Moultrie A5 Low Glow Game Camera
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- 5.0 megapixel Low Glow infrared game camera
- 50-ft nighttime illumination range (AKA flash range)
- Long-Range 850nm IR LED Infrared
- Moon phase, time, date and camera ID stamp
- Picture delay 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, & 5 minutes
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There are several big drawbacks to this entry-level camera. The first one is obvious from the specs - the shortest delay setting is 1 minute, so no matter what is going on, you cannot take pictures any faster than 1/min. I knew this before I bought it, but I was not sure just how important I would find that ability. But a LOT can happen between those pictures, and now that I have seen several sequences with deer and elk moving through, I can see I need something with a much shorter delay option.Read more ›
I set the camera up, lashed it to a fence, and left it. The first night, we got our answer: big raccoon, who seems to enjoy tipping the can over, just for the fun of it. Now I plan on moving the camera around to see who else is visiting us in the small hours of the morning.
Technically, I've had no problems at all (one week in). Works as advertised, takes acceptable stills and video (AVIs), and doesn't seem to upset the animals, although it does produce a flash that they can see -- we confirmed that by setting it off ourselves, after we got several shots of the raccoon looking right at the camera. But they don't seem to care.
Summary: if I were going to rely on it for spying on game, I might buy something a bit higher up the line in terms of resolution and range, but if you want a simple camera to answer the question, "Who's out there?", this is a perfectly good one.
You'll also need: C cell batteries (takes 4, not included). A bicycle lock and cable is also a good idea, if you have any concerns about humans messing with it. The lock hasps not only secure the camera but also keep it from being opened, so no one can make off with your SD card or batteries.
I call Moultrie customer service and spent time going through all the troubleshooting. You know, things like: Did you turn the power on? Did you put batteries in? Did you put in a SD card? Did you format the card? Blah Blah Blah..... I explained that I had researched the problem through Google and that alot of guys were having very similar problems with the same camera. The A-5 simply doesn't work consistantly. She agreed that,"it is our base model with the fewest options". After 30 to 40 minutes of this, I finally decided that If I could return these four cheaper cameras, that I would be happy by paying the difference and upgrading to one of the higher priced models. I have several other Moultrie camera's that work great. The supervisor says that "we can't do that, but we can have you send them in for repair".
Well anyways, Here is my plan. I will send these four camera's in for repair, which will undoubtedly take several weeks, and leave four of my feeders with no camera. I will recieve them back eventually, and they may even work.Read more ›
The Moultrie A-5 is designed for easy setup and to be affordable to outfit an entire property, while providing great quality. We at Moultrie are sorry to hear that you are displeased with your A-5 cameras. We apologize for the unacceptable experience that you have encountered with one of our products. We strive to create exceptional experiences with our products and our service; unfortunately, it seems that you have had a disappointing experience and we would welcome the opportunity to provide a better outcome for you. Our US based customer service team works diligently to serve our customers and provide support wherever needed. Thank you for being a Moultrie customer. For assistance with Moultrie products, our call center can be reached Monday Friday 8AM - 5PM CST at 1-800-653-3334.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have several cameras around my ranch of different brands... ALL OF THEM ARE COMPLETE CRAP compared to this camera! Read morePublished 4 days ago by Eric W.
Very reliable camera. Camera was purchased over a year ago and it still works great.Published 7 days ago by Priscilla
Bought this camera 3 season ago , still works great . If you're lookin to just capture movement or study rutting active or basically just simply scouting and area , it's perfect . Read morePublished 15 days ago by John M.
Owned it 3 years now and the flash just stopped working. New batteries no help. OK for lit pic's but no total darkness pic's - FYIPublished 15 days ago by Bruce W. Jenkins
I recommend you don't buy a Moultrie. I bought this based on reviews and a friends recommendation. What a MISTAKE! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lannie
Camera worked fine for approximately 6 months at the game feeder. It then stopped taking night pictures. It would trip but the resulting picture was always totally black. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CK
I purchased four of these cameras. VERY slow trigger speed. My fault for not doing the proper research on it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TXDVR