Open the Settings icon on your Smartphone, iPad, or Tablet.
Go to Connections > Wi-Fi > SHOTKAM.
Once connected, go back to the phone's home screen and open the ShotKamPro App.
Press on the Setting icon and change the settings. Go back to the screen where you can see what the ShotKam sees and check that the settings in the top right corner are correct.
Exit the App and turn OFF the ShotKam.
Does the camera signal that a shot has been saved?
Yes, a solid green LED will light up once the action is closed (video is recording through a memory buffer), then a blue LED will flash after the recoil to signal that the shot has been saved.
Target Setting Specifications: