Moultrie Game Camera Model Comparison Chart
|Moultrie Model||Moultrie M-550||Moultrie M-880||Moultrie M-880c||Moultrie M-880i||Moultrie M-990i|
|Megapixels||7.0 MP||8.0 MP||8.0 MP||8.0 MP||10.0|
|Flash Type||Low-Glow Infrared||Low-Glow Infrared||White LED||No-Glow Infrared||No-Glow Infrared|
|Field of View||42 Degrees||50 Degrees||50 Degrees||50 Degrees||50 Degrees|
|Night Range||70 FT||100 FT||70 FT||70 FT||70 FT|
|Power Source||8 AA||8 AA||8 AA||8 AA||8 AA|
|Battery Life (Images)||17,500 Images||13,500 Images||10,000 Images||13,500 Images||9,500 Images|
The M-880 is a Moultrie game camera designed to capture digital video and images of deer and other wildlife while you’re away from the land you manage. Whether discreetly strapped to a tree, mounted atop a Moultrie Feeder or positioned on a split rail fence post, the M-880 is a smart and versatile camera that has just the right amount of features that a seasoned game manager needs. Wisely camouflaged, durably designed, and made to get the most out of its battery life, the M-880 gives you the invaluable field intelligence you need to confidently manage your game and then take it to the next level.
Don’t let its small size fool you. The M-880 packs a powerful punch out in the field, giving you incredible size, scale, and scope on capturing images of wild game while in the wild. It’s Moultrie‘s first game camera to offer a 16:9 aspect ratio and 8.0 Megapixel images, allowing the M-880 to capture Hi-def black and white images of even your biggest game when they least expect it.
At Moultrie, we believe that features should make the product better, not make it confusing. That’s why the M-880 is equipped with just the right mix of features and settings for today’s instinctual game manager. Armed with our powerful but subtle Low Glow LED flash technology, the M-880 can capture crisp video and photos of game up to 100 feet away even during the darkest hours of the night.
With a natural language programming menu and easy-to-ready LCD screen, the M-880 is very simple to program and operate. The buttons on camera are backlit for ease of viewing during low-light conditions. The camera can operate in any of three Operational Modes:
The M-880 employs a passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor that’s triggered by heat and movement within 50 feet. The M-880 has a fast Trigger Speed, so images are captured under 1 second after the camera senses motion. Motion Detect Delay is a low-power “sleep” state entered after image capture. Longer delays extend battery life and limit the images recorded in high-traffic situations (e.g. – on a very busy game feeder). The camera can be set for 5, 10, or 30 second delays as well as 1, 5, 10, or 30 minute delays. Between delays, and optional Multi-shot Mode allows the camera to record multiple photos and comes in two flavors: “Triggered” multi-shot (3 photos) requires a motion trigger for each photo and “Burst” multi-shot takes 3 photos quickly after a single motion trigger.
Time lapse mode disables the PIR sensor and instead triggers the camera through a countdown timer. The timelapse mode can be set for 1 or 2 different periods per day (e.g. – 4 hours each dawn and 3 hours at dusk). You can set the duration of the timelapse period and also adjust the Timelapse Interval between each image capture. Longer intervals capture fewer images and shorter intervals capture more images. The M-880 allows for 13 different interval settings, lasting from as little as 10 seconds to as long as 24 hours.
In Hybrid Mode, the camera follows a Timelapse Program, but will also be triggered by its passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor.
This 850nm Low-Glow flash uses a powerful infrared technology that can illuminate objects at night up to an amazing 100 feet away. Barely visible to the naked eye, the flash is powered by 32 Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) operating in the 850nm wavelength. The LEDs have two settings: Motion Freeze will reduce motion blur and deliver sharper photos or set to Extended Flash to maximize flash distance.
The M-880 has a high quality lens with a 50-degree horizontal field of view. The M-880 allows for multiple Photo Resolutions settings to help you manage storage and image quality. All photos are captured in 16:9 aspect ratio (the same as modern high-def televisions). Resolutions include:
- Low 0.9 MP (1280×720)
- Medium 2.0 MP (1920×1080)
- High 4.0 MP (2688×1512)
- Enhanced 8.0 MP (3840×2160)
The M-880 captures video in 16:9 aspect ratio and offers two Video Resolutions:
- Low VGA VGA (640×480)
- Medium (1280×720)
Every image captured can be imprinted with an optional Infostrip along the bottom that includes date, time, temperature (in F or C), moon phase, and an 11-character name of the camera/location.
PowerCamera requires 8 AA Alkaline or Lithium batteries, which will power the camera for 13,500 images. This conservative estimate is based on 10 daytime and 10 nighttime captures per day. Actual results vary based on user settings and environmental factors, but in common game management situations, new set of batteries often last for 1 year. The M-880 is also compatible with a 12V DC external power source that can be used to extend field life. Camera also has a AC Power Mode that allows for high-performance and perpetual use of the device.
Memory & Image Storage
The M-880 is compatible with SD/SDHC Class 4 cards or higher, up to 32 GB size. (Memory cards are sold separately.) The camera is also compatible with the Eye-Fi branded WiFi SD Cards, which allows the camera to transmit images to a Wi-Fi network and the internet. Moultrie recommends (but does not support) the “X2” series of cards from Eye-Fi.
The M-880 has an exciting new “Managed Memory” feature which prevents the camera from running out of memory. When set to “Overwrite Oldest,” the M-880 will erase the oldest photos and videos to create free space for new photos and videos when the memory card is at full capacity. Or if you want to keep all of your old images, you can also set the camera “Normal” and it will stop recording new images when the SD card memory is full.
Optional security feature requires a 5-digit code to operate the camera.
The M-880’s sturdy, weatherproof case comes covered in Mossy Oak Bottomland Camouflage and is easy to hide in the woods. The game camera has plenty of mounting options. There are standard 1/4″-20 tripod mounts on bottom and back, plus strap slots on back for use with included nylon mounting strap. Side of case also features a python lock compatible hasp for additional security.
Included in the box
- M-880 Game Camera
- 1″ x 4″ olive drab mounting strap
- User Guide in English, French and German
- Moultrie brand window decal
Moultrie offers a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty from date of purchase. In addition, all Moultrie products are backed by our industry-leading, US-based customer service team.
Founded by renowned game manager and hunter Dan Moultrie back in 1980, the Moultrie brand has grown to become the leader in game cameras, feeders, and game management technology. Synonymous with quality, durability, and innovation, Moultrie prides itself on always building products the right way and with the experienced hunter in mind.
It’s not simply features or the latest fad in technology we’re concerned with: it’s giving our customers just the right tools they need to do what they love. We know our customers spend days, nights, and weekends setting up the perfect hunt, which is precisely why our cameras and feeders are designed to work just as hard as you do. And they are made to give you ample field intelligence to help you know the game on your land, grow them bigger, and go home with the trophy that’s only earned by those who’ve spent the better part of their lives in the woods. At Moultrie, we have a simple belief about what all our products should help you do. This…is how you know.