Why do I need a Digital Trail Camera?
From the Bushnell Why Do I Need Series..
Overland Park, KS – -(AmmoLand.com)- With the advent of digital versus film cameras in the last few years, the popularity of trail cameras has skyrocketed.
Consumers can now take hundreds, even thousands of digital photos at a fraction of the cost of film.
With this technological breakthrough it makes more sense than ever to own at least one trail camera.
Traditionally trail cameras have been used primarily by deer hunters to photograph the animals in their hunting area for the purpose of scouting for the upcoming season. This is still a big part of their use, but outdoorsmen have begun to discover a whole host of new ways to use their cameras.
Sportsmen and wildlife enthusiasts are now using trail cameras for other types of wildlife watching, such as placing a camera near a bird feeder to see what comes in while they are at work or at night, while they’re asleep. Turkey hunters are using cameras to record the times when a particular gobbler walks by, or to see what predators and fur bearers are roaming about. Trail cameras with infrared night vision LEDs, like the new Bushnell Trophy Cam can also be used for nighttime surveillance to catch possible trespassers or intruders.
Trail camera technology has continued to improve over the years to the point that now there are some great affordable units on the market. The Bushnell Trophy Cam models have a host of great features, while still being highly affordable.
All Trophy Cams feature: Day/Night auto sensor, are external power compatible, shoot VGA video at 16 fps, QVGA video at 20 fps, and have an adjustable PIR(Lo/Medium/High) that is activated out to 45’. With a trigger speed of 1 second, adjustable trigger intervals from 0-60 minutes, multi-image mode with 1-3 images per trigger, and a programmable video length of 1-60 seconds, you’ll be sure to capture all the action. The cameras can also operate at temperatures from -5F-140F.
They use either 4 or 8 AA batteries and will operate up to a year on one set of lithium batteries. Using a 16 GB SD memory card, they are capable of taking thousands of photos on one set of batteries, minimizing the amount of potentially game spooking trips necessary to check the camera.
The new 2010 Trophy Cams have 32 infrared night vision LEDs, resolution settings of 3, 5 or 8 Megapixels, a maximum video resolution of 720×480 and they can record a time and date stamp on photos. The cameras come with an adjustable web belt and ¼ x 20 socket for mounting the camera to a tree. They are also cable lock adaptable.
The three new Trophy Cam models for 2010 include the standard model with black & white text LCD screen at $199.99, the Bone Collector model in RealTree AP HD with a black & white text LCD at $229.99 and the Trophy XLT model with full color LCD view screen at $249.99.
Using a trail camera is a great way to photograph undisturbed wildlife and stay connected to the outdoors, even when you can’t be there. Visit Bushnell for more info: www.bushnell.com