8MP Brown Bushnell Trophy Security Camera

security-video-cameraThe 8MP Brown Bushnell Trophy Cam is one of the more unusual products I have run across. In my capacity as a security camera and optics reviewer, researcher and blogger, I have seen quite a few cameras, and more than a few security cameras and security systems. However, this product is more designed for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Actually, the idea is interesting to me. What someone would do with this is to place it in position on a tree or post (or some other stationary position) and then let it record.

The idea here is that the security camera will record the wildlife that passes by this position. This way, the hunter will have an accurate idea about whether or not this would be a good place to invest their time while waiting to bag that buck or some other type of animal. Personally, I am not a hunter, but I love the idea of working smarter rather than simply harder. This is a great tool to gather the intelligence that you need.

I could also see a number of other uses for this cctv camera. For example, a nature enthusiast could just use this to see all of the different animals and forms of wildlife that pass by. It could be an excellent way to study a particular area. It can even be used as a way to follow up on animals which have been tagged and are being tracked. It could also be a backup to some type of GPS or other animal tracking system.

Set this cctv camera up to trigger itself based on motion. Once it detects motion, it will begin taking photos and videos. You can even set this up on a time lapse option. This will allow the videos and photos to be taken every minute or up to once every 60 minutes. The date and time information is also recorded onto the images file and saved to a removable HD card (up to 32GB of memory).

There are a lot of really good features with this security camera. There is a 2.4 inch color display screen. I am not real excited about this, since if I were to use this camera, the best option is to take the SD card to a computer and watch the data on screen, rather than the camera display, which I think is a bit small.

You can watch the data in full HD video. 1920 x 1080 pixels is pretty nice resolution. It is also equipped with LED sensors to provide full night vision. You will see the image captured whether in day or night. Additionally, the range on this security camera is 36 feet. At least that is what the specs say. I would imagine that picture quality deteriorates fast after about 20 or 25 feet.

The unit itself is weatherproof and should provide many hours of recording information. Since I have not tested this particular unit, I really cannot speak to how sturdy it is or whether it will stand up to severe weather.

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