Friday, 21 April 2017

Otters on trail camera

There is nothing better than watching otters on trail camera. They are playful, very skittish but you can watch them for hours. 

Various winter animals on trail camera

It is amazing what you can record on a trail camera. Here is a fine selection trail camera clips. Enjoy.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Love watching foxes play on trail camera. Check out this nice one from @camtraplive.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Special educational discounts

Over the years we have supplied camera equipment to thousands of educational intuitions from nursery to universities, from local groups to international organisations. 

We are always thrilled to hear that one of our cameras has been key to important research or inspired young minds to get into and help save nature.

To help more institutions use our technology, we are offering special educational discounts. We are unique as we like to:

  •  Understand your needs
  • Work to your budget 
  •  Choose the best technology for your needs
  • Support the projects for the longer term

This way you get 100% piece of mind that you are getting the best and saving money too.
Whatever your project, large or small, please click here to find out more. We will be happy to hear about your project and give you a FREE quote and advice.

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Friday, 10 March 2017

LIVE Balmoral Castle squirrel camera by handykam.com

We are happy to announce a new LIVE squirrel camera for Balmoral Castle. This fantastic outdoor HD IP camera, captures the delights of squirrels eating on a feeder. The camera technology streams to the web 24/7.  Check it out here

Keywords to help search
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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

£61 OFF Bushnell 119740 offer

 We are happy to announce another reduction in the Bushnell Natureview. What a camera, what a price.

This is an unbelievable price, with loads of features.

  • 14 megapixel rugged, waterproof outdoor camera with night vision and video recording
  • Records HD video 1920x1080 (True HD no interpolation)
  • Seperate colour LIVE viewer - Plugs into base and views
  • New 0.7 trigger speed
  • Time lapse recording
  • 2 x close-up lenses and water seals
  • GPS tagging - records location
  • Temperature - records temperature
  • Camera strap and clip
  • USB cable for connecting to a PC or MAC
  • AV cable to optionally watch on TV
  • Records sound
  • Wide screen video
  • Designed to hide easily
  • Built in temperature and moonphase indicator
  • 30 page detailed manual
Buy your Bushnell 119740 trail camera

Keywords to help search
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Monday, 6 March 2017

3 NEW Bushnell trail cameras from Handykam.com

We are always excited to see and offer the latest trail cameras. Bushnell are about to launch 5 new trail cameras. We will be stocking 3 of the better ones. Each are a major upgrade on the camera sensor, speed and settings. They are all available to buy.

Here are the specs

Bushnell Essential E3 119837
Cracking camera with high resolution and fast speed. The E3 is a perfect entry level camera.

The kit includes:
  • 16MP trail camera (Interpolated)
  • Strap and buckle
  • Handykam experts hints and tips
Here are the specs. More detail will follow soon.
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • Resolution Setting: 16MP
  • PIR Sensor:Low/Medium/High
  • Trigger speed: 0.3 sec
  • Night Vision Flash: Low-Glow 32 LED / 100feet
  • LCD Display: B&W Text LCD
  • Date/Time/Temp/Moon Stamp:Yes
  • GPS Geotag:No
  • Power Supply:AA (8)
  • Solar Compatible:No
  • Battery Life:Up to 12 Months
  • Video Resolution:1280x720p
  • Video Length:Up to 60 Seconds
  • SD Card Capacity:32GB
  • Field Scan 2X:Yes
  • Audio Record:Yes
  • Hybrid Capture:No
Buy here 

Bushnell Aggressor Low glow 119875
Camera has an impressive 24MP resolution with an extremely fast reaction speed. The new controllers are a lot better making it easier to use.

