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What a disappointment!
on June 5, 2012
Ok folks, this is the 2nd Bushnell camera I've purchased. I purchased the 1080p version (last year's model) and the quality was incredible. I was a little disappointed by the slowness of the trigger. (2s) So in looking at getting a 2nd camera I was hesitant to get their new 720p camera but read a review that said it was great. (contrast better, and trigger speed of 0.6seconds much better) So I just retrieved my first video from my fancy camera tonight and ... grainy city as viewed from my 1080p viewsonic monitor. I double checked all of the settings and had it set up correctly. Also tried a second computer with a very fast Samsung monitor but also poor quality. I then compared the output of the two cameras and saw that on the 8MP setting the new camera actually only had a 6MP image. I then compared the video and noticed the old camera recorded video in a MOV file format, while the new camera recorded it as an AVI. Not sure of the difference but the quality was strikingly worse with the new camera. If you are looking for a nice trail cam, go with the 1080p 2second trigger camera from last year, not their new model.
So....what where they thinking? I can only believe this was a cost reduction play by Bushnell to increase profit at the expense of quality. Too bad, I would have expected more from them.