Pros: This line of cameras is weatherproof, waterproof, designed to withstand extreme high and low temperatures, and can be easily found online at a great price for the value. They are the most advanced line of trails cams in the industry. All cams are covered by Bushnell’s 100% bulletproof warranty.
Cons: Apparently the carrying case buckle and strap are useless. The price is easily double that of the nearest compeition.
General Thoughts of the Bushnell Trophy Cam
Bushnell is an American company that has been producing some of the best long range scope for over the last 60 years.
Their constant improvement based upon ever changing new technology and research has made them the top forerunner in the industry.
When it comes right down to it, however, their loyal customers remain loyal customers because of the company’s great warranties and customer service. They want you to enjoy their products and are not satisfied until you are.
Bushnell makes a wide variety of trail cameras, but this review will concentrate on their line of 8 megapixel cams.
The base model, the Bushell 8MP Standard Edition, offers you high image quality time- lapse photography options, adjustable time delay settings in a super wide range (all the way down to 1 second and up to 60 minutes!), image burst mode (capturing 1-3 images per shutter click), and HD video capability, allowing up to 60 seconds of video.
There are all kinds of technological options available, including the capability to update the camera’s software via internet downloads. To learn about these, click here.
Easily the most awesome feature, included in all trophy cam models, highly sought by the majority of people looking for a good trail camera, is that is it weatherproof and waterproof!
It is rated for major temperature extremes, so you can leave it out in severe weather, and it has a one-year battery life.
These features alone put this camera head and shoulders above the rest, but… you are going to pay for higher quality.
This particular model is listed at a suggested retail price of $259, which is just over double the price for similar, lesser quality cameras, but sales prices online (Amazon.com in particular) currently have it at $129, a great deal indeed.
Another feature included in all trophy cam models, is photo tagging capability. The camera records the moon phase, date, time, temperature and even the GPS location, and tags each photo with this information.
The deer haven’t got a chance! And they won’t be able to hire a hit-man to steal or destroy this camera, because it features super-reinforced cable-lock channels (lock not included) to keep it fastened to whatever you fasten it to.
The deer won’t even know it’s there anyway, as it possesses a black light LED system that produces no flash during night time photography, and it is super-silent.
There are many colors to choose from, matte black, gray/birch camo, green and black camo, and more, so you can be sure your camera will be invisible to almost everyone.
In addition to the features mentioned above, the wireless version offers the amazing technology inspired by cell phones.
You get a pre-paid data plan from Bushnell, and, so long as you have coverage in your area, you can have images texted directly to your phone (or other device) from the trail cam.
This would be awesome for really remote hunting areas that you might not care to hike to more than once or twice a year, but really want to keep up on the movements of your wildlife population. This model will set you back at least $300, unless you can find a great sale somewhere.
The Trophy Cam HD Max offers super-high definition video and image quality, and likewise will cost you around $300 or less.
So lets recap: Bushnell 8 mp trophy cams are industry-leading, high-quality trail cameras that have a lot to offer you for the price. They outdo the competition simply by being weatherproof, but really leave them behind with their 100% bulletproof warranty, high-definition image and video quality, and their use of technology. Happy shooting… pictures, that is.