I decided I needed one more trail camera for this season so I ordered the new Moultrie Game Spy i45 from the Bowhunting.com store. It was waiting on my front porch for me when I got home this evening. It’s so nice to find things like this on the front porch after a hard day at work!
The new Game Spy i45 by Moultrie.
One reason I chose the i45 is it has the option of sending my photos directly from the camera (with an added option) to a website for viewing over the internet. I haven’t purchased the necessary equipment yet, but it’s a neat idea. One I may consider in the future.
Some of the features on the i45 are:
Infrared sensor for immediate game capture
Imprinted photo strip with temperature, moon phase, time, date, and camera ID
Color day pictures/IR(black and white) nighttime pictures
5/15/30 second video clips
Multi shot trigger up to 3 shots per trigger
4 picture resolution settings/2 video resolution settings
Port for optional power panel
4.0 MegaPixel camera
This camera looks to be very well put together. The housing is very sturdy and seals up weather tight. I like the way the top opens up to the controls and the SD card is very easy to reach unlike my older Moultrie cams. It looks like Moultrie really listened to their customer feedback when designing this new unit.
The case is well built and more compact than my older Moultrie cameras.
I really like the easy access to the SD card, much better than on my other Moultrie models.
A couple of things I found that I didn’t care for are the color of the case and that I cannot read the SD card in my digital camera. The case is almost glossy black which seems to make it stand out more. It does have a nice bark finish to it, but I think a gray color would make it much less noticeable to deer and other hunters. I really liked the fact that I could view the pics from my other Moultrie cams on my hand held digital camera. I guess this one uses a different format, so I can no longer look at my pics in the field.
The included strap makes for an easy attachment to the tree, but a grey color would blend in much better in my opinion.
Now I just need to get the unit out in the woods. I’ll do another review after I get a week or two of pics on it and let you all know what I think.
In the meantime if you'd like to try out one of these new cameras you can purchase them here in the Bowhunting.com online store by clicking this link. I think these are going to be a big seller for this fall so get yours before they're all sold out!