The kit includes:
  • 24MP trail camera (Interpolated)
  • Strap and buckle
Here are the specs. More detail will follow soon.
  • 24MP high-quality full colour resolution
  • HD Video – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • New built-in colour screen on this camo version
  • New Dynamic video – 1s to 2 minutes; PIR activity regulates length and stops recording after 5 seconds of inactivity (Night recordings between 5-60 seconds with LEDs on Low or Medium, 5 to 15 seconds with LEDs on High)
  • New pre-set menu choices based on location
  • New illuminated 5-button control
  • Hybrid capture mode; capture a full-res image and then take full-res video in same trigger
  • Day/night autosensor
  • 36 Low-Glow with 80? range, invisible to wildlife and people
  • Solar power compatible
  • Adjustable PIR (Lo/Med/High) or Auto PIR
  • 0.2 second trigger speed with improved 0.5 second recovery speed Programmable trigger interval: 1 sec. to 60 min.
  • Multi-image mode: 1-3 images per trigger
  • Video length: 1 second to 60 seconds, programmable
  • Field Scan time-lapse mode takes images at pre-set intervals, 1 minute to 60 minutes
  • Temperature range -5° F to 140° F
  • PIR sensor is motion activated out to 100?
  • Runs up to one year on one set of batteries
  • Adjustable web belt and 1/4-20 socket
Buy here

Bushnell Aggressor No Glow  119877
Camera has an impressive 24MP resolution with an extremely fast reaction speed. The new controllers are a lot better making it easier to use.

The kit includes:
  • 24MP trail camera (Interpolated)
  • Strap and buckle
  • FREE handykam.com expert tips
Here are the specs. More detail will follow soon.
  • 24MP high-quality full colour resolution
  • HD Video – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • New built-in colour screen on this camo version
  • New Dynamic video – 1s to 2 minutes; PIR activity regulates length and stops recording after 5 seconds of inactivity (Night recordings between 5-60 seconds with LEDs on Low or Medium, 5 to 15 seconds with LEDs on High)
  • New pre-set menu choices based on location
  • New illuminated 5-button control
  • Hybrid capture mode; capture a full-res image and then take full-res video in same trigger
  • Day/night autosensor
  • 48 No-Glow Black LEDs with 80? range, invisible to wildlife and people
  • Solar power compatible
  • Adjustable PIR (Lo/Med/High) or Auto PIR
  • 0.2 second trigger speed with improved 0.5 second recovery speed
  • Programmable trigger interval: 1 sec. to 60 min.
  • Multi-image mode: 1-3 images per trigger
  • Video length: 1 second to 60 seconds, programmable
  • Field Scan time-lapse mode takes images at pre-set intervals, 1 minute to 60 minutes
  • temperature range -5° F to 140° F
  • PIR sensor is motion activated out to 100?
  • Runs up to one year on one set of batteries 
  • Adjustable web belt and 1/4-20 socket
  • SD card slot
  • Fully weather proof
  • 2 year warranty
Click here

Other models Bushnell's have brought out are:
Bushnell Aggressor 119874, Bushnell Aggressor 119876
These are the non camo versions of the same cameras above.

If you are not sure which one to buy. Please feel free to contact one of the expert camera team 01209 313 579.

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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Who has been eating the bird food?

A strange issue was happening on a bird table which could be happening everywhere. Food was  topped up daily and yet vanished very quickly. Despite a sneaky peek to see, the culprit was never spotted. A motion triggered Natureview HD trail camera was popped in front to solve the mystery. Was it sparrows, starlings, crows?….Mmm, check out this footage….

Mystery solved!
Trail cameras can always surprise… often spotting something never seen before. They are super easy to setup, often setup to record a particular bird or animal, but end up filming something very different.

Trail cameras are amazing as they can record any motion in the garden. No waiting outside with video camera! The cameras are motion triggered to film either video or stills straight to a removeable SD card. The Natureview trail camera is a lovely camera as you get full HD images and video with audio. Also, you get a couple of close-up lenses to get cracking close-ups. Perfect for solving those garden mysteries.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Trail camera offer

At handykam.com we try to give the best service for the best price. We are pleased to announce £52 off the Bushnell flagship Natureview Trail camera.

The Bushnell Natureview 119740 is often the trail camera of many wildlife filmers of all abilities. It features 14 megapixel video and photo capture. The other unique features are a set of two close-up lenses, giving you detailed close-ups. It also has separate viewer allowing you to see what the camera is seeing as well as reviewing your masterpieces.

The speed and quality of the recordings is impressive, making it stand out as a premium quality trail camera. As a result from its features, we have been able to supply the BBC, National Trust, ZSL to name a few.

