Bushnell 119438 User Manual
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Congratulations on your purchase of one of the best wildlife 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 NatureView 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.
If your problem continues after trying the solutions in the Troubleshooting/FAQ section, please call Bushnell Customer Service at (800)
Bushnell recommends using a full set of Energizer® Lithium AA batteries (8 or 12, depending on the model) in your NatureView Cam to obtain maximum battery life
Do not mix old and new batteries
Do not mix battery
Bushnell recommends using SanDisk® SD and SDHC Cards (up to 32GB capacity, Ultra® or Extreme® series for HD video) in this NatureView Cam
About the NatureView Cam
The Bushnell NatureView Cam is a digital wildlife observation camera. It can be triggered by any movement of wildlife in a location, detected by a highly sensitive Passive
The NatureView Cam consumes very little power (less than 0.2 mA) in a
Your trail camera is one of the latest generation of Bushnell Digital Cameras, and includes many new or improved features, including:
•Field Scan 2x with Live
enabled software to automatically show a map pinpointing each camera’s location when a group of photos are reviewed on a computer. Especially useful for those who set up multiple NatureView Cams to monitor large or widely separated areas.
•Multi Flash Mode (LED Control)- prevents overexposed flash photos in close range applications
And many more features such as HD Video with Audio, widescreen or fullscreen format still photos, imprintable camera name (user set) along with current data including date/time, ambient temperature and moon phase.
The NatureView Cam can be used as a camera for research or wildlife observation. It is also suitable for security/surveillance usage.
PARTS AND CONTROLS
The NatureView Cam provides the following connections for external devices: USB port, SD card slot, A/V Out, and external DC power in (pg 7, Fig. 1).
A control key interface with six keys is primarily used in SETUP mode to select operational functions and parameters. As shown on the next page, these keys are: UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, OK and MENU. Four of the keys can also perform a second function (shortcut operations in SETUP mode) in addition to their main function: The DOWN 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). The RIGHT key also serves as the manual shutter (“SHOT”) button of the camera and the OK key switches the camera to the Playback (“REPLAY”) mode. These secondary functions are indicated by icons or text above the key as shown on the next page.
LED IR Flash
Fig. 1: Connections
A/V Out Video Mic USB Port
DC In SD Card Slot
Cable to Battery
Fig. 2: Button and
INSTALLING THE BATTERIES AND SD CARD
Before you begin learning how to use your NatureView 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 to read the following directions and cautions:
After opening the two latches on the right side of the NatureView Cam, you will see that the NatureView Cam has eight battery slots. For maximum battery life, you should install a full set of batteries. TheNatureView Cam may also be operated by just four batteries installed in the first slots only (starting on the top or
Bushnell recommends using a full set of new lithium AA (Energizer® brand) or alkaline AA batteries. NiMh Rechargeable batteries are not recommended, as the lower voltage they produce can cause operational issues.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 NatureView Cam. It is recommended to use a power source with a current output greater than 1550mA. However, during bright daytime operation when no flash is required, theNatureView 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 theNatureView 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 2741532 or equivalent).
If both an external power source is connected and batteries are installed, the NatureView Cam will be powered by the external power source.
When the batteries become weak, the
Inserting the SD Card
The NatureView Cam has 32MB of 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 for all models. 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 NatureView Cam uses a standard SD (Secure Digital) memory card to save photos (in .jpg format) and/or videos (in .avi format). SD and SDHC (High Capacity) cards up to a maximum 32GB capacity are supported. High speed SD cards are recommended if you will use the 1280x720 video resolution setting (HD). 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 below). 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
•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.
WARNING: Be sure the camera’s power is switched OFF before inserting or removing SD cards or batteries.
USING THE NatureView CAM
Once you’ve prepared your NatureView 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 NatureView 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 toOFF. Please note that even in theOFF mode theNatureView 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. 6, “Front View”) will blink red for about 10 seconds. This interval allows time for you to close theNatureView 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). TheNatureView Cam will take