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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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Product Description

Product Description

Moultrie's A-5 provides easy setup and great features at a price that makes it affordable to outfit your entire property. The Moultrie A-5 Game Camera makes scouting easy. Features: 5.0 megapixel Low Glow infrared game camera Up to 50-ft night range Day and night video clips Moon phase, time, date and camera ID stamp Picture delay 1, 5, 10 and 30 minutes SD memory card slot - up to 32GB (not included) 8,000+ images on 4 C-cell batteries Integrated strap loop with Python cable compatibility (cable not included)

From the Manufacturer

This camera is scouting made easy. Moultrie's A-5 provides easy setup and great features at a price making it affordable to outfit your entire property. This is a 5.0 megapixel Low Glow infrared game camera. The night range spans to 50-ft, and the A-5 captures day and night video. This camera has a picture delay of 1/5/10 and 30 minutes, and includes a moon phase, time, date and camera ID stamp. There is an SD memory card slot (up to 32 GB; not included), and 8,000+ images can be supported on 4 C-cell batteries.

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  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6 x 3.1 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00AP311JQ
  • Item model number: MCG-12589
  • Batteries 4 C batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,206 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,840 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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This is my first experience with any game camera, so I was not sure what to buy or expect. I did a fair amount of research on reviews of the lower-cost units available, not wanting to spend a lot of money on something I would regret as I learned more about what was important. Went with this one based on good reviews and low price for a starter - even bought two of them to try and catch the bear activity around the house. First couple of days have been very instructive for me. I bought two new SanDisk 16GB SD cards with these cameras, and so far they have worked flawlessly for me. I find the pictures taken are excellent - even the B/W night pictures show what I would expect to see, although the distance is greatly limited (perhaps 10 yards or so). Update: The limited range of the night pictures can be a real issue in some settings. My new M880 has more than double the range, and the night pictures are awesome in comparison to the A5. I keep one of these in front of my house where I have motion triggered flood lights, so no problem with range there at all, but the other one in the forest often catches things just too far out to identify. That has NOT been a problem with the M880.

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.
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If I didn't live in North America, I'd have said "a barrel of monkeys," but you get the idea. I bought this camera, not for hunting, but for clandestine surveillance of our yard, since somebody was knocking over and opening a trash can every night. The can never had any edible trash, just bird seed, so we were puzzled about the culprit.

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.
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I own several Moultrie Camera's and 6 Moultie Feeder heads. I guess you can say, I trust Moultrie. Or at least I used to trust them. I recently bought 4 Moultrie A-5 Trail Camera's. I put them in the field to do there job, and much to my surprise, they do not work. The first try, they took pictures for 7 days and stoped taking pictures. The next try they took pictures for 1 or 2 days and stopped taking pictures. My third try, 3 of them took no pictures, and one took pictures for 1 day. Oh yea, don't let me forgeet to mention that, one of the camera's only takes half a picture, because the filter mechanism is stuck infront of the lens and blocks half of every shot.
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.
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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.

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