It is always good to see a company respond to the market and the new Bushnell NatureView Trail Cam shows how Bushnell are now responding to the need for a trail cam that is very much aimed at the wildlife market. Trail cams, often known as ‘Trophy Cams’ were originally designed in the USA for hunters to scout for game, and I was always rather uncomfortable with the name ‘Trophy Cam’.
The new range of NatureView Cams we will be seeing for Bushnell over the coming years are in response to the growing popularity and usage of these great bits of kits in the Wildlife market, and I was lucky enough to get the new NatureView 119438, all re-packaged and now a rather attractive mossy green colour. This trail cam boasts 720HD video, with audio, a camera with an 8MP CMOS sensor and, thanks to its Hyper NightVision technology, the cameras 32-LED flash has a range of 60ft (18.3 m) for clear shots in low-light conditions.
The packaging looks much better. Previous packaging, to someone who did not know what a trail cam was, told you nothing about the capabilities of its contents or what it was designed to do. The new packaging is much better and clearly show what the unit is designed to do.
I wanted to get this bit of kit outside and see how it performed… and see how it looked out in the field. Initially, I was unsure about the change of colour… until I actually saw the unit and put it outside. It actually blended in really well… in fact, I think that it was more effective at blending in than the dark brown unit. I have not tried the camo units, but I am impressed with how this one looked and tried it in a selection of locations.
Finally, I set it up in my fox field, with some bait to see how it performs. Set to capture 30 secs of Video at 720 HD, I will retrieve the card tomorrow and see what the footage looks like.