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Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam Camcorder

$187.99
8MP 50g 32GB Nov 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Maximum Memory Card Size Release Date
Good user reviews
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
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Reviews

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 246 user reviews this video camera has an overall user rating of 82 out of 100. Over 78% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Bushnell Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 246 expert and owner reviews (including 35 verified purchases) for Bushnell camcorders and found that on average Bushnell has good ratings. We also found that Bushnell has good ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders.


Design

Easy to Use

Twenty people who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use. Na gave it a rating of 8 stars and she said “The cam is easy to use”. M. A. Grigg wrote “Easy to use and great fun! The time” in their review of this camcorder. Michael said in his review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam “I bought this to deter intruders as well as to use for natural history purposes occasionally”.

Eighteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Mrs. M. Cole wrote on Amazon “We bought this to view the wildlife in our garden, have captured birds & rabbits so far ! Fairly easy to set up & use”. Serendipity said on Amazon “Simple to set up and play back”. Sarby said on Amazon “It was fairly straightforward to set up and the batteries lasted about 3 months” in their review of this camcorder.

Three people who bought the product said that it was easy to use the menus. K said two years ago “The menu is simple enough to work though” and scored it 7 stars. Colin said “It will take me a while to find the best settings for my purpose” and rated it 9 stars. Colin also mentioned “The options you have in settings is great” in his review.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-two people concluded that this camcorder was good quality. Mr Rushy wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “It was a disappointment quality wise instead of the hoped for WOW factor having read all the full HD features”. Liz Chant wrote in her review of this camcorder on Amazon “Very pleased with this camera, easy to use robust and good quality of pictures”. Three years ago M. A. Grigg said on Amazon “Both the daytime colour and night time infra-red produce good quality images in both still”.

Nice Design

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam was good looking. Two years ago Mr Vincent a Gray gave the product a rating of 8 stars and he wrote in his Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review on Amazon “Pretty good”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good case. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed.

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Robust

Four people who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Two years ago R. Knight wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Good robust trap camera”. Barry Gadsden mentioned in his review of this camcorder “The Trophycam case is a better and more rugged design than the NatureCam.” . A. Warrillow mentioned “Since this is a rugged though basic model you need to view the images through another download external viewing source.” in their Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review and rated this camcorder 4 stars.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Regiments Ratings said on Amazon “Solid casing, good quality images” in their review of this camcorder. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Well made with good quality results from both stills” in their review of this camcorder and scored this camcorder 8 stars.

Two people thought this camcorder was reliable. K wrote on Amazon “Seems reliable so far” in their review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam. D. C. Heath said in their review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam on Amazon “Works well and reliably”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners who bought this camcorder reckoned that it had good features. M. Eldridge scored this camcorder 6 stars and mentioned five years ago “The HD video is of high quality and the machine has an impressive array of additional features”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was noisy. Pete said in his review of this camcorder “This bloke really is very noisy and it was hilarious to watch his behaviour”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The 8MP Trophy Cam has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Mr. R. Chaplin said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon four years ago “Good instructions”. Nogbird said in their review of the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam “The instructions are excellent”. Miss J M Dytor scored it 8 stars and she said “Instructions really easy to follow too”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers agreed that it was compact. R H mentioned three years ago “Plus points are - compact size, takes AA batteries” in their review of this camcorder. K scored it 7 stars and said in their Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review on Amazon two years ago “Not quite the same quality of pictures you might expect from an 8MP compact camera.”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. S Jones mentioned “The strap is OK that hold it's agaist the wall, perhaps could be more heavy duty” in their Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam review.

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Light

The weight of the 8MP Trophy Cam of only 50 grams is one of the lightest amongst camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera. Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder the weights range from 50g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 400g.

Alternative video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the easypix Challenge Action (76g and cheaper).

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Good Quality Lens

One customer who bought the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam thought it had a good lens. Rich mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon four years ago “Fixed by taping one lens from a cheap pair of reading spectacles over the lens2/” and gave it a score of 7 stars.


Power

Good Battery Life

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


Battery

Very Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8,640 hours, the 8MP Trophy Cam has one of the longest battery life (max) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras of this age and type the battery life (max) range from 1.1h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 380h.

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Quite Short Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of only 0.016 hours, the 8MP Trophy Cam has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder. 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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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The 8MP Trophy Cam is Full HD. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also are Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the easypix Challenge Action which is cheaper.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the HDR-CX240 ($189), or the HDR-CX220 both from Sony.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The 8MP Trophy Cam does not support HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder do support HDMI.

Other video cameras which also support HDMI that you might want to consider include the HDR-CX220, or the HDR-CX240 ($189) both from Sony.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder is 1.5", the largest is 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The 8MP Trophy Cam has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.4 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the easypix DVC5227 (2.7" and cheaper).

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder, the Bushnell 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. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in flash.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this video camera was released.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 32 gigabytes, the 8MP Trophy Cam has a fairly standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

Other 32GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include the easypix Challenge Action which is cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00029757194718

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