Most deer hunters, as well as other outdoor enthusiasts, want to know as much information about the game their area prior to and during the hunting season.
One of the best ways hunters can get this information is through the use of trail cameras, which can take images and recording video during both daytime and nighttime hours. Trail cameras can use a few different types of flash to get these images and videos at night. One of the most most popular types of flash uses low-glow infrared LEDs and today one of the most popular trail camera manufacturers is Moultrie.
Founded in the 1980’s, Moultrie offers a wide variety of wildlife products such as animal attractants, feeders, apparel and scouting cameras for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.
Moultrie’s feeders and other wildlife products are designed, tested, and used by hunters, game management pros, and other outdoor enthusiasts. In recent years Moultire’s game cameras have become increasingly popular as they continue to add new features and functionality to their product line.
The Moultrie trail cameras we have reviewed below offer a variety of features at various price points to appeal to a wide range of hunters.
There are two main types of flash technology used by trail cameras to capture images and video and night.
One type of flash is commonly referred to as low glow, which uses red infrared LEDs which emit a small amount of light (glow) when the camera is capturing videos and images at night.
The second most popular type of flash used by trail cameras is commonly called no glow or invisible LEDs. Unlike the low glow flash the no glow LEDs don't emit any light thereby keeping the camera undetectable at night. No glow cameras are most desirable for people who want to conceal the location of the camera. For example, people who are using them for security purposes or people who are hunting on public land where they think their camera might get stolen.
Trail cameras with no glow flash typically cost a bit more and have a smaller flash range than similarly equipped low glow cameras. So if you don’t need a no glow camera getting a low glow model might offer a better flash range while saving you some money.
When deciding which low glow game camera from Moultrie is the best one for you there are a few things you should consider.
If you are looking for a traditional game camera with top of the line features go no further than the Moultrie A-40. It has everything you want to satisfy your needs for years to come. Advantages over other Moultrie models include: increased image resolution of 16MP, increased flash range of 100 feet, a lightning fast 0.3 second trigger speed, increased battery life, 1080p video resolution WITH SOUND, and adds the temperature to the image stamp.
All of this comes wrapped up in Moultrie’s exclusive white oak camo pattern.
The only thing the A-40 doesn’t have that some other full featured trail cameras do is an LCD screen, but honestly at this price it is hard to complain. A video about the M-40 and its' features is below.
Have you ever had a stand that was in an area of open woods or by a field? If you are like us you have you probably have a hard time finding the ideal spot to place a trail camera, because traffic can come from anywhere. The Moultrie Panoramic 150 game camera helps solve this problem for you. With its’ 3 infrared motion sensors and 150-degree field of view the Moultrie Panoramic 150 covers more than 3 times the area of most traditional game cameras-making it harder for deer to slip by the camera.
The trail camera has an awesome 100 foot flash range and can take 48:9 super-wide panoramic images, but we wish that this camera had a higher image resolution to go along with the other great features, but the 8MP camera can more than get the job done. The trigger speed was is a respectable 1 second, which isn’t top of the line, and we are sorry to report that the camera isn’t Moultrie Mobile Compatible.
Moultrie Panoramic 150 is wrapped in a beautiful Mossy Oak Treestand camouflage to help conceal it in the woods.
In the end, despite a few features that could be a bit stronger, you will be hard pressed to find another low glow trail camera that can cover and much ground at such a relatively affordable price. Below is a video of the innovative Moultrie Panoramic 150 in action.
The Moultire A-30 game camera is in that sweet spot where performance meets affordability. For just a few dollars every key feature has been upgraded from the entry level Game Spy 2 Plus. The A-30 has improved image and video resolution, flash range, and trigger speed. Plus, it has a 16:9 aspect ration and is Moultrie Mobile Compatible.
The only thing we wish it had was a camo pattern on the exterior. But if maximum concealment isn’t something on your must have list this is a terrific camera.
When you compare it to other low glow trail cameras in its’ price range the A-30 compares very favorably.
The Moultrie A-35 Game Camera takes a step up from the solid A-30 camera. With its’ increased image resolution of 14MP and its’ longer flash range of 80 feet. This is full featured camera that is still value priced.
We are also pleased to report that this camera has the Moultrie Smokescreen Camo pattern for better concealment in the woods. Plus, it is Moultrie Mobile compatible in case you want to turn it into a cellular trail camera later on.
If you are on a budget it is hard to go wrong with the easy to use Moultrie Game Spy 2 Plus trail camera. The Game Spy 2 Plus is not only Moutrie’s most affordably-priced trail camera, but it is a solid performer with features that you won’t always find in this price range. Plus, it doesn’t force you to pay for some of the high-end features that you might not want or need.
It would be nice it this camera had a longer flash and detection range, better video quality, and a camo case, but with this value priced camera it is hard to complain. Plus, if you really want those things you can pay a few dollars more and move up to some Moultrie models that have those features.
If you are in the market for multiple trail cameras the affordable Game Spy 2 will allow you to get the cameras you need at a price that won’t break your bank account.
In the final analysis of Moultrie's low glow trail cameras it is really hard to make a bad decision. For people who are looking for a traditional trail camera we love the full-featured M-40, but we fully realize that for many situations the Panoramic 150 might be the better option.
Moultrie does a good job of covering several different price points and features in their trail camera lineup. So you should feel good about whichever Moultrie trail camera you choose.
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