Read our Bushnell Trophy Cam HD max Review to find out just why this is such a great game camera. Its looks and size are some of the cameras greatest features. This is an upgrade from a previous model, and the improvements really do make this camera worth its price tag. Below you can get more information and complete details on what was improved and what makes this camera a great choice for a hunter or wildlife watching enthusiast.
The Bushnell Trophy Cam features a new design that incorporates an anti-reflection device. This is fitted over the infrared LEDs and is a small shape of mesh. The need was quite necessary, as the infrared LEDs have been very reflective and noticeable on older models. By dulling the LEDs, the camera is much less noticeable, and much less likely to scare away any game that you may be trying to catch on camera. This made getting the camera into the desired position a little tricky and could mean that the camera would slip slightly.
Whilst the reflection from the infrared LED is still noticeable, it is nowhere near as obvious as it once was. The only setback to the reduction in glare is that the attachment creates a 30% loss in the range of the Infrared.
More Stable Design
Older models of Bushnell cameras featured just one foot at the base of the rear of the camera. The single foot caused the camera to clip and it was difficult to position. Now the Bushnell Trophy Cam has 2 feet to the base of the rear of the camera. This new design means that the camera stands more solidly than its predecessors. Whilst the camera is still a little clunky to position properly it is a far better design. The only issues you’re likely to encounter now are due to nature. For example, trees that aren’t level enough to stand the camera on, in which case you can be resourceful and use some sticks or twigs to level out the camera.
This camera boasts a speedy 0.2-second trigger speed. Whilst this is an estimation that can be affected by factors such as the weather, temperature and humidity, it’s not a bad trigger speed at all and makes it into the category of one of the best cameras for capturing even the fastest game.
You should be aware that as with most cameras, if you change the user customisable settings to record in a higher resolution, or to record video, the trigger speed would be adversely affected.
Picture and Video Quality
The best image quality for the Bushnell Trophy Cam Max is 8MP, which is good enough quality for a game camera. Although it is lacking slightly in comparison to some competitors offering 10 to 12 MP.
Perfectly adequate for capturing footage of the local wildlife, the 720p HD video footage of the lesser model is maybe lower than higher end personal video cameras but the Bushnell Trophy Cam Max offers an excellent 1080p option. The great thing about the quality on the Bushnell Trophy Cam Mac is that it does always record video in this high quality consistently. Evening footage is excellent, with sharp images, perfect for capturing the nocturnal wildlife.
The detection zone of any game camera is one of the most important factors to consider. This is the range of the area in front of the camera that will trigger the camera to take action if something enters it. Where the camera can be placed is largely dependant on the size of the detection zone. The range on the Bushnell Trophy Cam HD max is around 60ft, more in optimum locations. This is good for game cameras, as it is possible to cover a large area of a field, for example. You should be aware that like the trigger speed, the accuracy of this detection zone estimation could be altered by the camera’s surroundings including temperature settings.
Bushnell has a great reputation for creating devices that have a long battery life. The Bushnell Trophy Cam HD max is no exception. You can expect up to 1 year battery life using just 8 AA batteries.
- Small, attractive design to help the camera blend into its surroundings
- Anti-reflection device reduces the glare from the Infrared LEDs
- Long 1 year battery life
- 2 second trigger speed
- 60ft detection zone
- 30% loss of range of Infrared sensor compared to older models – this is due to the new anti reflection device installed over the IR panel, and is unfortunately a small sacrifice to reduce the glare.
Overall, our Bushnell Trophy Cam HD max Review finds that this is an excellent game camera. With a high HD quality and the ability to take video or photographs, you can be sure to capture exactly what you want to find. The long battery life means that you’ll be able to set up this Bushnell camera and then leave it to work without worrying about the camera running out of charge mid season. This is a great camera that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also highly functional.