texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Georgia2020, Dunno2, 44WIN94, ObbsGC, teesmith15
67429 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 104,227
bill oxner 74,383
stxranchman 56,688
SnakeWrangler 53,926
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,091
Gravytrain 40,737
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics588,120
Posts11,087,137
Members82,429
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Bushnell Trophy Cam issues #5994948 10/26/15 04:11 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 928
J
JMalin Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 928
I've got an 8 megapixel HD that won't delay at all between photos and a regular 6 megapixel model that is acting very screwy with the time stamp. The previous time I pulled the card from it, everything was okay, but this time it defaulted back to January 1st, 2014 and about 700 photos had that date, which clearly isn't right. It was clear that several days had passed between the first and last photo, but they all had the same date. And then the last 50 or so photos had dates going all the way into 2019. Anyone else run into either of these issues before? I'm going to do a reset back to factory default settings on the 6 megapixel model, reprogram the correct time and date, and hope for the best. Lithium batteries are about a year old, but the camera still shows them as having good life left. Think I should swap those out too?

I don't know what to do about the HD model. I've already done a reset on it. May just end up using it as a scouting camera as it takes way too many pictures when set over a feeder with the delay not functioning properly. Reset it last time to factory defaults and that didn't help at all.

Last edited by JMalin; 10/26/15 04:59 PM.
Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5994985 10/26/15 04:31 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,688
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,688
I had similar issues with one. Even though the battery showed to be good, I replaced the batteries and it worked great after that.


[Linked Image]
Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5995184 10/26/15 06:56 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 8,026
W
westtexaswatkins Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
W
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 8,026
I use to run about 50 Bushnell Trophy Cams a few years ago. Had issues so I called the company. We were told to only use SanDisk cards(which we weren't) once we switched our issues were taken care of. I have 4 of the newer ones on my place and use the SanDisk cards and don't have any issues and get great battery life. Might give a new card a try just to see if it helps.

Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5995186 10/26/15 06:58 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,522
4
4Weight Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
4
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,522
I run 4 of these with mainly sandisk cards but do use a couple of off brand. Never one issue with the Bushnell's, surprised you are having issues.


www.aztecanglers.com
San Juan River NM FlyFishing
Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5995219 10/26/15 07:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 57
D
Dadeo Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 57
Ihave one that works great for the most part but if batteries are getting weak it has caused mine to do some simular
stuff.

New batteries seem to always correct it.

Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5995438 10/26/15 09:53 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 19,077
E
Erathkid Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
E
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 19,077
SanDisk with the Bushnell. We've been running 4 for the last few years with no problems


Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.
Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5995739 10/27/15 01:06 AM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 748
T
Txhillbilly Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 748
I gave up on the Bushnell cameras 3 years ago. One would never stop taking pictures after the first time it was triggered,8 gb of nothing and drained batteries. Another had the lens come loose inside the camera.
I sent both units back to Bushnell to be repaired,and all Bushnell would offer to do was give me $30 off of two new cameras.
Really,I have already spent close to $400 on your products and then you want me to buy more of your junk. No Thanks,Just send my broke cameras back to me.I need some targets to shoot!

All Bushnell products are now on my No Buy list.

Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5996019 10/27/15 03:16 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,089
H
Halfadozen Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
H
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,089
Same issue. We went with only 2GB SD cards, not 4. Don't use the SDHC cards. We also formatted the cards while plugged into the camera. This created a file to be read only by the Bushnell.. Since then no problem. I can run it on new batts well over 6 months. Hope this helps


Freedom is a fragile thing ...Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
-- Ronald Reagan


Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5996226 10/27/15 12:08 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,906
T
titan2232 Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
T
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,906
Time to invest in some Wild Game Cameras peep



Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5996248 10/27/15 12:36 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,130
TX_LT230FH Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,130
SanDisk cards? I bought two of the Bushnells 2 years ago and gave up on them. 3300 pictures of nothing and batteries dead in 2 weeks instead of 6 months. Lithium batteries aren't cheap, either.
May have to give them one last try with SanDisk cards.


[Linked Image]
Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5997584 10/28/15 12:34 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 928
J
JMalin Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 928
New batteries seem to have cured the time stamp/date problem. We'll see when I'm out there next weekend. It's unfortunate I can't get the other one to delay properly when something triggers the sensor. I may just put it up over the camp water trough.

Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: Txhillbilly] #5998210 10/28/15 12:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,664
T
twinbubba Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,664
Originally Posted By: Txhillbilly
I gave up on the Bushnell cameras 3 years ago. One would never stop taking pictures after the first time it was triggered,8 gb of nothing and drained batteries. Another had the lens come loose inside the camera.
I sent both units back to Bushnell to be repaired,and all Bushnell would offer to do was give me $30 off of two new cameras.
Really,I have already spent close to $400 on your products and then you want me to buy more of your junk. No Thanks,Just send my broke cameras back to me.I need some targets to shoot!

All Bushnell products are now on my No Buy list.


I had some of the same issues with Bushnell. Will never buy another one.


2017 Chevy Colorado Z71, 09 Yamaha Rhino 450 Camo,
Re: Bushnell Trophy Cam issues [Re: JMalin] #5998419 10/28/15 02:32 PM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,787
C
cabosandinh Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
C
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,787
it's not just the batteries,,, it's how they're secured

poor design of battery compartment with nothing to press down on the batteries

they're pretty loose and if you shut the cover hard they'll pop out
result in weak voltage = funky cam operations

cut a piece of thin foam to place between batteries and cover/door

use good batteries such as Duracell / Energizer... those RayOVac only last 1 week

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3