Bog Blood Moon Trail Camera Review
Excellent photos/videos, 20+ months of battery life, and insanely fast detection capabilities make the Bog Blood Moon a top-rated trail camera for 2020. Make sure you like the case design, as the unorthodox design can be polarizing. - TCP Staff
Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:
Mpxl Rating | Video ResolutionSee Breakdown ▼
Battery Life:20+ Months
Resting Power(on) | Daytime Power Consumption | Nighttime Power ConsumptionSee Breakdown ▼
Trigger Speed & Detection:95/100
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed | Detection RangeSee Breakdown ▼
Quality of Design:82/100
Dimensions | Battery Type | External Battery Jack See Breakdown ▼
Bog Blood Moon Trail Camera Review
- Bright, realistic photos and videos
- Outstanding detection circuit
- 20+ months of battery life in picture mode
- Only two months of battery life in video mode
The Bog Blood Moon is a dual lens trail camera, meaning there is a dedicated daytime lens and nighttime lens for maximum picture quality.
Photo resolution: 22 mpxl (interpolated)
Video resolution: 1920 x 1080 w/ audio
Flash Type: Red Glow IR
The Blood Moon dual-lens technology produces outstanding day and night pictures. Without a doubt, these are some of the best game trail camera photos we have seen recently. The daytime colors are realistic and sharp, while night images have great flash range and contrast. The only thing we have seen is a bit of blurring on day images - not severe, just noticeable.
Videos mimic pictures and are impressive all around. We are extremely impressed by the quality of video from the Blood Moon. Play the videos below to see samples.
What if you purchase from us and aren't happy with the image quality?
This is a common question and we have a very simple solution. Call, email, or chat with us and we can take a look at the images and offer suggestions or immediately tell if something is wrong with the camera. If so, we will warranty the camera for you (with the free 2-Year warranty you receive from us) or return the camera for a full refund (within 90 days of purchase). You have control of the process, remember, we work for you.
In the past, many people get confused with the megapixel rating trail camera manufacturers advertise. Companies inflate the mpxl rating to attract eyes to their products. They do this through interpolation, which digitally adds megapixels to a photo without actually improving the picture.
The best way to judge picture quality is to look at actual pictures. You will notice this the most when you zoom in on a full-size image that a camera has taken. The details of the photo will appear hazy or even digitized. This is normal, and to be expected.
Picture & Video Resting Power (on): 0.39 mW
Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 1.24 Ws | 1.66 Ws
Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 23.2 Ws | 61.6 Ws
If this camera were to take 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hours, the Blood Moon would last 20.8 months in the field on a set of 6 AA Lithium Batteries. This is outstanding.
If this camera were to take 15-day and 15-night videos (10-second videos) every 24 hours, it would last 2.1 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries. This is average life, maybe slightly below average.
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.04 s. | 0.7 s.
Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.41 s. | 0.6 s.
Detection Range & Angle: 90 ft. @ 33.4° detection angle (36.7° field of view)
What more could you want from a detection circuit? The Blood moon is insanely fast, in picture and video mode, recovers in under a second, and detects out to 90 ft. with a closely matched detection and field of view. If anything, we wish the detection angle and field of view were closer to the 40° industry standard but even we realize that is a little nitpicky. This is a great detection circuit.
Dimensions: 5.25" x 3.5" x 3.25"
Battery Type: 6 AA (we recommend Lithium)
External Battery Jack: No external plug
Bog cameras do not have a traditional case design and will take some explaining. Whereas most cameras have a latch that opens the camera, much like a book opens, the Blood moon has a button discreetly hidden on the front of the case. When pushed, a tray pops out of the bottom of the camera. This tray holds the batteries (6), sd card slot, and the viewer/setup menu. The obvious advantage is you can eject this, view pictures/change batteries/swap SD cards without modifying the way the camera was mounted or angled. The only disadvantage we have found is the tray doesn't eject that well every time, forcing the user to yank it out hard enough that the mounting angle would be modified in the process. We don't have a strong opinion yet on whether this unorthodox case design is an overall benefit or not.
The Blood Moon does not have an external battery jack but does have a bracket on the back for a Python Cable Lock and a 1/4" x 20 threaded insert for a Slate River Mount.
The Bog Blood Moon game trail camera is remarkably easy to set up and get running. The large viewing screen is easy on the poorest of eyes and the playback option is great for reviewing photos in the field or getting the camera angled properly (after a few walk tests). The Blood Moon does have hybrid mode (video + picture), however, outside of that it doesn't have much in the way of advanced settings.
We don't have a large enough sample size to comment much on the durability. If anything arises, we will update this review immediately.
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FAQ's: Trail Camera
Q: How do I view the pictures?
A: There are a number of ways to do this. Pictures/videos are stored on the SD card you place in the camera. Here are some other methods for viewing images:
- View pictures on your computer. Plug the SD card in a desktop computer or laptop via the built-in SD card reader or use a USB reader if your computer doesn't have one. This method works for most tablets as well. With this method, we recommend having two SD cards per camera so you can swap them in the field.
- Trail Camera Viewers. While more expensive, handheld viewers are useful if you don't have a smartphone or run multiple trail cameras.
Q: Will this trail camera trigger on small animals (birds, rodents, etc.)?
A: Trail cameras detect on a combination of heat and movement, so, yes, small mammals will trigger the camera. However, if you are going after smaller warm-blooded mammals, we recommend getting the camera closer to your target. For best performance, place the camera in an area that would enable picture detection from 3 - 20 ft.
Q: Can animals see the infrared flash on this camera?
A: This is somewhat controversial. Humans can't see the flash as the nanometer spectrum is above what the human eye can detect. It's also much harder for an animal to see, but that could depend on the species of animal as different species see in different light spectrums.
Q: Where can I purchase this camera?
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Trail Camera Accessories
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- There is no downside to using lithium batteries. Long battery life, extreme durability, and better night pictures. You will be happy you did.
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- SD cards store your pictures and videos for easy removal. We give you a free SD card with the Blood Moon, but most people use two cards. If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.
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