Bushnell Trophy Cam 8mp Review

Price

Low-Mid Price

Ease Of Use

Easy enough for beginners.

Power Options

Batteries or solar panel

Picture Quality

Top Notch picture quality

Features

Amazing features for the price

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One of the first trail cameras on the market to offer the wireless capability, this unit from Bushnell is one of the top selling cameras in the market. While the price tag is a bit steep, you will be getting a feature packed camera while maintaining a level of dependability not matched by others.

The main feature that makes this a desirable trail camera is it's wireless capability.  In order for this to work you will need to purchase a data plan with a sim card and luckily Bushnell offers these plans when you purchase the Bushnell Trophy Cam 8mp.

The unit does come with everything you need to get started.  The data plan it comes with gives you unlimited thumbnails for the first 30 days.  They have a few different plans which you can review below.

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Bushnell uses AT&T as their carrier so you need to make sure that you're going to be within their coverage area wherever you will be using your trail camera.

Infrared Flash

This camera boasts 32 infrared no glow LEDs which will emit no flash when taking pictures at night.  The benefit of this is that if you're using your camera for wildlife, they won't get spooked with a bright flash.  If you're using it for security purposes, no one will know a picture was just taken of them.  It definitely has its advantages in this respect.

The detection range is 60 feet which means that any movement that happens within 60 feet of the viewer will trigger an image.  This is pretty much a standard distance in the market and I have found the distance to be pretty reliable.  Less reliable models will list a certain distance but will yield a much less distance before the trigger.

Another point of emphasis is the trigger speed.  The Bushnell Trophy Cam 8mp Standard has a quick trigger speed of 0.6 seconds.  This is actually not that big of a deal as the only time you need a quick trigger speed is if you're wanting to catch fast moving objects.  None the less, a 0.6 seconds trigger speed is definitely one of the fastest in the market so if you do need to capture something moving fast this camera will.

Battery and Power

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Unfortunately this is one of the drawbacks to this otherwise awesome game camera.  You will need 12 AA batteries to power this baby, which is more than the normal camera.  And what's more, you will only get a max of 3 months on these!

Another option for this camera is the use of a solar panel.  Solar panels are great if you are going to leave the camera for a long period of time and in a relatively secluded area so no one steals it.

Moultrie puts out a great solar panel which you can get for a reasonable price.

Picture Quality

This awesome wireless trail camera boasts an 8mp camera which is more than enough to offer crisp high definition images with amazing resolution.  Video also records at 1280x720p in high definition.

You can also set the camera to a lower megapixel like 3 or 5.  You will be able to store more photos and video this way while only sacrificing a slight resolution change.

There is also a 2.4" color LCD display which you can use to view and zoom the images you took in full color.

Bushnell Trophy Cam 8mp HD Standard Review

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