The Moultrie M-990i No Glow Game Camera – featuring nearly unnoticeable “black flash” infrared LEDs – delivers big 10-megapixel pictures and high-resolution HD videos, has a quick response time and is an easy way to bring trail activity to life. The FastFire shooting mode captures of this feature-rich mini cam is capable of producing four pictures per second with a trigger speed of less than one second. In addition, the infrared flash reduces the amount of red light seen by game, as well as prolonging the flash’s duration without sacrificing quality. The M-990i’s Illumi-Night sensor works with the infrared flash to produce brighter, clearer nighttime images.
Using the programmable time-lapse mode allows you to capture activity over the course of a day to figure out when wildlife is the most active, and the 16:9 widescreen images and photos are easy to see on the built-in two-inch LCD viewing screen. Or, owners may choose to look even closer at captured images with the built-in digital 3X-zoom function.
Images also may be stamped with the barometric pressure, moon phase, temperature, time, date and camera ID for added accuracy. The Moultrie M-990i Low Glow also offers password protected for peace of mind, and the SD memory-card slot accepts up to 32-gigabyte cards (not included). The camera runs on energy-efficient AA-cell batteries (not included).
Features of the Moultrie M-990i No Glow Game Camera
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Features of the M-990i include: 10.0 megapixel capability; No Glow infrared lighting; Less than 1-second trigger; Up to 70-ft night range; four (4) operational modes, including IR triggered game camera, time-lapse plot camera, plot camera by day, motion detect camera at night, and HD video day and night; Illumi-Night sensor that provides bright, clear nighttime images; Motion Freeze to reduce nighttime blur; HD video (1280 x 720 pixels) with sound; 2-inch built-in LCD viewing screen; 16:9 widescreen images and video; FastFire Continuous Shooting capable of capturing up to four (4) pics/sec; Multi-Shot (1-4 pics/trigger); Barometric pressure, moon phase, temperature, time, date and camera ID stamp; Programmable 5-, 15- and 30-seconds picture delays from 1-60 minute intervals; Password protected; SD memory card slot – up to 32 GB; Eight (8) AA-cell batteries (not included); Camouflage body casing; and, Integrated strap loop with Python cable compatibility (cable not included).
- 10.0 megapixels images
- FastFire mode to capture 1-4 photos per trigger
- No Glow, “black flash” infrared LEDs
- Less than 1-second trigger speed
- The Moultrie Game Camera has up to 70-feet night range
- Four (4) operational modes
- Illumi-Night sensor
- 16:9 widescreen images and video
- High Definition video
- Records video with sound
- Two-inch built-in LCD viewing screen
- Programmable Multi-shot and Fast-Fire Continuous Shooting
- Programmable time-lapse settings of 5-, 10-, 15-, 30-, 60-, 120- and 300-seconds
- Hybrid operational mode, which allows owner to program to meet wide variety of needs
- Motion Freeze blur reduction
- Barometric pressure, moon phase, temperature, time, date and camera ID image and video stamp capability
- Password protected
- Integrated mounting brackets with Python security cable compatibility (cable not included)
- SD memory card slot capability up to 32GB
- 9,500 images on eight (8) AA-cell batteries
- New Moultrie camouflage body
- PlotStalker software
- 1-year limited warranty
Pros & Cons
- Clear 10-MP photos and HD (1280 x 720) video
- MLT/MPG video recording with sound
- Built-in LCD viewing screen
- Camera sound known to buzz in some instances, which may sometimes be fixed by performing a “factory reset”
- High-resolution photos not possible in some programmable modes
- Recommended use of only SanDisk memory cards
- Recommendation of only Duracell alkaline batteries
In addition to the batteries (rechargeable not recommended), memory card and locking security strap, all of which must be purchased separately, M-990i buyers also may want to purchase a security case for added protection against theft.
The M-990i’s setup screen shows live video that makes it really easy to set up and program. With this new feature, owners may now see exactly what they are getting before leaving the camera in the field for weeks or months.
The M-990i also features operation that is nearly completely silent. In addition, there is a fix for audible clicks on the Moultrie Feeders website. However, if the camera does click, it is simply switching the sensor from day to night or from night to day. The downloadable software completely removes the clicking between image captures.
Ranking the Moultrie M-990i
Amazon ranks the M-990i #3 in the Hidden Cameras category, #15 in the Game & Trail Cameras category and #24 in the Security and Surveillance Cameras category. Amazon also places the M-990i in the top 100 among its sports camera products.
The Moultrie M-990i No Glow camera, when compared to the Bushnell 8-MP Trophy Cam HD Max, has a faster trigger sensitivity, deeper depth of field (70 feet compared to 45 feet) and produces larger, clearer photos with its 10-MP format. And, despite a buzz that sometimes develops in video mode, M-990i videos also are larger and offer more clarity. Finally, at 2/3 the price of the Bushnell, this Moultrie game trail camera does just about everything that the more expensive camera claims to do (although the Bushnell does provide more programmable setting combinations).
Another reviewer, who purchased Bushnell, Primos and Wildgame Innovations cameras (most of which were from higher price ranges), said he preferred the Moultrie M-990i No Glow Game Camera and gave it a 4.5-star rating. After testing it in the backyard prior to use, the M-990i was programmed and placed in the field, performing “great.” This user said the Moultrie’s ease-of-use and the flexibility surpassed his other trail cameras, which were larger and did not feature camouflage body designs. The reviewer, who reported no false triggers, also said his pictures are outstanding during the day and as good, if not better, than any of the other cameras with night shots. The only disappointment this reviewer offered was there was no visual difference between the VGA and HD video modes, although he still said both video modes produced “good, not great” quality movies.
The M-990I Mini Cam is manufactured by Moultrie.