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Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam Camcorder

8MP 32GB 2.4" Nov 2012
Total Megapixels Maximum Memory Card Size Display Diagonal Built-In Display Release Date
Leading again in 2012. As the industry strains to match its incredible one-year battery life and quick trigger speed, our Trophy Cam continues to run away with the game.This year, with a... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, 8MP Trophy Cam owners rated this camcorder 82 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people who bought it wrote that it was good value for money. Andy Coventry mentioned “A great cam for the price with good night time recording” . Dave said in his review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam “Not worth the money, Very poor quality pictures/video” although he only scored the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam 1 stars. Two years ago Dave a said on Amazon “Good value”.

One Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Rich said on Amazon “Fixed by taping one lens from a cheap pair of reading spectacles over the lens2/”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-two people thought it was good quality. A Reviewer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Easy to use and good quality” in their review and rated it 5 stars. A. Warrillow wrote “Picture quality is very good ( set @ 5mpix ) during the day.”. Allan Bickers said in his review on Amazon “I would recommend anyone wishing to use the top quality video setting to get a high speed SD card - I use Class 10 80MB/s Samsung cards without any problems” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Robust

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam was strong and durable. A. Warrillow wrote on Amazon five years ago “Since this is a rugged though basic model you need to view the images through another download external viewing source.” in their review but despite that they scored the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam 3 stars. Liz Chant mentioned “Very pleased with this camera, easy to use robust and good quality of pictures” in her review. R. Knight said two years ago “Good robust trap camera” .

Several customers concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Well made with good quality results from both stills” in their Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was reliable. D. C. Heath said on Amazon “Works well and reliably” in their review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam. K said in their Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review “Seems reliable so far”.

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Easy to Use

Twenty Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam owners who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it was easy to use. Allan Bickers said in his review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam “The improved control over the number of LEDs which are triggered result in much improved video with far less 'bleaching out' due to over-lighting of close subjects” and rated the product 4 stars. Allan Bickers also said “The over-centre closing clamp is also much better to use in the field.”. Amazon Customer said “So very simple to use” in their review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam and rated the product 5 stars.

A number of Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam owners agreed that the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam was easy to setup. Alison Mottram wrote in her review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam four years ago “Easy to set up”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “After a bit of practice with setting up he's got some great images”. Jill Haynes mentioned “Simple to set up and really good images” in her review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam.

A few customers who purchased the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam considered that it was easy to use the menus. Colin scored it very highly and he mentioned in his review of this camcorder “It will take me a while to find the best settings for my purpose”. Colin also mentioned “The options you have in settings is great”. K scored this camcorder 4 stars and said on Amazon “The menu is simple enough to work though”.

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Good Support

A few customers said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Miss J M Dytor scored it 5 stars and she wrote “Instructions really easy to follow too”. Mr. R. Chaplin mentioned in their review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam four years ago “Good instructions” . Nogbird wrote on Amazon in the same month “The instructions are excellent” in their review of this camcorder.

Nice Design

Some Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam owners who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Mr Vincent a Gray mentioned “Pretty good”. One Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Barry Gadsden said on Amazon two years ago “The Trophycam case is a better and more rugged design than the NatureCam.”.

One Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam owner who reviewed it said that it had a good case. Regiments Ratings wrote on Amazon “Solid casing, good quality images” in their review of this camcorder.

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Good Brand

On average Bushnell medium total megapixels video cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all video cameras built by Bushnell.

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Good Size

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. K mentioned in their review on Amazon “Not quite the same quality of pictures you might expect from an 8MP compact camera.”. R H scored this camcorder 5 stars and said “Plus points are - compact size, takes AA batteries”.

One Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was tight. Brian C wrote “The unit was reasonably water tight again”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers said in their reviews that this camcorder had good features. M. Eldridge mentioned “The machine has an impressive array of additional features” in their review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam. Two years ago Mr Rushy he mentioned on Amazon “It was a disappointment quality wise instead of the hoped for WOW factor having read all the full HD features” in his review of this camcorder.