We are also offering a FREE lock and expert hints and tips on using your trail camera.  If you don't have one, now is the time to spoil yourself or others with this new offer. Check out the discount Bushnell 119740 trail camera.

Keywords to help search
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Go compare....trail camera comparison guide.

Go compare...go compare....

We are often asked which trail camera has the best features and what would be suitable for particular needs. This is often a million dollar question as they are often jam packed with features and hard to compare....enter the handykam.com trail camera comparison guide!

We have spent a lot of time compiling a comprehensive comparison chart that will help you get the answers you need. The nice thing is that all the features are easily compared giving you an informed view.

Failing this, if you need expert advice, please give us a call on 01209 313 579 and we will be happy to help.

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Buzzard caught on trail camera

Watching wildlife in its habitat is one of the best things. We are always happy and amazed to see our customer footage. Sometimes it can be a real surprise.

Yesterday, we received some stunning footage of a Buzzard caught recorded on Bushnell trail camera. It was fantastic footage filmed by Mr T at the Pensans school. The camera was filmed with a Bushnell and edited together into a short movie.

Mr T noticed that buzzard always visited a certain branch on the tree. The camera was positioned on an adjustment branch giving a fantastic birds eye view of the bird and its habitat.

Common Buzzard facts
  • Latin name - Buteo buteo
  • Common name - Eurasian buzzard
  • Av wingspan - 115-130cm
  • Average adult can over 50cm
  • Inhabit forests and areas of scattered woodland
  • Mostly eats carrion and earthworms
  • They now breed in most of counties in UK
Trail cameras are brilliant for capturing these magical moments. Why not treat yourself to a trail camera and see what you can film.

Thank you Mr T and the Pensans School.

Keywords to help search
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Thursday, 16 February 2017

DigiMiniCam HD footage

There is something really exciting about new technology. With our new 2MP digi mini cam HD there has been a huge amount of interest. 

The cameras are 2MP HD, streaming at full 1080p. They have been made to have auto colour enhancement with auto calibrated night vision. Check out the definition:

As you can see that they are a stunning quality for an impressive price. This mini IP camera perfect HD upgrade to your camera bird box. The cameras are so small you can use them covertly in many applications. All you do is plug them into your router and access them via an app or software on any device. They are ideal for wildlife watching and covert CCTV.

You can either buy the HD nest camera kit or HD nest camera box kit or HD nest camera on its own. Get yours today as they are ground breaking product unique to handykam.com.

Keywords to help search
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

National Nest Box Week - FREE gift

National Nest Box Week (NNBW) takes place each year from 14-21 February. It is a time why, everyone is encouraged to put up a nest box in order to help bird numbers.

It is amazing how many birds are struggling to find places to raise a brood. By popping up a box, you will not only help increase bird numbers it helps the wider biodiversity too.

Another good idea is to pop up a camera bird box. This way, you can watch them too. This year we have launched a new web ready HD IP camera box. This features a full HD camera bird box you can watch and enjoy 24/7. Also, if you order any of our camera bird boxes during the week, you will receive a FREE gift too.

So, go for it, check out our camera nest boxes. This way, you will help local birds as well a giving your family, school lots of enjoyment too. Go for it - get treat yourself and your birds with a camera bird box.

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Camera trap typos

We have a lot of people searching for trail cameras. It’s amazing what they type in to find us. There must a lot of strange keyboards out there, or drink induced surfing.

To help find our trail cameras, we compiled a list of search words:

Trale camera
Trail kam
Trail camz
trofie cam
agressor trail camera
aggresor trail camera
Little acorn
litle acorn
Bushell trail camera
Bushnel trail camera

Check out handykam.com trail cameras

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Bushnell camera, Bushnell trail camera

Over the years, we have carried all the major Bushnell trail cameras that come available. In the early days they were large, chunky with low resolution footage. Today they are high quality HD systems with Swiss army knife type features. (Except without the scissors or tooth pick)

At handykam.com we can help you choose the best one for your needs. We also include FREE expert tips and hints as well as a 2 year official UK guarantee.

