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Game Camera Reviews of the Moultrie Game Spy I-40
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Game camera reviews on the Moultrie Game Spy I-40 are in. Overall they are good although like almost all trail cameras there are some “quirks” as well as people who dislike this model. Now on to the game camera reviews.
Lets start this game camera review with the specs:
- 4.0-megapixel, rapid-trigger game camera
- 150-day battery life, 50-foot infrared flash, and no visible white flash
- Includes mounting strap and weather-resistant housing
- 32MB internal memory and up to 4GB memory capacity with SD card (sold separately)
- Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista software required
- Item Weight: 2.9 pounds
Now one thing that always surprises me when doing these trail camera reviews is this. No matter what make, or what model of game camera it is, someone always loves it and someone always hates it. Searching through the net here is some of the things I’ve discovered about this trail cam.
Battery Life – Many of the fans of this game camera report an astounding battery life. They say that after months outside and thousands of pictures taken the battery is still going strong. They also say that being outside in winter in very cold conditions doesn’t seem to hurt the battery power very much.
High Quality Pictures – Most users report on the quality of both the daytime as well as the nighttime shots from the Moultrie I-40. As anyone who has ever looked at a grainy picture of a nice deer that you cant count the tines on will tell you this is important. The reason for having the camera is so you can tell what is going on when you arent around right? Some blurry picture that tells you not much is not real helpful. So quality pictures are important.
Video Quality – In the same vein as the still images, video quality is also praised when checking the game camera reviews on this model. Again same reasons as the still images. You want to see what is there and actually be able to identify what it is whether it is daytime or nighttime. This camera can do that.
The Info Strip – This is the little stamp on each picture that tells the time, date, moon phase, and camera name. Having this info right in the pics helps you to really pattern any animal that you are targeting to help you out later. Cool and helpful.
Weak mounting bracket – Made of heavy duty plastic to keep costs down, it is not as durable as one made of metal. As is usually our recommendation if your buying a camera, get a game camera lock box. It helps protect your investment from bears and people. Side note- I am amazed at how many stories I read of peoples trail camera being torn up by bears. Always lock it up and keep it yours.
Slow shutter speed – This is something I hear about for many game cameras. Different brands and models all seem to suffer some version of this. My advice is always the same. Don’t try and use it as a trail camera aimed across a trail but more of up the trail type of camera. Or a food plot camera or feeder site etc. You get the idea. The longer you can keep your target game in front of the camera the happier you are going to be with the results.
Well that’s about the sum of it. There were a few reports of cameras not working right out of the box but this model is hardly the first one to run into that. Quality control is not always what we would hope it would be. Sad but true. Good camera overall from what I can tell. Most people seemed to be happy with it. A few were very unhappy with it but you almost always have that. The game camera reviews on this model are good camera at a good price.