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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

New Ltl Acorn and Bushnell Trail Cameras - Review - Part 1

This is the start of a full review of these two cameras on behalf of Wildlife and Countryside Services and I will be posting my observations and results of camera performance over the next few weeks.

These wildlife trail cameras are the latest, top of the range models from Ltl Acorn and Bushnell and are very similar in specification. I will be directly comparing and trialling them under identical conditions.

They represent the very latest evolution in technical development of miniaturised, outdoor game cameras.

Bushnell Trophy Camera
Model: 119467 (internal viewer)

Size:  115mm x 160mm x 70mm
          4.5 x 6.3 x 2.75 inches
Weight: 320g (without batteries)

Ltl Acorn HD Video Series
Model:  6210MC (without MMS)

Size:  85mm x 141mm x 70mm
         3.3 x 5.6 x 2.75 inches
Weight: 245g (without batteries)

Ltl Acorn 6210M

Bushnell Trophy Cam 119467
I must say that considering the 6210 is Ltl Acorn's latest flagship product, I was a bit disappointed with their packaging.

The box arrived with no internal reinforcement and was rather squashed as a result. Not a very convincing start! (This issue has been taken up with the manufacturer)

The Bushnell, on the other hand, was well presented, including bubble wrap.

Packaging Update: The poor packaging issue has since been addressed by the manufacturers. For more information, go to Ltl Acorn 6210 Packaging

6210M box contents

Bushnell box contents
Both boxes contained
User manual and guarantee cards
USB Cable
Video Cable

The Acorn also includes a compact CD with a programme  to allow camera set up from your computer.

Technical Specifications (as published by the camera manufacturers)

Part 2 - First impressions and Case Designs
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