Bushnell Core DS-4K No Glow trail camera review

Want to capture video and stills of hard-to-photograph critters day or night? The all-seeing Bushnell Core DS-4K No Glow trail camera could be the answer

Bushnell Core DS-4K No Glow
(Image: © Gavin Stoker/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Straightforward-in-use, the dual sensors of the tree bark camouflaged Bushnell Core DS-4K No Glow trail camera, variously optimized for day and night capture, provide a best of both worlds approach. With settings tweaked via a tiny LCD screen, curious observers can remotely capture up to 4k video or 32 megapixel stills of skittish wildlife without having to be in the vicinity at the time.


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    4K video clips up to 30fps capture speed

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    32 megapixel stills

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    Motion detector has four sensitivity settings


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    Trial and error and a period of familiarity required to achieve usable results

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    6x AA batteries and memory card required for use

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    No GPS functionality

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Want to get closer to nature, yet from the comfort, safety and warmth of your own home? We’re all aware of surveillance cameras, as a feature of everyday existence. Well, a ‘trail camera’ is a surveillance camera and more – its built-in sensors detecting movement and automatically triggering the taking of a photograph or recording of a video sequence when any subject approaches – which means the user doesn’t need to be anywhere in the vicinity at the time the images are being taken. In fact, as trail cameras are used to keep watch on and track skittish wildlife, the best results are going to be achievable when there’s no human around to disturb proceedings. 

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Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.