Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor/August 14, 2017
The HD Aggressor is a medium sized camera, a bit larger than this years micro series by Browning. It requires only 8 AA batteries internally and uses a small monochrome multi-line LCD display screen for its menu setup. It is a bit hard to see unless you get it at the right angle. Both screen and buttons are back lit for use in the dark.
This camera utilizes a visible IR red flash LED array for its night imaging. I do not hear a filter click during image capture.
The surface of the camera has a molded “industrial” geometric pattern that Bushnell has used for a few years. The camera is an olive green color front and back. The LED array is black and broken up by a honeycomb overlay to reduce glint in the sunlight and to help the camera hide in its background.
This camera opens like a book, with camera in the front half and battery compartment in the rear half. The bottom and back have a threaded insert for mounting while the back of the camera supports both strap and a python. There is an external battery port on this camera but its voltage is not published and the plug is a proprietary design requiring the purchase of Bushnell compatible accessories. I like the single cam buckle that latches securely and feels tight.
Included in the box is a substantial nylon strap with a metal cinch type buckle.
Ultimately, I recommend a lock box for this camera for better security and protection as there is no way to stop someone from opening your camera and removing the SD card otherwise. Also, with a python it can fairly easily be yanked loose from the python, breaking the thin plastic tubes holding the python.
I would consider this an easy camera to use and I was able to change the configuration with out referring to the printed manual so far. However, there are some settings that will require some reading.
Bushnell calls this a low glow camera but Chasingame would not. Its flash is a bright red rather than a dull or dim red.
The setup menu has “presets” which make it easy to set up if you are in a hurry, while you can also select “advanced menu” and change each option individually.
Things to note:
- LED Control: You can change the number of LEDs that fire when it flashes (36 or 48). Using fewer, if suitable for your needs, will increase battery life.
- Sensor level: You can set the sensitivity base on your temperature or leave it on AUTO and have the camera determine the best PIR sensitivity.
- NV Shutter: AUTO – the camera will do its best to give you well illuminated photos increasing potential motion blur, while HIGH will reduce motion blur but give you less illuminated photos.
Manufacturer model #: 119874.
All the features of the Trophy Cam HD No Glow models, these Low-Glow models feature the brightest night vision offered in the Trophy Cam line. Crisp and clear images with a super-fast 0.2-second trigger speed, hyper 0.5s recovery rate, extended nighttime photo range and true 1-year battery life.
The New Trophy Cam HD Low Glows are best in class-built on a legacy of performance.
- Lightning fast 0.2s trigger speed
- Incredible 0.5s recovery rate
- 100 Feet Detection Distance
- Pre-set menus and backlit 5-way buttons for easy setup
- Dynamic video
- True one-year battery life for all season scouting
- Unparalleled night vision distance and brightness
|Resolution Setting:||20 MP|
|Night Vision Flash:||36 LED / 100′|
|LCD Display:||B&W Text LCD|
|Power Supply:||AA (4-8)|
|Battery Life:||Up to 1 Year|
|Video Length:||Up to 60s|
|SD Card Capacity:||32 GB|
|Field Scan 2X:||Yes|
The MSRP on this camera is around $179.99.
Chasingame Test Results:
|Flash Range||Good white balance and contrast. Usable detail out to 50+ feet. Using NV Shutter on AUTO|
|Trigger Time without flash||avg 0.22s|
|Trigger Time with flash||0.43s|
|Video Trigger Time||avg 0.95s|
|Photo Recovery Time||avg 0.62s|
|Video Recovery time||avg .48s. (trigger (interval .6)|
|Day Range||Under illuminated and dark.|
|Battery Life||2498 photos (70% with flash) and 636 video clips over 4 weeks.|
|Sensing Test||65+ feet at 79F degrees|