Good Battery Life

Several Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Five years ago A. Warrillow mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “At least you are using less battery power than using an internal viewer screen”. Double S rated the product 4 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “After a few days the IR stops working due to low battery although still fine for daytime recordings” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens.

Very Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8MP Trophy Cam is 430h, and the battery life (max)s range from 1.1h to 8,700h. With a battery life (max) of 8,640 hours, the 8MP Trophy Cam has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Display

The 8MP Trophy Cam has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_3766507_price] which is cheaper; or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price], or the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] which has better reviews.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on video cameras of this spec and age.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam reviewer who reviewed it thought it was not noisy. Pete said “This bloke really is very noisy and it was hilarious to watch his behaviour”.

Does Not Have an HDMI

The 8MP Trophy Cam does not have an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 8MP Trophy Cam do have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price], or the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] or the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_3766507_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 8MP Trophy Cam have an image stabilizer, however the 8MP Trophy Cam does not have an image stabilizer.

Other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price], or the JVC GZ-VX715[plb_1286960_price]; or the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_3766507_price].

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam is not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price], or the JVC GZ-VX715[plb_1286960_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The 8MP Trophy Cam does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the 8MP Trophy Cam also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.4 inches, the 8MP Trophy Cam has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the 8MP Trophy Cam. Medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 8MP Trophy Cam have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_3766507_price] (2.7" and cheaper) or the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] (2.7" and higher rated), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Short Video Recording Time

Camcorders of this age and spec have video recording times of between 0.016h and 94h, and the average video recording time is 10h. When compared to other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the 8MP Trophy Cam's video recording time of only 0.016 hours is one of the shortest.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 8MP Trophy Cam, the 8MP Trophy Cam is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the 8MP Trophy Cam do not have a night mode. The 8MP Trophy Cam is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a comparable type and age to the 8MP Trophy Cam do not have a built-in projector. The 8MP Trophy Cam is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the 8MP Trophy Cam are also not waterproof.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the 8MP Trophy Cam has a fairly average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
S-Video Out
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Type

User Reviews

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(Verified Purchase)

Great piece of kit - got night vision pics the first night we used it. Needs a little care when opening as the batteries aren't held in that securely, and any config settings you've made (date,... Read more…

Reviewed 20 March 2016 by Steven metcalfe
(Verified Purchase)

Gift...

Reviewed 20 January 2016 by Linsey
(Verified Purchase)

Works great, just afraid to leave it out in case it gets found!

Reviewed 13 January 2016 by D. C. Heath
(Verified Purchase)

Works well and reliably. Like the timed facility in addition to the PIR triggered exposure.

Reviewed 4 January 2016 by Miss J M Dytor | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Great. Have some great images night and day already. Ready to go. Instructions really easy to follow too.

Reviewed 30 December 2015 by C. Weemes
(Verified Purchase)

Obviously a design fault means the camera's IR LED's fail to activate at night so that pictures are all totally black. Purchases of brand new Duracell batteries, at significant cost, do not... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

So far can't fault it...

(Verified Purchase)

Very disappointed with this item - bought is as a previous camera stopped working - the quality on this was awful - no where as good as my previous one - returned for a refund - which was given... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2015 by Michael
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this to deter intruders as well as to use for natural history purposes occasionally. Gives a decent image quality in day & as good as one might reasonably expect at night. It turns out my... Read more…

Reviewed 17 October 2015 by Liz Chant
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with this camera, easy to use robust and good quality of pictures. Fun to see what is about in the woods, plenty of Deer, Badgers etc. Would recommend.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 119599c2, bushnell 784407, bushnell 51519m, bushnell 51521m, bushnell 784407c, bushnell bsh119676, bushnell bsh119676c
Barcodes 00029757121042, 00029757194718, 00029757196767, 00029757196781, 00066510898681, 00777786216016, 00843009071790

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