Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Essential E2 12MP Trail Camera
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- Adjustable images per trigger
- Takes 720p Video
- 3, 8, or 12 MP resolution
- 0.3 trigger speed
- 80 ft. infrared flash range
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Trophy Cam HD Essential E2
Keep a watchful eye on your favorite outdoor spot around the clock. If you want to see what’s out there, all you have to do is set one up.
Temperature range -5° F to 140° F.
PIR sensor is motion activated out to 80 foot.
Runs up to 12 months on one set of batteries.
Adjustable web belt and 1/4-20 socket.
SD card slot.
3, 8 or 12MP high-quality full color resolution.
Adjustable PIR (Lo/Med/High).
0.3-second trigger speed
Programmable trigger interval: 1 second to 60 minutes.
Multi-image mode: 1-3 images per trigger.
Video length: 5 seconds to 60 seconds, programmable.
Field Scan 2x time-lapse mode takes images at pre-set intervals, 1 minute to 60 minutes.
1-Year Battery Life
True one year battery life for all season scouting.
Every image is automatically stamped with day/date, temp and moon phase at time of capture.
Hyper Night Vision
A quantum leap in distance and brightness, this new system ensures that sharpest after-dark imagery.
Field Scan 2X
Time-lapse technology automatically snaps images at preset intervals of one minute to one hour, within the hours of your choice. Now with two available time slots so you can monitor dusk and dawn movement. Because it’s not triggered by game, it provides the widest viewing area possible. But unlike all other time-lapse cameras, its simultaneous live trigger will still capture images of anything that walks by.
The Bushnell trophy cam HD essential E2 is designed to give you the performance and reliability you demand at an exceptional value. With top-tier features like 12MP full resolution images, 0.3 second trigger speed, 720P HD video, field scan 2x, and true 1-year battery life, the trophy cam HD essential E2 gives you all the essentials you need to keep tabs on your next trophy. And that's not all. Get enhanced night vision for crisp, bright night vision images like you've never seen before
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First week of use I managed 447 picture on 8Megapixel, normal trigger, 30 second reset and normal IR nighttime settings, 0 false triggers and maybe 10 that were just slightly blurry and those were night pictures.
Night time you get great pictures, everything within 50 feet is clear and you can see out past 100 feet.
Only complaint so far is that it switches to night time at like 5-6pm, which it's under heavy tree cover and with the sun behind it so that might be playing a role(update this was the issue, moving to face south towards the sun extended daytime mode). Even using nighttime mode at 6pm in the summer it's still looks ok just a little saturated b/c of the extra light.
thus far have gotten 4,000 pictures over 1 month span and batteries (Energizer Lithium) are still showing full on the battery indicator.
15,000k+ pictures, 75%+ are night time with flash and the Energizer Lithium which I originally purchased and which have been installing and outside since August 2016 are still reading full battery on the indicator for the camera and still going strong!!!!!!
I contacted Bushnell support, and they wanted me to send it the E2 at my expense plus pay for return shipping and then wait 3-4 weeks for them to fix it and send a replacement. That's terrible customer service, especially for a new-to-market product. Anyway, looks like I will probably be trying Essential E2 number three, because when it works it is awesome. Hopefully I'll have better results with this one.
Edit: dropping to one star...Bushnell has the worst customer service of any company I've dealt with, ever (worse that cable companies). Their customer service dept asked for me to document the problem, so I took the time to upload the videos to drop box and emailed them the link; after I had proven the issue was real, customer service just stopped responding...I even emailed them from different accounts to make sure it wasn't a spam issue. Most recently, I emailed again to ask if they had any updates. A "senior engineer" emailed me back, said he would replace the camera (wasn't very polite about it)...said send him my address. I did. That was over a month ago. I heard nothing back. A company like this doesn't deserve anyone's business. I sent my Essential E2 back to the retailer and I'm getting a Browning Strike Force Elite. What a terrible company
Easy to use and set up
Great photo and video resolution and sound
Long sensor range
Inconspicuous design with good color to camouflage unit
Slow motion activation. Several instances unit was activated but animal was gone before unit would begin recording.
I watched it last night using the Sightmark Photon 4.6 (excellent NV scope btw) as three deer walked 10 feet in front of the lense on a clear mild night/pre-dawn at about 67 degrees. Nadda. Zero. Zip on the card.
It still takes nice daytime pics (the squirrels apparently have no shame when they're married), but at >$100, I expected it to last at least a full cycle of the seasons, particularly since it was late last winter/early spring (mild in the mid-Atlantic) when it was first mounted.
March 2017 -decent video (12mp) at night. helped determine we have a fox problem, which we suspected, and also alerted us to possible coyote issues as well.