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First test was done in video mode with both cams on 720P mode, this is the only test I will be doing in video mode as it will be unfair if I did another test on 1080P because of the frame rate on the black 60 in 1080P mode. The Bushnell does have the zoom effect on the 720P setting also, but this does not seem to affect the quality much. Make sure to select the 720P option on youtube before watching the videos.
Sensing was on high on both cameras.
Both cams set on a 30 second delay.
The Bushnell 20 second video clips, the Covert 5 second video clips by mistake, was suppose to be 20sec but I goofed :oops: but this gives the covert the advantage to recover faster.
My opinion on both cams is that they both do a respectable job in the daytime with the Bushnell on top, the Covert seemed to do a better job on the night videos, more light and less grainy.
Audio goes to Bushnell, you will see that when the wind is blowing directly in the face of the Black 60 the sound is very bad I would say due to the mic being on the front of the camera. Here's what I mean http://youtu.be/TH9g7LA9o10
The Covert had 17 triggers, 8 false triggers, 5 videos of me, so 4 of deer only.
The Bushnell had 13 triggers, 0 false triggers, 4 vids of me, 5 videos of deer, 3 of a porcupine the covert missed and 1 vid of a flying crow the Covert missed. I didn't get very many night time samples.
Both cameras got me at about 100'-125' on the quad this afternoon.
Vid from the Covert http://youtu.be/_wa-EGzMRuA
Vid from the Bushnell http://youtu.be/ys4zYApRVVg
Night videos
Covert-no idea what triggered this event http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CA3JDT0LAA
Bushnell- The covert missed this porcupine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNZOoJNUg8U
Daytime Videos- This is the same deer.
Covert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3tjbN-ekiI
Bushnell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WNsgIEquOo
A deer that freaked out probably the smell of new camera, both cams got the event
Covert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wgE16-rirQ
Bushnell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqKXrsZX46Y
A crow the Covert missed but the Bushnell picked up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvAYjLkO7yQ
Last edited by tbone303 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#263151
This was the last test I will be doing as I need these cams for scouting turkeys. I am very pleased with both cameras they both sense very well with the Bushnell being the best at picking up on targets at a distance and not false triggering, as Hazelvillebucks would say this cam has very good sensing monkeys. The Covert took 68 pics, 41 false triggers with a 5 second delay, and 2 shot burst. The Bushnell took 36 pics, 0 false triggers with a 20 second delay, 2 shot burst, giving the Covert the advantage to recover quicker. The Bushnell took 10 pics one night the covert missed of deer, the night pics were very bad due to frost on the lens. The covert took a pic of 2 robins, the Bushnell missed. Here are the pics. I had the Covert on 8 megapixel, to make it more fair. The time is not equal on both cams so note that when comparing.
First pic, the Bushnell sensed first when the doe was coming from the right side of the screen, then the covert triggered when the doe came in again from the left she was about 5-10 feet closer at this point.
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Here is a good example of trigger speed, as you can see in the first picture something was running at a very high speed, probably a coon or something, the bushnell trigger first meaning it has a faster trigger speed, so I would say the trigger speed on the Natureviews are about the same as the trophy cams about 3/4 of a second, in pic 2 you can see the covert flash, both cams triggered at the same time, the bushnell on it's second pic 2/2 and the covert's first pic of it's burst 1/2. Third pic is the covert's 2/2.
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Here is the only pic the Bushnell missed that the Covert got, but I am unsure if this was a false trigger or not.
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I hope you all find this testing useful, I am thinking after turkey season to do a test with the natureview and the 576 trophy cam.
#263171
Just like tests I have recently done, it looks like the Bushnell cams are getting it done compared to these newbies on the market.
#263308
I hope you all find this testing useful, I am thinking after turkey season to do a test with the natureview and the 576 trophy cam.


Thanks tbone & good luck turkey hunting! I know you haven't had much time to play around with the 439, but what's your take on it so far? Same video trigger as the 576? The daytime stuff I've seen from posted so far has been really good. Nothing special with the night stuff however. If you get a chance to compare the night vids between the 439 & 576, please post up your findings!
#263322
I hope you all find this testing useful, I am thinking after turkey season to do a test with the natureview and the 576 trophy cam.


Thanks tbone & good luck turkey hunting! I know you haven't had much time to play around with the 439, but what's your take on it so far? Same video trigger as the 576? The daytime stuff I've seen from posted so far has been really good. Nothing special with the night stuff however. If you get a chance to compare the night vids between the 439 & 576, please post up your findings!

Thanks, so far from what i have seen is the Natureview is a better camera it seems to sense very well, and color in the day pics to me seems a little better than the 576, yes I would say same video, and pic trigger speed. Night videos and pics aren't the best But if Bushnell corrects this with a firmware update they have announced they will be releasing for the 2013 cams, than their main issue will be resolved, stay tuned :!:
#263376
The daytime videos from the 439 are excellent. The audio on your Black 60 when it is windy is typical to mine, it kind of has that scratchy/squeaky nosie.

The 439 was only on 720P, I got it on 1080P now :twisted:
#265045
they have a no contest advantage in warranty. my self i feel much better knowing that my investment is backed with protection that will make it right.
#265162
those new bushnells are nice.

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