Check the range out at handykam.com – Official UK Bushnell reseller

Latest in range: Bushnell E2, Essential, Natureview, Trophy camera, Aggressor 119739, 119836, 119518, 119777, 119740, 119598

Keyword to help search
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Saturday, 11 February 2017

FREE expert trail camera tips and advice

They always say that there is always a huge learning curve with new technology. Trail cameras are no exception. You have to get your head around the technology and then master the art of using it. Here at handykam.com we have decided to give all new users a huge springboard forward. We have included a list of FREE advice and tips with each new trail camera bought from us. This valuable advice has come from years of distilled knowledge and understanding from using trail cameras and customers/experts who have used them.

Hopefully with the tips, they will allow users to know more, faster and hopefully get the most out of the technology. This expert advice is only available at handykam.com

Keywords to help search
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Friday, 10 February 2017

What is the best trail camera?

We are often asked…what is the best trail camera and why is it the best? This all depends on what you want from your trail camera. Over the years, we have seen trail cameras the size of brief cases recording postage stamp images to hand held broadcast quality electronics. As they have evolved, quality has improved and features have been loaded.  It all depends on the what you are looking for at what level. Normally, there are three levels with requirements:
  • Takes good pics and video
  • Easy to use
  • Takes good pics and video
  • Easy to use
  • Control on various shots
Pro user
  • Takes great pictures and video
  • Control on various shots
  • Maximum resolution with less compression
  • Extra features

We have helped many thousands of customers choose the best trail camera over the years. We normally walk with our customers through their requirements, their abilities and find the best trail camera for them. Chat to us or e-mail today and we will help you choose the best camera.

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What is this on my trail camera?

Imagine witnessing this in your garden?
 How amazing would that be? Well, most customers who buy trail cameras set out to film something, only to find something else as well.

The footage is of a mystery animal in Sydney. Apparently, it walks like a cat but looks like a wallaby. The trail camera records all the action. This is a complete mystery for now, but only possible with a trail camera.

We have a wide range of trail cameras from £100. Check them out and see what is in your garden. 

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Thursday, 9 February 2017

What are trail cameras or camera traps?

A camera trap is not a big man trap catching poor cameras that trip into its jaws?..Don't run, they are cracking little motion activated cameras, recording moving creatures in front of it.  Trail cameras can seem a mystery, but don't worry, they are very useful gadgets to have.

Over the years, we have supplied many thousands of trail cameras to individuals and to large institutions like the BBC, WWF, National Trust to name a few. What are they, where do they come from?

We outline a few bits of useful information about trail cameras on our website www.handykam.com.

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Handykam.com in The Telegraph

We at handykam.com were very grateful to see us mentioned in the gardening section of The Telegraph newspaper.

The article talked about the importance of doing something for your birds on National Bird Box Week (February 14th).

If we do a little something for our birds, it will not only help our native population, but you will enjoy them for years to come.

There is no better example than the HD camera nest box. This premium kit allows you to watch your birds in full HD. This not only helps encourage broods, but gives your brood so much enjoyment too.

Thank you The Telegraph. Check the article out at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/problem-solving/make-garden-airbnb-nesting-birds/ 

© www.handykam.com

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Auto video recording on your MAC

New software - Automatically record LIVE video straight onto your MAC when you are not around.

Handykam.com proudly presents the new MAC recording software. The software allows you to record any time or day from one or multiple streaming cameras.  The software is designed to be compatible with a huge range of cameras. It is really easy to use with many features.

The software is perfect for recording most things, from wildlife to security issues. This one of the best recording software applications for the Mac as it is jam packed full of features.
  • Records LIVE video to computer or external drive
  • Records with motion or sound trigger
  • Multi-camera display – Upto 76 camera
  • Continuous capture, motion capture – Flexible recording options with notifications, alarms and scheduled throughout the week
  • Alert via e-mail
  • Web server – Built in web server to stream over the web
  • iPhone, iPad, and Apple compatible
  • Assign cameras names and have text, time overlay
  • PTZ (Pan zoom and tilt support
  • Real-time compression – High quality video and audio compression
  •  ONVIF support – This means that it is compatible with most digital and analogue cameras today
The software is perfect for:
  • Camera bird boxes
  • Wildlife cameras
  • Security
  • loads more.

