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Adjustable settings allow images to be captured at one to three per trigger, or video clips from 5-60 seconds. Image resolution can be set to 3, 8, or 12 MP. Runs up to 12 months on one set of (8) AA batteries (not included). Features a 0.3 second trigger speed, 32 Low-Glow LEDs, lime lapse mode, and 80 ft. night flash range.
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131 of 136 people found the following review helpful.
Great camera, good price
Own two, one from amazon and one from another retailer.
First week of use I managed 447 picture on 8Megapixel, normal trigger, 30 second reset and normal IR nighttime settings, 0 false triggers and maybe 10 that were just slightly blurry and those were night pictures.
Night time you get great pictures, everything within 50 feet is clear and you can see out past 100 feet.
Only complaint so far is that it switches to night time at like 5-6pm, which it's under heavy tree cover and with the sun behind it so that might be playing a role(update this was the issue, moving to face south towards the sun extended daytime mode). Even using nighttime mode at 6pm in the summer it's still looks ok just a little saturated b/c of the extra light.
thus far have gotten 4,000 pictures over 1 month span and batteries (Energizer Lithium) are still showing full on the battery indicator.
15,000k+ pictures, 75%+ are night time with flash and the Energizer Lithium which I originally purchased and which have been installing and outside since August 2016 are still reading full battery on the indicator for the camera and still going strong!!!!!!
134 of 141 people found the following review helpful.
Two defective cams in a row
By Mr. D. Sullivan
[[VIDEOID:b16dd82a4901afdd04184f86e5ed33b5]] Maybe I just have bad luck, but both Essential E2s I have tried render many of the videos as pixellated beyond recognition--just a fuzzy image--can't see anything but static. Last night, 4 of 10 captured videos rendered like this. Maybe it is the humidity here or something (midwest). Is anyone else having this issue?
I contacted Bushnell support, and they wanted me to send it the E2 at my expense plus pay for return shipping and then wait 3-4 weeks for them to fix it and send a replacement. That's terrible customer service, especially for a new-to-market product. Anyway, looks like I will probably be trying Essential E2 number three, because when it works it is awesome. Hopefully I'll have better results with this one.
Edit: dropping to one star...Bushnell has the worst customer service of any company I've dealt with, ever (worse that cable companies). Their customer service dept asked for me to document the problem, so I took the time to upload the videos to drop box and emailed them the link; after I had proven the issue was real, customer service just stopped responding...I even emailed them from different accounts to make sure it wasn't a spam issue. Most recently, I emailed again to ask if they had any updates. A "senior engineer" emailed me back, said he would replace the camera (wasn't very polite about it)...said send him my address. I did. That was over a month ago. I heard nothing back. A company like this doesn't deserve anyone's business. I sent my Essential E2 back to the retailer and I'm getting a Browning Strike Force Elite. What a terrible company
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
Field Of View Is Ridiculously Narrow
As the title states, the Field Of View Is Ridiculously Narrow. Using this as a surveillance camera is sub-optimal. It's just too narrow and activity that is far away won't be caught by the sensor. About all this is good for is, say, monitoring a single man or garage door. Monitoring an *area*, oddly for a TRAIL camera, is an exercise in futility.