You will see this camera listed as both Aggressor Low Glow and Aggressor Red Glow. We prefer "Red Glow" just for consistency. Just know, the Bushnell Aggressor Red Glow and the Bushnell Aggressor Low Glow are the same camera.
Picture & Video Quality
Photo resolution: 14, 8 or 3 mpxl |Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080 w/ audio |Flash Type: Red Glow Infrared
Day pictures have clarity, excellent color, and good depth. The Aggressor will take dark day picture if placed in heavy shade. Also, we have always noticed Bushnell cameras have a tendency to overexpose in bright sunlight.
Overall, day pictures are outstanding and we have very few complaints.
We have been very happy with the red glow infrared night pictures this camera takes. The pictures have plenty of flash range, solid clarity and only a slight tendency to overexpose.
If you want to maximize your night pictures, have the horizon about midway up the picture. Don't point the camera into the ground or an area when objects are close to the camera and bounce light back (creating the overexposure).
When this camera takes a picture or video at night, the infrared LEDs will glow red. For pictures, this will be over in less than a second, for videos the glow will stay on while the videos are recording.
We consider videos to be another strong suit of the Bushnell Aggressor HD. The higher resolution video is a big plus for trail camera video lovers. The color is bright, the contrast is strong and the camera records seamlessly.
If you are using a Mac computer, you will need to download a DVIX player to make the videos compatible with your Mac. This can be found online, for free.
Megapixel Ratings: Many people believe the mpxl rating manufacturers advertise are an indication of picture quality. They aren't. In fact, they aren't really true. Companies inflate the megapixel rating of their cameras with "interpolation," this digitally adds megapixels. For instance, this camera is rated at 14 megapixels, but this is not a 14 mpxl camera. They interpolate the photos up to 14, from a camera that is way lower in actual megapixels. Most cameras are actually somewhere between 2 and 5 megapixels.
Every company employs this tactic because the average consumer has been tricked to think more mpxls = better pictures. Don't be fooled. Make your next buying decision based on real photos - not marketing gimmicks.
Resting Power (on): 1.32 mW | Daytime Power Consumption: 3.83 Ws| Nighttime Power Consumption: 4.87 Ws
The resting power is exceptional and the day/night consumption is very good. This camera is very efficient and capable of long battery life.
This camera operates on 8 AA batteries. It is capable of using alkaline, NiMH and lithium batteries. Our preference is lithium batteries, they will last the longest and be the most reliable. Alkaline are by far the most unreliable battery.
If this camera were to take 35-day pictures and 35-night pictures every 24 hour period it would last 8.6 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.13 s. / 0.98 s. |Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 2.4 s. / 5.0s.|Detection Range: 110 ft.
The Bushnell Aggressor HD has a blistering fast 0.13-second trigger and recovery is under 1 second. In theory, this means the camera is capable of recording two pictures of an animal in just 1.24 seconds from the moment the animal is detected. Folks, trail cameras don't get any faster than this.
Video trigger time isn't nearly as impressive. In fact, it is quite slow. 2.4 seconds is a long time for the camera to wake up and start recording.
5 seconds for video recovery is pretty good. This isn't slow, but it also isn't the best we have tested. Recovery time is very respectable, but the Aggressor HD could use some improvements to the video detection circuit.
In our detection test, the Aggressor detected out a whopping 110 ft.
It does struggle to match the detection angle to the field of view. The is a 10.5º difference between the f.o.v. and the d.a.
This will result in the camera taking pictures of animals that are inside the detection area, but still outside the field of view, or what some people refer to as, false triggers.
Quality of Design
Dimensions: 5.75" x 4.25" x 3" |Battery Type: 8 AA Batteries |External Battery Jack: 6-Volt
Programming is identical to any modern Bushnell - pretty easy to navigate and intuitive. Outside of not having password protection and SD card overwrite, the Aggressor has basically any programming feature you would want.
There is even an AM, PM or 24 hour run time setting just in case you only want the camera to run during certain times of the day. Here is a breakdown of some of the settings:
Case design is excellent. The hinge design is big, strong and works well - even when it's cold out. The materials used are strong and durable.
The only downside to the case design is the battery compartment. It holds the batteries well, but they are just hard to remove.
The bracket on the back allows for a python cable lock to slide through the camera and lock to a tree. There are 1/4" x 20 threaded inserts on the back and bottom of the camera to thread into a Slate River Angle Mount.
Durability is pretty typical of a camera made overseas. We have noticed a glitch when the camera is set to 1-second recovery. With recovery set at 1-second, the Bushnell Aggressor HD will capture multiple dark images on night pictures. If you set the camera to 2-second recovery, the pictures are fine.
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- SD cards store your pictures and videos for easy removal. We give you a free SD card with the Aggressor Red Glow, but most people use a second card. If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.
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