Moultrie M880 red flash digital camera Test
camera feels like the M80 camera we have tested in previous
years. Gaining popularity in the forums we felt like we
needed to squeeze this camera in. The constant rain has
held back our timely testing but we are pushing through.
camera runs on 8 AA batteries that reside in a pullout drawer,
nothing new here. The setup is the old familiar lcd screen setup
and I did not need a book to figure it out.
range tests revealed triggers at 50 feet for 42 degrees
03-10-2013 update: I ran the camera in
two shot standard mode. I did notice that at night the first
shot of two is bright while the second is dimmer. This is
something I have seen on other brands before.
03-17-2013 update: With respect to the
video function, it is necessary to tilt the camera forward
(aimed down) because of the cropping done on the images as it is
captured by the camera. As you can see our samples were
taken using the same mount as in photo but the foreground is
lost in video mode.
03-28-2013 update: I just received
firmware updates for this camera and applied them. Two
things that I know of were corrected and that was the filter
click changed from every night shot to just twice a day at
transitions. Also corrected was the zoom effect on the
video. Both are nice updates that indicate the company is
listening to its customers. The update will become
available for download from Moultrie site in the near future. If
I get a link I will post it here.
06-02-2013 update: The batteries
are now dead on this camera and the results are in. The
camera took a total of 1305 photos and 596 video clips over a
period of 10 weeks. We are sure that the photo count would
be higher had we taken less video. This review is closed.