Reviews of Best Moultrie Low Glow Game Cameras for 2018

Moultrie Low Glow Trail Cameras

Most deer hunters, as well as other outdoor enthusiasts, want to know as much information about the wildlife in 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 record 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.

Unlike some other companies that might only offer a couple of options, Moultrie has 7 low glow models to choose from in 2018. This makes it easier for people to find a model that meets their needs without having to pay extra money for features that they don't want or need. Combining these choices with a reputation for standing behind their products and you can understand why many people like to look at Moultrie when they are in the market to buy a new game camera.

We have reviewed all seven of their models for 2018 to help you quickly identify which model is the best for you and your unique situation.

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About the Company

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.

Their 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.

Moultrie has built a reputation for being a company that sells quality, dependable products that last. They only strengthen this reputation by backing-up almost every trail camera with a 2-year warranty.

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.

What is Low Glow Flash?

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 be at risk for getting 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.

Things To Consider When Choosing The Best Model For You

When deciding which low glow game camera from Moultrie is the best one for you there are a few things you should consider.

  1. How much do you have to spend?
  2. How many trail cameras to you need? If you need more than one camera you need to make sure that you don’t go over your budget. Luckily Moultrie has some very affordable options.
  3. Flash range. Not every low glow camera has the same flash range. The numbers of LEDs in each camera can vary, which impacts the effective range.
  4. Image stamps. Every Moultrie trail camera has an image stamp that provides you with key information such as camera ID, time, date, temperature and moon phase. However, not every trail camera provides all this information.
  5. Image quality. Compared to cameras from several years ago every camera has great image quality. That being said some models sport higher megapixels than others.
  6. Video quality. Trail cameras might record video in VGA, 720p HD, or 1080p HD. Yes, you can tell the difference in video quality when watching, but they all can get the job done.
  7. Audio. Only one of the low glow cameras from Moultrie includes audio in its’ video recording. A lot of people are fine without this option, but if this is important to you make sure that it is in included.
  8. Is the camera Moultrie Mobile compatible? If you are thinking that later on you might like to turn your Moultrie trail camera into a cellular trail camera make sure that it is Moultrie Mobile compatible. The innovative Moultrie Mobile Wireless Field Modem MV1 allows you to easily convert compatible existing Moultrie trail camera into a cellular trail camera.

Moultrie Low Glow Trail Camera Rankings and Reivews

#1 Moultrie M-40 Game Camera

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If you are looking for a traditional game camera with top of the line features go no further than the 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. 

Features/Specs:

  • Image Resolution: 16MP
  • Flash Range: 100 feet
  • Trigger Speed: 0.3 second
  • Video Resolution: 1080p HD with sound
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Power Source: 8 AA batteries
  • Battery life of up to 19,000 images
  • Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date, temperature, and moon phase
  • Moultrie Mobile Compatible
  • Uses up to 32 GB SDHC card

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    16MP image resolution
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    0.3 second trigger speed
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    100 foot flash range
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    Video Resolution: 1080p HD with sound
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    Great battery life
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    Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date, TEMPERATURE, and moon phase
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    Moultrie Mobile Compatible
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    White oak camo exterior

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    No LCD screen to preview images, which are common in full-featured trail cameras

#2 M-50 Game Camera

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The M-50 is Moultrie’s Most feature laden low glow trail camera. Combining a 20 megapixel camera with Moultire's Illumi-Night Sensor You can expect crisp pictures and videos regardless of the time of day or light conditions.

The backlit controls make for easy setup in low-light conditions and the 0.3 second trigger speed, 80 foot detection range, and the 100 foot flash range make it next to impossible for something to pass by without its’ image being captured.

This game camera comes with their standard 2-year warranty and is Moultrie Mobile Compatible. So you should feel good about being able to use this camera for years to come.

Features/Specs:

  • Image Resolution: 20MP
  • Flash Range: 100 feet
  • Trigger Speed: 0.3 second
  • Video Resolution: 1080p HD with sound
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Power Source: 8 AA cell batteries
  • Battery life of up to 19,000 images
  • Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date, temperature, and moon phase
  • Moultrie Mobile Compatible
  • Uses up to 32 GB SDHC card

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    20MP camera 
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    100 foot flash range
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    Easy to use
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    Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date, TEMPERATURE, and moon phase
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    Moultrie White Bark Camo exterior 
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    Moultrie Mobile Compatible

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    No LCD screen to preview images, which are common in full-featured trail cameras 
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    A bit higher priced than the similarly equipped M-40 model

#3 Moultrie A-30 Game Camera

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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.

