Bushnell 119425C User Manual
Congratulations on your purchase of one of the best trail cameras on the market! Bushnell is very proud of this little unit and we are sure you will be pleased with it as well. We appreciate your business and want to earn your trust. Please refer to the notes below and the instructions in this manual to ensure that you are completely satisfied with this product.
If your Bushnell Trophy Cam does not seem to be functioning properly or if you are having photo/video quality issues, please check the Troubleshooting/FAQ section on pages
Problems are often due to something simple that was overlooked, or require only changing one setting to solve.
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Bushnell recommends using 8 Energizer® Lithium AA batteries in all Trophy Cams to obtain maximum battery life
Bushnell recommends using SanDisk® SD and SDHC Cards (up to 4GB capacity) in your Trophy Cam
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
Parts and Controls
Installing the Batteries and SD Card
Using an External Power Source
Inserting the SD Card
Using the TROPHY CAM
The OFF, ON and SETUP Modes
SETUP Mode Shortcut Keys/Functions
Using the SETUP Menu to Change Settings
Changing Parameter Settings in SETUP Mode
How Parameter Settings Are Displayed
Mounting and Positioning the TROPHY CAM
Sensing Angle and Distance Test
Switching ON the Camera
Playing Back/Deleting the Photos/Videos
Reviewing on an External Video Monitor
Deleting Photos or Videos
TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued)
Reviewing Images Directly from the SD Card
Reviewing Images by Connecting the Camera to a
Downloading the Photos/Videos
FCC Compliance Statement
About the TROPHY CAM
The BushnellTrophy Cam is a digital scouting camera. It can be triggered by any movement of game in a location, detected by a highly sensitive Passive
The Trophy Cam consumes very little power (less than 300μA) in a standby (surveillance) state. This means it can deliver up to six months
The Trophy Cam can be used as a trail camera for hunting or scouting game. It is also suitable for surveillance usage.
PARTS and CONTROLS
The Trophy Cam provides the following connections for external devices: USB port, SD card slot, TV Out, and external DC power in (Fig. 1).
A control key interface with six keys is primarily used in SETUP mode to select operational functions and parameters. As shown in Fig. 2, these keys are:UP,DOWN,LEFT,RIGHT,OK andMENU. Four of the keys can also perform a second function (shortcut operations inSETUP mode) in addition to their main function: TheDOWN key can be used to set the
camera to Photo mode (still camera icon), and the UP key can set the camera to Video mode (movie camera icon). TheRIGHT key also serves as the manual shutter (“SHOT”) button of the camera and theOK key switches the camera to the Playback (“REPLAY”) mode. These secondary functions are indicated by icons or text above the key as shown inFig. 2.
LED IR Flash
Fig. 1: Connections
TV Out USB Port
SD Card Slot
Cable to Battery
Fig. 2: Button
INSTALLING THE BATTERIES and SD CARD
Before you begin learning how to use your Trophy Cam, you will first need to install a set of batteries and insert an SD card. Although that may only take you a minute, there are some important notes about both batteries and SD cards you should be aware of, so please take the time toread the following directions and cautions:
After opening the two latches on the right side of the Trophy Cam, you will see that theTrophy Cam has eight battery slots. Starting at the top of the battery compartment, slots 1, 2, 3 and 4 form one group, while slots 5, 6, 7 and 8 form the other group, each providing 6 volts in parallel. For maximum battery life, you should install a full set of eight batteries. TheTrophy Cam may also be operated by just four batteries installed in the top group only (seeright), starting at slot 1. Battery life will be shorter with 4 batteries, but the camera will operate normally. Whether you
use 4 or 8, be sure to insert each battery with correct polarity (negative or “flat” end against the long spring of each battery slot).
Bushnell recommends using eight new lithium AA (Energizer® brand) or alkaline AA batteries. NiMh Rechargeable batteries can also be used, but they might have a shorter life span due to their reduced efficiency over time and at low temperature. It is also possible to use a
Using an External Power Source (optional, user provided)
Optionally, you can connect an external 6V DC power source to the“DC In” jack at the bottom of the Trophy Cam. It is recommended to use a power source with a current output greater than 1000mA. However, during bright daytime operation when no flash is required, theTrophy Cam can function with much less current (>400mA). Please use a compatible
power source cable (not provided) to connect the external DC power source with the power input jack of theTrophy Cam, making sure that the polarity is correct.Note: The power connector is a 4.0x1.7mm coaxial
DC power plug with positive “tip” (inside pin) polarity (Radio Shack P/N
If both an external power source is connected and batteries are installed, the Trophy Cam will be powered by the external power source.
When the batteries become weak, the
Inserting the SD Card
The Trophy Cams have 32MB internal memory, which can hold only about 20 photos (@ 5MP resolution). This is handy for testing and getting familiar with the camera, but you will no doubt want to leave the camera unattended for longer than a day, so using an SD card is recommended. Insert the SD card (with the camera’s power switch in theOFF position) before beginning to operate the camera. Don’t insert or remove the SD card when the power switch is in theON position.
The Trophy Cam uses a standard SD (Secure Digital) memory card to save photos (in .jpg format) and/or videos (in .asf format). SD and SDHC (High Capacity) cards up to a maximum 4 GB capacity are supported. Before inserting the SD card into the card slot after
opening the camera’s front cover, please make sure that the
• Insert the SD card into the card slot with its label side upwards (see above). A “click” sound indicates that the card is installed successfully. If the wrong side of the card is facing up, you will not be able to insert it without
parameter before using it for the first time is recommended, especially when a card has been used in other devices (see “Changing Menu
Parameter Settings” for details).
•To take out the SD card, just gently push in the card (do not try to pull it out without pushing in first). The card is released from the slot and ready to be removed when you hear the click.
Be sure the camera’s power is switched OFF before inserting or removing SD cards or batteries.
USING THE TROPHY CAM
Once you’ve prepared your Trophy Cam by properly installing batteries and an SD card, you could simply take it outside, strap it to a tree, switch it on and
THE OFF, ON, AND SETUP MODES
The Trophy Cam has three basic operational modes:
•OFF mode: Power switch in theOFF position.
•ON mode: Power switch in theON position (LCD screen is off.)
•SETUP mode: Power switch atSETUP position (LCD screen is on).
The OFF mode is the “safe” mode when any actions must be taken, e.g., replacing the SD card or batteries, or transporting the device. You will also useOFF mode if you connect the camera to a computer’s USB port later
to download your photos/videos. And of course, when you are storing or not using the camera, you will switch it to OFF. Please note that even in theOFF mode theTrophy Cam still consumes power at a very low level. Therefore, it’s a good idea to take the batteries out of the battery compartment if the camera will not be used for a long time.
Anytime after the batteries and SD card have been inserted, you can switch on the camera. When the power switch is moved to the top position, the camera will enter into the ON (Live) mode. The motion indicator LED (pg. 5, “Front View”) will blink red for about 10 seconds. This interval allows time for you to close theTrophy Cam’s front cover, lock it, and leave the monitored area. Once in theON mode, no manual controls are needed or possible (the control keys have no effect). TheTrophy Cam will take photos or videos automatically (according to its current parameter settings) when it is triggered by the PIR sensor’s detection of activity in the area it covers.
You can either move the power switch directly from OFF toON mode, or stop at theSETUP position first to change one or more settings, then move the switch toON after you have finished doing so.
In the SETUP mode you can check and change the settings of theTrophy Cam with the help of its
NOTE: always move the power switch from OFF to SETUP mode. It is possible that the camera could lockup if it is switched from ON to SETUP mode. If this occurs, simply move the switch to OFF and then push it up to SETUP again.