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The Moultrie M-880 Low Glow Game Camera is an 8.0 megapixel Low Glow Infrared mini game camera. There is a night sensor which results in clear night light images and to reduce motion blur at night it uses the ‘Motion Freeze’ feature. The box package includes the game camera, one mounting strap, and user guide. The night range is an unmatched 100 feet. The trail camera provides the facility of high definition video recording (720pixel) feature with sound. It features four operational modes which can be customized according to your requirements. These modes are:
Motion Detect Mode
It uses a motion sensor equipped with Passive Infrared which is triggered by movement and/or heat within a 50 feet range. The motion detect mode has a great trigger speed of 1 second. It enters a sleep state when not triggered which is called ‘Motion Detect Delay’. The camera detects a delay in motion and this mode saves battery power. ‘Multi-shot Mode’ can snap multiple photos, it needs to be either triggered or in burst mode.
Time Lapse Mode
In this mode the Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor is disabled and the camera uses a countdown timer to trigger. The time lapse interval can be set as desired from 10 seconds to 24 hours, there are 13 different interval settings as well.
In the hybrid mode, the time lapse mode is in operation but Passive Infrared (PIR) motion detector is not disabled. In this mode, Passive Infrared acts as the trigger.
The infrared technology used in this game camera is one of the best available, it can light objects up to 100 feet range. There are two settings in this mode: Motion freeze and extended flash.
Specification And Features Of The Moultrie M-880 Low Glow
This game camera has an 8 Mega Pixel camera with high definition video recording and a long night range (100 feet as advertised). The photo resolution setting can be changed: Low (0.9MP), medium (2MP), high (4MP) or enhanced (8MP).This camera provides unmatchable picture clarity for both night and daylight photos. It provides a 50-degree horizontal field of view. The camera can be set for 5/10/30 second delay and 1/5/10/30 minute delay as well. The video resolution can also be set to two different options: low VGA (640 X 480) and medium (1280 X 720). The camera is sturdy and weather proof. It is easy to hide as well because of the color of the case.
The four modes of operation are easy to use and very helpful and function efficiently. This Low Glow Game Camera features less than 1 second triggering time. The range is up to 100 feet even for night light, which is a very impressive feature. Motion freeze blur reduction results in almost no or very less blurred images, and this feature actually works very well. The Illumi-Night sensor provides very bright and clear night time images. All images and videos are in 16:9 widescreen aspect ratios. Moon phase, time, date, temperature and unique camera ID with the location is stamped on each capture. Here is a night sample shot:
The 8 set AA lithium batteries can support up to 13,500 images as advertised, but actually, the battery drains faster and it can only capture up to 10,000 images with some additional video playback on average. The picture delay settings can be 5, 15, or 30 seconds with a delay option ranging from 1 to 60 minutes. The camera is well protected with an integrated mounting bracket with Python security cable compatibility.
- Dimensions: 5 X 4.5 X 3 inches
- Uses 8 AA batteries
- Supports up to 13,500 image captures
- 32 powerful LED’s
- Time, date, temperature, moon phase, and camera ID on each capture with location
- 32 GB memory card slot
- 1-year warranty
- 100 feet day/night range
- 12-volt external power source option
Performance And Battery
This Moultrie Low Glow Game Camera uses a set if 8 AA lithium batteries, which can support up to 13,500 images (as advertised). The set of batteries is expected to last a year, but actually, it hardly lasts 8 to 9 months. The camera is high on power consumption because of its high-resolution images and video capture. However, an additional feature is the availability of an external power source option. It is compatible with 12 volt DC external power source. It also allows for an AC power source, which allows high performance and durability.
This camera is a high technology device and is also compatible with Wi-Fi SD cards, which allows the user to transfer images wirelessly. But, it supports Wi-Fi cards from certain manufacturers only, it supports Eye-Fi brand but does not support another famous brand X2.
There is a “Managed Memory” feature, which helps to keep memory usage in check. There are two modes: Normal and Overwrite oldest. In normal, the camera stops recording any further when the memory is full. While in ‘Overwrite Oldest’ the oldest pictures and recordings are deleted automatically to make space. This feature manages the memory and ensures good product performance.
- Outstanding battery life
- Good time lapse software
- Accurate trigger speed
- Password protected (5-digit code)
- Four easy to use operating modes
- Sturdy and compact weather-proof case, easy to hide
- Out of focus pictures
- High battery consumption
Moultrie Game Spy M-880 8 Mega Pixel Illumi-Night Low Glow Infrared game camera is undoubtedly one of the best trail cameras out there. It is high on security as well because it is protected with a 5 digit password. The user needs a 5 digit code to operate the camera. Other than the fast battery drainage issue there are no major setbacks in this trail camera model. If you use your camera a lot then this issue can also be resolved with external power source. The price tag fits with the promised specifications and features. It is finally, a game camera with good reviews and good results and the best in its class.