Check out more about the Mac motion recording software from handykam.com.

© handykam.com

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

14MP trail camera - New Product

We see many trail cameras and always excited to see newer models. We are happy to announce a new addition to the Bushnell trail camera family.

The new Bushnell 119777 camo version is a stunning bit of technology. It sports a 14MP resolution recording giving you high end HD stills and video. The camera has a super fast trigger speed giving good day and night pictures.

These trail cameras are perfect for wildlife watching and surveillance.

Full of features
  • Wireless Connectivity:No
  • Resolution Setting: 14MP
  • PIR Sensor: Low/Med/High/Auto
  • Night Vision Flash: 48 Black LED, 80'
  • LCD Display: B&W Text LCD
  • Data Stamp:Yes
  • GPS Geotag:No
  • Power Supply:AA (4-8)
  • Solar Compatible:Yes
  • Battery Life:Up to 1 year
  • Video Resolution:1920x1080p
  • Video Length:Up to 60 seconds
  • SD Card Capacity:32 GB
  • Field Scan 2X:Yes
  • Audio Record:Yes
  • Baro Stamp: Yes
Great price with extras too
  • 14MP trail camera
  • Strap and buckle
  • FREE extras worth upto £20.00 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE 4GB memory card worth £6.95 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE USB dual card reader worth £5.00 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE Full set of batteries worth £7.20 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE 1m lockable cable with lock and 2 x keys worth £9.95 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE Strap and buckle


If you purchase this today, you will receive handy tips guide FREE along with your instructions.

We have compiled a list of top tips from 1000's of customers which will help you in every aspect of using the product.

The tips are written and edited by experts and ideal way of getting the best out of your purchase.

Exclusive to those who buy this handykam.com product only.
Check out the new Bushnell agressor 119777 trail camera.

Keywords to help search
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DigiMiniCam HD - New product

Introducing the DigiMiniCam HD exclusively from handykam.com. 

This network ready cam is jam packed with features that simply make it a class of its own. The tiny 2MP HD quality is ideal for wildlife and CCTV surveillance and much, much more. Once you have seen the quality for the price, you will want to film a lot more.

5 years in development
Over 5 years ago we released the worlds first commercial IP bird box camera system. The digital ready camera system was very popular but limiting. Roll on 5 years later, we have pushed forward with a fantastic new mini camera range of products.

Smart phone, tablet and computer ready
All you do is plug the camera into your router and access it on your smart phone, tablet or computer. With a couple of extra steps you can also allow access from the world.

Features delux

  • Camera – 2MP IP camera with IR and sound
  • System – Embedded RTOS, dual core 32bit
  • Sensor – 2.0MP (1080p) 1/2.7 CMOS sensor, 0.1Lux @ F1.2
  • Vid compression – H.264
  • Image output – Main stream 1920x1080(15fps) 1280 x 720/704*576 sub streams
  • Shutter – 1/50 (1/60)s to 1/10,000s
  • Lens – 3.6mm M12 interchangeable lens
  • Day/Night – Infra-red 940nm with LDR sensor set to 1 LUX switch
  •  Noise reduction – Yes/2D and 3D
  • Wide dynamic – Digital
  • Interface – 1 * RJ45 10/100m with POE – RTSP/FTP/PPPOE/DHCP/NTP/UPnP
  • Audio – Yes
  • Reliability – Tested up 65deg / Lightning passed
  • Other function – OSD, video transmission, motion detect, alarms, PC storage
  • Interface platform – Ms Explorer
  • ONVIF – Yes
  • Image enhancement – Yes – Brightness, contrast, auto white balance etc
  • Power – 12v/1A POE incorporated  with separate DC for testing
  • Housing  - Solid composite metal
  • Mounting – Swivel and tilt bracket with 5mm hole for bolt and wingnut
  • Finish – Matt black
So whether you are upgrading your camera bird box or want a covert IP camera, this is the camera for you.

