Bushnell 119512B/May 29, 2012
|Flash Type||IR Red Flash|
|Battery Type||4 x AA|
|Flash Range||40+ feet|
|Trigger Time without flash||1.32s|
|Trigger Time with flash||1.25s|
|Video Trigger Time|
|Day Range||Good clarity with natural color|
|Battery Life||4467 photos. 30 videos. over a period 33 days.|
|Sensing Test||45 feet at 60 deg F|
This is a grey box and is termed a “land camera” which is aimed toward security more than wildlife. This grey box does not bother me because it is very much a natural color and with the addition of a little vegetation would hide very well in the woods. So far we have not been very impressed with the Keep Time cameras and their failure rate. This camera appears to be SOCO mfg. camera. A number of the older Bushnell cameras were made by this company. Some of which were rated very good and had some extreme triggers that impressed many.
This little matt finished grey camera measures four and three quarters of an inch tall and is about four inches wide. It sticks out less than two inches. The 18 count array is at the bottom and the function and light sensor are contained in the center of that array. The main lens is above that with the wide angle sensor at the top. The bottom has a tri-pod insert and there is strap/cable loops on the back. Inside the camera door is everything including the 4 AA cell battery holder, The SD (up to 32 gig) card slot is just above the battery holder and the LCD and programming buttons are at the top. There is a USB port on the side by the LCD. The back half of the camera is empty except for a small sponge to secure the cells when the door is closed.
Programming was very easy and went with out issue. When you turn the camera on it will say “wait” then the date indicator on the LCD will flash. You need to hit the setup button and the camera will say “on” which is the armed indication. I did my dark room test and first off I would say that the array stays on a very long time (about 3 seconds). The trigger time and delay seemed to be very close to advertized times. The dead pixel test came out a little speckled. The flash pictures had good black and white and were fairly sharp and clear. The outside in fair sun the color was very good and detail was above average. I am starting to believe that this may be a little sleeper and will give us some real good results. This is a “four banger” and they still say that you can expect some great battery life so only time will tell. The Covert CA3.0 was a four banger and it got good battery life so this little camera might surprise us.