Moultrie Trail Camera Reviews

Moultrie Trail Camera Reviews

Moultrie is a company focused on providing hunters, nature enthusiasts, and game management folk the tools they need to do what they love. Besides manufacturing deer feeders and selling hog attractants, they also possess a variety of game cameras and accessories. We’ve noticed more than a few of Moultrie’s trail camera products and found a few worth further review. In case you haven’t looked yet, we have an article covering trail camera basics that will help inform you of what to look for when purchasing a Moultrie trail camera, or any other trail camera for that matter.

 

As a review, you should keep an eye on at least the following qualities when looking for any game camera.

Trail Camera Basics to Remember

  • Battery Life – This goes without saying, but it is important to have adequate battery life here.  The reason being is that you don’t want to have to worry about making a trip out to pick up your trail camera, only to find out the batteries are dead.  Pay attention to this one!
  • Custom Features – Video length, cluster photos, and available USB ports, are just a few of the custom features you can find in a trail camera.  You may prefer video to photo or cluster photo. The benefit of cluster photos is ensuring you will get at least one shot that catches the animal if they are on the move.
  • Maximum Megapixels – Generally, more is better; but that’s not always the case.  Maximum megapixels while maintaining the best picture quality is much better.  Look for one with high megapixels and high clarity.
  • Image Clarity – To us, this is simply the most important factor.  Far too often we see cameras that brag about the number of megapixels they have, but when it comes to clarity they fall short!
  • Infrared Flash Distance – This is important for night time pictures.  You can use your judgement, but this might be one of the factors you can take less of, in order to get better clarity or better battery life.

 

Models of Moultrie Trail Camera Reviewed

 

Moultrie Panoramic 150 Game Camera

 

The Moultrie Panoramic 150 is a unique camera in that it carries a panoramic, 150º photo option. This can be incredibly appealing to hunters desiring a wide field of view from their game cameras. It can take up to 90 seconds of video in the day, which is 50% longer than the videos provided by our reviewed Bushnell models. However, night videos can only be 20 seconds long, likely due to the battery drain by the IR light. It is a versatile game camera, and I enjoy the panoramic photo option.

 

  • 8MP Resolution (interpolated)
  • Between 35- to 45-foot detection range
  • 6 C Batteries (life varies greatly based on panoramic, night, and video use; alkaline only)
  • 32GB Max SD Storage
  • Up to 90 Seconds of Video During Day (20 seconds at night)

Pros:

  • Video Duration
  • Panoramic Photo Option

Cons:

  • Questionable Trigger Speed

 

 

Moultrie M-880 Low Glow Game Camera

 

This Moultrie M-880 Game Camera has improved trigger speed over the panoramic model. This means you’ll miss less action when critters are on the move. It has a wide night photo range, though its motion detection range is similar to the panoramic model. Instead of funky C batteries, this model uses standard AAs, which I personally find more convenient since they can be found almost anywhere while I’m on the road. Being only slightly more expensive (at the time of writing) than the panoramic model, the M-880 is solid and a great find.

 

  • 8MP Resolution (interpolated)
  • 1-second Trigger Speed
  • Between 35- to 45-foot detection range
  • Up to 100-foot night photo range
  • 8 AA Batteries (should last for about 9,500 images)
  • 32GB Max SD Storage
  • Up to 90 Seconds of Video During Day (20 seconds at night)

Pros:

Cons:

  • Marginally more expensive than the previous model
  • Some users dislike the low red glow.

 

 

Moultrie M-990i No Glow Game Camera

 

This Moultrie trail camera M-990i model does away with the unsettling glow of the previous model. It also possesses the most rapid trigger speed of the three models, as well as the highest resolution options. Note that higher resolutions are calculated using interpolation and just waste SD storage space, so you’ll likely be better off using a 4MP resolution setting than the 10MP setting. With this model, you’re mostly paying for the completely invisible flash and the rapid trigger speed. That said, I’m fond of catching creatures on the move, so this model made its way into the Moultrie trail camera reviews.

 

  • 10MP Resolution (interpolated)
  • < 1-second Trigger Speed
  • Between 35- to 45-foot detection range
  • Up to 70-foot night photo range
  • 8 AA Batteries (should last for about 9,500 images)
  • 32GB Max SD Storage
  • Up to 90 Seconds of Video During Day (20 seconds at night), Audio optional

Pros:

  • Invisible flash
  • Quick trigger speed

Cons:

  • Marginally more expensive than the previous model

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