Different flavours
We have launched our new IP camera on its own, in an ip camera kit or a complete ip camera bird box kit. 
Check it out:

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Monday, 23 January 2017

New 12mm lens close-up lens

Get closer to your subject with our new high quality 12.3mm lens. The lens in compatible with all our mini cameras and allow you to get detailed close-ups. For example, you could have this on a nest box camera and it will give you a detailed view of your feathered visitors.
This board mounted lens gives an impressive 22 degree view and perfect for allowing you to place the camera away, while bringing the subject closer.

All you do is simply unscrew the lens and screw in this lens.  Check out the lens and order one today. Click here

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Exclusive Handy tips

We are happy to announce FREE Handy Tips to all our camera bird box and trail camera customers.

At handykam.com, we not only use our products, but we like to learn how they are used and how you can get the best out of them.

Over the years, we have collated a range of tips from using the products, from our customers and experts in the field. As a way of a big 'thank you', we thought we would pass this valuable knowledge onto our customers so they can enjoy them fully, saving time in the process.

Therefore, if you are buying a camera bird box or trail camera from handykam.com, we will include this information for FREE. This is only available at handykam.com only.

Keywords to help search
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Saturday, 3 December 2016

IP wildlife and CCTV cameras

....HD IP cameras now available
We are happy to announce the launch of a range of IP cameras. IP cameras or Internet Protocol cameras are high quality HD cameras that give outstanding quality video and pictures. IP cameras are an important development in camera technology as they are computer ready. This means that they can plug into any router, network and be accessible on any device.

Handykam.com have been leaders in developing high quality wildlife cameras. We are happy to introduce a range of high end cameras to compliment our existing range.

IP cameras are perfect as they plug into your network and you can then access it anywhere on any device.

We have not been happy with past technology, but are happy now to offer a range.

At handykam.com we choose the best technology and the most user friendly too. We even include FREE motion camera software.

These kits are ideal for getting the best:
  • Wildlife camera footage
  • CCTV security footage.
They of the highest quality and represent the value for money. Have a look and if there are any questions please give us a call or order today.

IP bullet camera kit or IP HD camera kit with audio


Keywords to help search
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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Eak!..what trail camera should I get? Choosing the right trail camera

Trail cameras or camera traps are a unique bit of technology. They are the eyes and ears when you are not around. Once setup and left, their mission is to automatically record any movement and writing a video or still to an SD card. Part of the magic is popping out the next morning, retrieving your camera to see what midnight antics have been going on while you are asleep.

Most trail cameras today are jam packed with features, but share similar general features like:
  • Triggered by motion
  • Records video or stills
  • Saves to SD card with time and date stamp
  • Runs on batteries
However, most trail camera manufacturers release yearly models have incremental features like:
  • Higher photo or video resolutions
  • Faster triggers speeds
  • More controls on record times and strength of sensitivity
Major trial camera features
If you are just after a camera that records day and night then most of the handykam.com trail cameras will be perfect. However, other major features people sometimes ask for are:
  • Does it record audio?
  • Does it have a colour playback screen?
  • Can I set the camera between day or night?
  • Does it have no glow LED’s? (Mainly for security)
If these are important, please have a look at the specifications for these. Most deluxe or new features are designed for specific applications. If you are not sure check out our trail camera comparison chart.

Alternatively, have a good look at our full range of trail cameras  

Don’t despair
If you are really left scratching your head, please give us a call on 01209 313579 and we will be happy to go through a few options and get you the best camera for your needs.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Digital Microscope clearance special offer

Today, we have a special offer of a Digital Microscope. This little beauty can allow you to pop items underneath it as well as larger objects and view them upto x120! The digital microscope allows you to connect to a PC and view and grab stills. Perfect gift for any budding naturalist. Grab this bargain as there are only a couple left.

Normally £73 on Amazon - Handykam.com price - £40
Contact us on 01209 313 579 or sales@handykam.com

Climate disrupting UK wildlife

Major study confirms that climate change is effecting UK wildlife. Global warming is causing breeding and migration cycles of related plants and animals to fall out of sync with potential impacts on entire ecosystems, research shows. Read more here

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Long time no post..

