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Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam Camcorder

£119.00
8MP 50g 32GB Nov 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Maximum Memory Card Size Release Date
Owner reviews are good
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
125 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camcorder rated this video camera 82% on average. 66 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Bushnell Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 246 expert and user reviews (including 35 verified purchases), Bushnell has good ratings for its camcorders. Bushnell also has good ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders compared to other manufacturers.


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Reasonably Priced

Ten customers who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was good value for money. Mr. R. Chaplin scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon “Great value for money”. Lesley wrote in his review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon four years ago “We think that it is very good for the price of the camera”. Mr K mentioned five years ago “I eventually settled on this model as the best value for money” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Four people wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was expensive. M. Eldridge said “More expensive than a washing machine”. Kirisc wrote on expert review site Amazon “The main cons are that its fairly expensive and not very high image quality despite being high up their range” in their review of this camcorder and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Philip said on expert website Amazon three years ago “It's a little expensive” in his review of this camcorder.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Thirty-two people mentioned that the product was good quality. Mr Rushy wrote “It was a disappointment quality wise instead of the hoped for WOW factor having read all the full HD features” in his Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review but despite that he gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Liz Chant said on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Very pleased with this camera, easy to use robust and good quality of pictures”. M. A. Grigg wrote in their review of this camcorder “Both the daytime colour and night time infra-red produce good quality images in both still” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5.

Easy to Use

Twenty owners concluded that this camcorder was easy to use. Na said in her review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “The cam is easy to use”. M. A. Grigg wrote “Easy to use and great fun! The time” in their Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Two years ago Michael mentioned on expert review site Amazon “I bought this to deter intruders as well as to use for natural history purposes occasionally”.

Eighteen owners thought it was easy to setup. Mrs. M. Cole wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “We bought this to view the wildlife in our garden, have captured birds & rabbits so far ! Fairly easy to set up & use” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Serendipity mentioned “Simple to set up and play back” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Sarby said in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “It was fairly straightforward to set up and the batteries lasted about 3 months” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 1 stars out of 5.

Three owners who purchased this camcorder considered that it was easy to use the menus. K said on expert website Amazon “The menu is simple enough to work though” in their review of this camcorder. Colin wrote “It will take me a while to find the best settings for my purpose” . He also said “The options you have in settings is great” in his review.

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Nice Design

Three people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Mr Vincent a Gray wrote “Pretty good” .

Robust

Four owners who purchased it considered that it was strong and durable. R. Knight wrote “Good robust trap camera” in their review of this camcorder. Barry Gadsden mentioned “The Trophycam case is a better and more rugged design than the NatureCam.” in his review of this camcorder. A. Warrillow wrote “Since this is a rugged though basic model you need to view the images through another download external viewing source.”.

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Regiments Ratings wrote on expert review site Amazon “Solid casing, good quality images”. Amazon Customer said on expert review site Amazon “Well made with good quality results from both stills”.

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. K said “Seems reliable so far”. D. C. Heath wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon “Works well and reliably”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers agreed that the product had good features. M. Eldridge mentioned in their Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review on expert website Amazon “The HD video is of high quality and the machine has an impressive array of additional features”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Four owners who purchased the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam considered that it had good technical guidance. Mr. R. Chaplin wrote in their review of this camcorder “Good instructions” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Nogbird mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The instructions are excellent”. Miss J M Dytor said in her review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon “Instructions really easy to follow too”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. A. Warrillow wrote five years ago “At least you are using less battery power than using an internal viewer screen” in their review of this camcorder. Double S mentioned “After a few days the IR stops working due to low battery although still fine for daytime recordings” in their Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Bushnell released the 8MP Trophy Cam in November 2012.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The 8MP Trophy Cam does not support HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type do support HDMI.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also support HDMI which you might want to consider including the Contour Design Contour+ which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was compact. R H wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon “Plus points are - compact size, takes AA batteries”. K said on expert website Amazon “Not quite the same quality of pictures you might expect from an 8MP compact camera.” in their review of this camcorder.

Light

Across all the video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder the weights range from 50g to 2.8kg. The 8MP Trophy Cam is very light (only 50 grams) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the easypix Challenge Action (76g) which is also cheaper.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The 8MP Trophy Cam is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this video camera and we think the easypix Challenge Action which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to consider the HDR-CX220 (£129.99), or the HDR-CX240 both from Sony.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 1.5" to 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At only 2.4 inches, the 8MP Trophy Cam has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX240 (2.7").

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Battery

Very Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera range from 1.1h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 310h. When compared to other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera that we have assessed, the battery life (max) of the 8MP Trophy Cam of 8,640 hours is one of the longest.

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Quite Short Video Recording Time

The 8MP Trophy Cam has one of the shorter video recording times (only 0.016 hours) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average video recording time of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 1.3h.

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Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam has a relatively average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other 32GB maximum memory card size camcorders and we think a cheaper camcorder such as the easypix Challenge Action or you might consider a higher scoring camcorder such as the Contour Design Contour+ are also worth considering.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the 8MP Trophy Cam does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The 8MP Trophy Cam does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The 8MP Trophy Cam has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Image Sensor

8 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 8 megapixels sensor camcorder.

Video cameras with a bigger total megapixels that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-CX240 (9.2MP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bushnell 784407c, bushnell 51521m, 119599c2
Barcodes 00029757194718

Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam Review Sources

To prepare this Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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