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Bushnell Prime Low Glow Trail Camera Review

- TCP Staff

Model #119932C | Bushnell Prime Low Glow Owners Manual

FAQ's

Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:

In progress

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:In Progress

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

 Pros

  • Excellent battery life in picture mode
  • Easy set up and usability

 Cons

  • 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

We are placing cameras in the field and will post samples when we get them.

 

 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.

Auto 

No Motion

Auto

W/ Motion 

 Fast Motion

No Motion

Fast Motion

W/ Motion 

Long Range

No Motion

Long Range

W/ Motion

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.

Megapixel Ratings:

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

Picture Mode

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

Video Mode

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:     In Progress

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed:    0.35 s.  |  1.3 s.

Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:     1.2 s.  |  2.8 s.

Detection Range & Angle:    n/a @ 29.4° detection angle (37.3° field of view)

This category is under evaluation.

Quality of Design:     82/100

Dimensions:   6" x 4" x 3"

Battery Type:   6 AA (we recommend Lithium)

External Battery Jack:   12-volt

Case Design

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.

Camera Setup

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. 

Durability

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?).

As always, if you have additional questions, feel free to call, email or chat with us. We look forward to helping you find your next trail camera!

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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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Trail Camera Accessories

Here are a few of the accessories we like to use with the Bushnell Prime Low Glow Trail Camera. 

Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 6 Pack | $11.95

 lithium 6 pack batterys

- There is no downside to using lithium batteries. Long battery life, extreme durability, and better night pictures. You will be happy you did.

6 Foot Python Cable Lock

- Use this with the security case, or just the camera itself.  The Bushnell Prime Low Glow is compatible with the masterlock python cable.

Extra SD Cards

sd cards

- SD cards store your pictures and videos for easy removal. We give you a free SD card with the Bushnell Prime Low Glow, but most people use two cards. If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.


 

Manufactuer Specifications

  • 24 mpxl (interpolated)
  • 1080 HD Video with Audio
  • 6AA Batteries (not included)
  • 12v External Power plug
  • 1/4 x 20 threaded insert
  • Python lock compatible
  • Programmable
    • Trigger interval
    • Multi-Image Mode (1-5 / Trigger)
    • Video Length/Resolution
    • Adjustable PIR (Auto/Low/Med/High)
  • Date, Time and temperature stamp
  • Temp Range -5°F to 140°F
  • Field Scan Mode
    • 2x Time Lapse w/live trigger
    • Records time lapse sequence and expands camera coverage

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Buy your next trail camera or accessory from us and we will protect your purchase with our 90-day return policy and our exclusive 2-year warranty.

Most manufacturer warranties are only one year. In our opinion, that isn't good enough. Our customers get a two-year warranty, directly from us.

Trailcampro's 2-Year Warranty

If the trail camera you purchase from us goes defective within two years of your purchase, we will quickly replace it.

We strive to make the warranty process as quick and easy as possible. Simply fill out our warranty form.

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We believe you have the right to return any game camera that does not meet your expectations within 90 days.

Our return policy lets you field test products, at no risk to you!

  • Buyer's remorse?Return the camera to us for a full refund (minus shipping).
  • Purchased the wrong camera?We will ship you the right camera.
  • Something wrong with the camera you received?We will replace it at no cost to you.

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