Released in 2009, Bushnell Trophy Cam Trail camera sold out at many retailers because of its compact size, long battery life, good quality photos or video, and a reasonable retail price.
However, one standard feature that works wonders in the woods is Bushnell’s generous trigger interval setting. This feature gives you the freedom to set the trigger timing from 1 second up to 60 minutes with 1-3 images per triggered event. Many other cameras on the market today restrict you to a 30-second delay between images.
I set up the Trophy Cam to photograph every 12 seconds once an animal activated the camera. This feature allowed me to catch a 5-minute buck fight in northern Wisconsin. Having 25 images of this buck fight made me feel like I was there! It also proved that I had chosen an excellent treestand location.
New for 2010, innovative technology has greatly increased battery life of the Trophy Cam (although it was already pretty good …). Under normal use, this new camera will continue to take photos for up to one full year on the same set of Lithium AA batteries. Also, the camera can now accept up to 16GB SD memory card that can store over 10,000 images when the camera is set on 3 Mega Pixels. With 360 days of power and 10K of storage, my Trophy Cam is always set up in the most remote, hard-to-check areas of my hunting property.
Other improvements for 2010 include the infrared night-vision LEDs were increased to 32; new resolution setting options are now 3MP, 5MP or 8MP; maximum video resolution of 720x480; a cable-lock adaptor has been added; the web belt is more easily adjustable; and a ¼-20 socket as been installed for mounting a tripod or other devices. Three models are available: a standard model, a model with a built in color viewer, and the new Bone Collector in Realtree AP camo. Learn more at: www.bushnell.com.