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Moultrie Digital Game Camera Trail Cameras (m-s)

Trail Cameras (m-s) Manufacturer: Moultrie
Moultrie Model: Digital Game Camera
Review Category: Trail Cameras (m-s)

Purchase: Trail Cameras (m-s) Purchased at Bass Pro Shops on sale for $99.95. I'd been wanting a digital trail cam, and for $100, I figured it would be hard to go wrong, so I gave it a try.

Things I like about the Moultrie Digital Game Camera Trail Cameras (m-s): Simple and easy to set up and use, although a bit limited in functions. Even at only 1.3 megapixels, the images are crisp and clear, in either normal or high quality settings. It can do video or still pictures, and has several settings for delay, number of pictures taken and has date and time stamp on photos (along with a camera ID # in case you have several cameras). You can use a SD memory card (up to 256MB), or use the onboard memory and access with either a TV out orUSB connection to a PC or other device. It uses a 6V 6ah lantern battery (I picked up a couple of rechargable ones to swap), which will power it for a good week with fairly heavy use.

What I don't like about the Moultrie Digital Game Camera: The sensor actually only trips at around 15-17 feet away, and has a fairly narrow range (about 20-degrees). Reaction time when tripped isn't too bad, but I'd advise pointing it up a trail more than across it in order to be sure you get better pictures. The *strings* they provide to attach it to a tree are a joke, and there's no cable to lock it. I simply used bungee cords and made a little cable from 1/8" steel cable, but the all-plastic attachment and lock points make it difficult to secure.

Trail Cameras (m-s) Digital Game Camera quality: The unit is entirely plastic, but is pretty solid and wel-made overall. It seems to seal very well, and has four thicker tabs to attach it, although these are all-plastic and could be cut by a determined theif, as could the lock hasp. The switches and buttons inside are easy to use and seem fine.

Digital Game Camera summary: You get what you pay for: For $100 it seems like a pretty decent deal. It has some limitations, but so far functions well overall. You need to be careful setting it up so as to consider the narrow range, but it takes good pictures and doesn't seem to have that long of a delay, really. Setting it up is simple and easy. I'd recommend getting two rechargeable batteries and two SD cards so you can easily swap them when checking your pictures. Just plan to provide your own fastemers and cable lock. It was more than worth the $100 to have a digital trail camera. I'll plan to buy a second one soon.

Rating for this Moultrie product: 3

Author of this review on Moultrie Trail Cameras (m-s): jdm

Date: 2005-09-08

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