Blogger is back....
The handykam.com blogger blog is back. The reason for its absence is that we have been concentrating on content to our website. However, we have asked to bring it back. Also, we have so much to share with everyone and thought it was good to get back to sharing the latest handykam.com, camera and technology news....Please follow this blog for more really useful information.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Camera bird box features - bird box clip

Features of handykam.com camera bird box - securing clip
Most of our bird boxes and camera bird boxes come with a secure clip. This is a high grade plastic latch which is attached to the lid and is secured to the box by a brass panel pin. Why have this feature I hear you ask. Well, with a clip you are able to secure the lid down with the worry of wind lifting the lid or more importantly stopping predation. A lot of squirrels are very intelligent and can easily get into a camera nest box. With this feature, the box is secure to allow a bird to raise a brood safely.

The latch is a high quality UV protective plastic. The nail is a stainless steel or brass tack, designed to last for a long time. Another great feature of our boxes.

More information
All types of boxes
Wired camera bird box
Wireless camera bird box

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Camera bird box features - Ventilation holes

Features of handykam.com camera bird box - Ventilation holes

All our camera bird boxes come with 5mm holes drilled into the base. This helps circulation of air during throughout the box as well as drainage if there was any sudden flooding or leakage from nesting material.

With ventilation holes the boxes temperature is regulated thus helping the success rate of broods.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Feeding birds over Christmas

The weather seems to be getting worse every year and as we arrive at Christmas. It seems it is not getting any better either. This may be an 'age thing' to say this, but evidence does show that we are getting more extremes in conditions. Nobody knows this more than our native songbirds. Every day, rain or shine, they have to get up and find a huge volume of food every day. It is like sleeping on a park bench and having to find food with no wallet, phone or fridge. Birds do need to eat regularly as they are very active, lose a lot of heat through being small and having a huge surface area. Having extremes of weather can really make it a challenge for birds.

Down but not out

Certain bird numbers have reduced. In fact, sparrows have got to record lows as feeding habitats have changed. There has been research that over the years we have cleaned up our gardens and reduced natural feeding corridors for birds. By feeding birds you could be helping make the difference to numbers. Some say that by feeding, we are interfering with nature. The fact is that everything we do we are effecting habitats already. By feeding birds you are at least giving them a chance to survive in ever challenging times.

Save and enjoy
While you are feeding, why not monitor and enjoy them by using a mini camera. With a camera bird feeder you can keep an eye on your bird numbers as well as enjoy them too. They are a fantastic way of getting really close to your birds from the comfort of your own home.

Go for it, spare a little food over the festive period. There has never been a better time than now It may make the difference this winter and beyond.

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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Christmas - Top 3 tips on finding the best camera bird box

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It is a great time to celebrate and reflect on a hectic year with family and friends. One of the hardest jobs is to find perfect gifts for everyone. At handykam.com, we have had years of supplying the perfect gifts. We pride ourselves in helping people choose the best camera bird box, wildlife or trail cameras available. Not only do we help choose the perfect gift, we also offer them at a great price, including everything you need too. A perfect gift for you, the recipient and the birds too.

However, here are some vital tips on choosing the best camera bird box system.

TIP 1 – Quality

Look at a few bird boxes and compare the quality. Try to examine the build, finish, waterproofing, lastability etc. All handykam.com boxes are made out of high quality 19mm cedar or pine. The boxes are crafted in our Cornish workshops from guys with years of experience. We design boxes that not only suitable for all our songbirds but designed to last.

TIP 2 – Value for money
Look at what is included in your kit for the price. Some kits simply just include a camera with an ordinary bird box. All handykam.com boxes are slightly bigger than average boxes to help the birds raise their brood as well as giving you the best camera view. We also include everything in the kit so you don’t have to zoom around buying extra bits to get started. This allows you to site your box in many ways.

TIP 3 – Hidden bonus extras
Look for the hidden extra benefits. At handykam.com, we go beyond the norm and include lots of little extras including hole sizers, tree protectors, fixtures and fittings etc. Another bonus is that we include a wonderful manual with easy to follow instructions, offers on delivery and unrivalled help and support for years to come.
Hopefully, with these tips you are able to find the best camera bird box. Don’t forget at handykam.com we have everything instock and FREE delivery too. It can’t get better than that.

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