Moultrie M-990i Camera Review

Moultrie M-990i/February 23, 2013

 

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SpecificationValue
ClassOptics
CategoryScouting Cameras
Model Year2013
ManufacturerMoultrie
ModelM-990i
Flash TypeIR Black Flash
Battery Type8 x AA
MSRP
2013 Moultrie M-9901 Specs
Test PerformedResult
Flash Range40 - 50 feet
Trigger Time without Flash0.95s
Trigger Time with Flash0.98s
Video Trigger Time0.48s
Day RangeGood clarity with some over saturation on the color
Battery Life1137 images and 353 video clips over 10 weeks
Filter ClunkYes - twice a day
Invisible FlashYes
Motion BlurModerate
Sensing Test50 feet at 42 deg F
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This camera is the same size and “look” as this years M880 with the exception that it is black flash and the camo has more of a grey color similar to the oak trees around here.  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 intuitive and menu driven on its color screen, so simple you do not need the book.

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

 

Progress and Activity
03-17-2013 Update
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
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
06-02-2013 update: The batteries are finally dead on this camera and it captured a total of 1137 photos and 353 video clips over a period of 10 weeks.  This review is closed.

 

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