For more information about choosing a trail camera that is right for you, please read our blog post on trail cameras. To see the Bushnell Prime in action take a look at our 'In the Field' test.
The Bushnell Prime trail camera is a perfect starter camera that incorporates the great quality of Bushnell at an affordable price. It is a great entry-level camera and features high image resolution, low glow LEDs and an impressive battery life.
It has a fast trigger speed of 0.3 seconds which enables the capture of even fast moving animals, and it features an automatic day/night sensor which ensures that the images are crisp, no matter the time of day and without any complicated setup. It has a number of user friendly settings and an internal black and white screen, which ensures the menu display is easy to read and navigate. It features adjustable trigger intervals, meaning you can choose how often photos are taken (between 1 second and 60 mins). The number of images taken per trigger can be set between 1-3, and the video length per recording can be set between 5-60 seconds (max. 15 seconds at night). Video recording includes audio which can be particularly useful for detecting and listening back to animal calls. A 2x Field Scan allows you to take time lapse images (at your chosen interval) at two different times of the day. This function occurs alongside the usual movement trigger meaning you won’t lose out on any wildlife sightings.
Also available as a starter bundle which includes the trail camera, 8 x lithium AA batteries and a 32GB SD card.
Note: Although rechargeable batteries (of at least 2500mAh) can be used with trail cameras, they are not recommended due to their lower capacity and voltage. Therefore they are unlikely to operate the camera at it’s full potential, or as reliably when compared with standard Lithium batteries. If the use of rechargeable batteries is necessary we recommend Panasonic Eneloop Pro batteries which have been shown to perform well with trail cameras. Additionally, we recommend using an SD card with a minimum write speed of 10MB/s (also labelled as U1 or class 10).
Image resolution: 24MP
Video resolution: 1280x720 @ 30FPS
Trigger speed: 0.3s (still images only)
Detection zone: 30m (100ft)
Video length: Up to 60s (max. 15 seconds at night), selected in menu
PIR sensor: Low/Medium/High/Auto
Night vision flash: Low Glow LEDs / 30m
LCD display: LCD black and white text screen
Date / time / temperature / moon phase stamp: Yes
GPS geotag: Yes
Field scan 2x: Yes
Audio record: Yes
Hybrid capture: No
Power supply: AA x 6
Battery life: Up to 1 year
SD card capacity: 32GB