2013 Moultrie M880 Camera Test - February 23, 2013 Back to Main Review Page

2013 Moultrie M880

2013 Moultrie M880 red flash digital camera Test

This 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.

The 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.

Sensing range tests revealed triggers at 50 feet for 42 degrees temperatures.


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.


Trigger Tests
(without flash 0.95s)

(with flash 0.96s)

Video Trigger Test (tested in HD mode)


Dead Pixel Test


Flash Range

Day Range/8 Plate


8MP (enhanced) Photo samples

8MP (enhanced) Photo samples

Sample videos
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