Bushnell Prime Low Glow Trail Camera Review
- TCP Staff
Model #119932C | Bushnell Prime Low Glow Owners Manual
Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:
Picture Quality:In Progress
Mpxl Rating | Video Resolution
Battery Life:20.5 Months
Resting Power(on) | Daytime Power Consumption | Nighttime Power Consumption
Trigger Speed & Detection:89/100
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed | Detection Range
Quality of Design:82/100
Dimensions | Battery Type | External Battery Jack
Bushnell Prime Low Glow Trail Camera Review
- Excellent battery life in picture mode
- Easy set up and usability
- No internal picture viewer
Picture Quality: in progress
Photo resolution: 24 mpxl (interpolated)
Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (15 fps)
Flash Type: Red Glow IR
Night IR Blur Test
The equipment for the test consists of a target moving along a track from left to right at a constant speed controlled by a stepper motor and a sensor to trigger the capture of a picture near the center of the field of view of a trail camera.
The target is moving at 1.25 feet per second and is 10 feet from the camera at the center of field of view. The test is conducted in a dark room. Two pictures are taken, one with the target not moving and one with the target in motion. A visual comparison can now be made of the two pictures. All settings that affect the quality of night photos will be tested.
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.
Battery Life: 90/100
Picture & Video Resting Power (on): 0.73 mW
Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 0.9 Ws | 1.8 Ws
Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 14.3 Ws | 68.3 Ws
If this Bushnell Prime low glow trail camera were to take 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hours, this camera would last 20.5 months in the field on a set of 6 AA Lithium Batteries. This is great battery life
If this camera were to take 15-day and 15-night videos (10-second videos) every 24 hours, it would last 2.5 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.
Detection Circuit: 89/100
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.35 s. | 1.3 s.
Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 1.2 s. | 2.8 s.
Detection Range & Angle: 90 ft. @ 29.4° detection angle (37.3° field of view)
Picture detection is pretty good but video detection is a touch slow (not terribly, though). The detection range is very impressive but the detection angle + field of view are narrower than your average trail camera. Overall, this is a solid but unspectacular trail camera detection circuit.
Quality of Design: 82/100
Dimensions: 6" x 4" x 3"
Battery Type: 6 AA (we recommend Lithium)
External Battery Jack: 12-volt
The case design of the Bushnell Prime is straight-forward and simple. The latch is easy to open and close. There is a bracket on the back for the Python Cable Lock and a threaded insert for a Slate River Mount on the bottom. The battery tray pops out after hitting an eject button. It holds 6 AA batteries and they load easily.
This camera does have an LCD screen for simple settings, there is not an internal viewer for reviewing photos/videos. Overall, case design is simple and traditional. No real issues seen here.
Folks familiar with the set up of cameras 10-15 years ago will feel right at home with the menu on the Prime. The setting options all seem to be pretty standard and there are more options than the cheaper Prime L20.
We will monitor the durability on the Prime review accordingly.
Keep in mind, our 2-year warranty program is your free insurance program in case something goes wrong with a camera you purchase from us. This warranty protects you from any manufacturing defect the camera might experience for two years.
Since 2005, our mission has to been to provide consumers with unbeatable value, advice you can trust, and customer service that exceeds expectations. There are plenty of places you can choose to do business with, if we are lucky enough to earn your support, we promise to give you our undivided attention. Trailcampro has grown each year not only by relying on your happiness but on the assumption that if we blow you away with customer service, you will brag about us to your friends (have you seen our referral/reward program?).
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FAQ's: Trail Camera
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?
A: From us! We hope to woo you with our incredible charm, two-year warranty, 90-day returns, free continental U.S. shipping, and technical expertise. If that isn't enough, we give you a 16 Gig SD card with this camera and you can call and talk our ear off anytime.
Seriously, though, we know you have plenty of options of where to spend your hard-earned money. The internet can be the wild, wild, west of too-good-to-be-true deals. If you choose to do business with us, we will go out of our way to make sure you are happy with the camera you select and the service we provide you.
We are passionate about testing and reviewing trail cameras, but most importantly, we are passionate about treating our customers the right way. We do things differently from what you have come to expect from other internet retailers and we hope you give us the opportunity to prove that to you.
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