Features/Specs:

  • Image Resolution: 12MP
  • Flash Range: 70 feet
  • Trigger Speed: <0.7 second
  • Video Resolution: 720p HD
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Power Source: 8 AA batteries
  • Battery life of up to16,000 images
  • Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date and moon phase
  • Moultrie Mobile Compatible
  • Uses up to 32 GB SDHC card

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    Great value
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    Easy to use
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    70 foot flash range
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    16:9 aspect ratio
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    Good battery life
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    720p HD video
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    Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date and moon phase
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    Moultrie Mobile Compatible

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    Temperature isn't part of the image stamp
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    No camo finish

#4 Moultrie A-35 Game Camera

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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.

Features/Specs:

  • Image Resolution: 14MP
  • Flash Range: 80 feet
  • Trigger Speed: <0.7 seconds
  • Video Resolution: 720p HD
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Power Source: 8 AA batteries
  • Battery life of up to 16,000 images
  • Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date and moon phase
  • Moultrie Mobile Compatible
  • Uses up to 32 GB SDHC card

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    Easy to use​​​​
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    80 foot flash range
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    Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date and moon phase
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    14MP Image resolution
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    Good battery life
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    Camo exterior
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    Moultrie Mobile compatible

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    Doesn’t have 1080p HD video recording

#5 Moultrie A-40 Game Camera

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The Moultrie A-40 is a good all around camera a reasonable price. The 14MP camera combined with the ability to record 720p HD video will more than satisfy most user’s needs. The Illumi-Night Sensor helps ensure clear nighttime images. Plus, the 70 foot flash and 70 foot detection ranges along with a trigger speed of less than 1 second make it difficult for anything to pass by the camera undetected.

This camera is also Moultrie Mobile compatible, which makes for a nice cellular trail camera.

Does this game camera have everything? No. It would be nice if it had an LCD screen. We would also like to see a the temperature included on the image stamp and the ability to record full HD video. However, what you need to remember with this camera is that it performs well with the features it does have and that is enough to more than satisfy most people. Combine that with Moutrie’s reputation for reliability and their 2-year warranty and this is a good camera to consider.

Features/Specs:

  • Image Resolution: 14MP
  • Flash Range: 70 feet
  • Trigger Speed: 0.7 second
  • Video Resolution: 720p HD with sound
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Power Source: 8 AA cell batteries
  • Battery life of up to 17,000 images
  • Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date, and moon phase
  • Moultrie Mobile Compatible
  • Uses up to 32 GB SDHC card

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    ​14MP camera​​​​
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    70 foot flash range
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    Easy to use
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    Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date, and moon phase
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    Moultrie Smokescreen camo exterior
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    Moultrie Mobile compatible

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    No LCD screen to preview images, which can be found on some other brands of trail cameras in this price range.
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    Temperature is not listed in the image stamp
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    720p video resolution. Some similarly equipped/priced models from other manufacturers record videos in full 1080p HD video resolution.

#6 Moultrie A-25 Game Camera

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Just because the A-25 is one of Moultire’s entry level models doesn’t mean that is isn’t a solid performer. The 12MP camera, 60 foot flash range, image stamp, and trigger speed of less than one second compares favorably with entry level cameras from other manufacturers. Plus, being Moultrie Mobile compatible gives this camera flexibility that most other cameras don’t have.

It is fair to note that even with all those positives the A-25 is missing some features that can be found on other entry level cameras. That being said the A-25 is a solid performer that is backed by a 2-year warranty. 

Features/Specs:

  • Image Resolution: 12MP
  • Flash Range: 60 feet
  • Trigger Speed: 0.9 second
  • Video Resolution: 720p HD
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Power Source: 8AA batteries
  • Battery life of up to 17,000 images
  • Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date, and moon phase
  • Moultrie Mobile Compatible
  • Uses up to 32 GB SDHC card

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    12MP camera
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    60 foot flash range
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    Easy to use
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    Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date, and moon phase
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    Good battery life
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    Moultrie Mobile compatible

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    No LCD screen to preview images, which can be found on some other brands of trail cameras in this price range.
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    Temperature is not listed in the image stamp
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    No camo finish on exterior

#7 Moultrie Game Spy 2 Plus

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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 option, 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.

Features/Specs:

  • Image Resolution: 9MP
  • Flash Range: 50 feet
  • Trigger Speed: 1 second
  • Video Resolution: VGA
  • 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Power Source: 6AA batteries
  • Battery life of up to 14,000 images
  • Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date and moon phase
  • NOT Moultrie Mobile Compatible
  • Uses up to 32 GB SDHC card

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    Most affordable trail camera Moutrie offers
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    Easy to use
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    Great Image Resolution for price
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    Image Stamp with camera ID, time, date and moon phase. Many cameras at this price point don’t have image stamps.

CONS

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    Only 50 foot flash range
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    NOT Moultrie Mobile Compatible
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    4:3 aspect ratio
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    VGA video resolution
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    No camo finish
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    Only has 1-year warranty. Other Moultrie Game cameras have a 2-year warranty.

Conclusion

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 the budget conscious buyers or people who need to buy multiple cameras the Game Spy 2 Plus 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.