Moultrie M990i black flash digital camera Test
camera is the same size and "look" as this years M880 with the
exception that it is black flash and the camo has more of a grey
color similar to the oak trees around here. Gaining popularity in the forums we felt like we
needed to squeeze this camera in. The constant rain has
held back our timely testing but we are pushing through.
camera runs on 8 AA batteries that reside in a pullout drawer,
nothing new here. The setup is intuitive and menu driven on its
color screen, so
simple you do not need the book.
range tests revealed triggers at 50 feet for 42 degrees
03-17-2013 update: With respect to the
video function, it is necessary to tilt the camera forward
(aimed down) because of the cropping done on the images as it is
captured by the camera. As you can see our samples were
taken using the same mount as in photo but the foreground is
lost in video mode.
03-28-2013 update: I just received
firmware updates for this camera and applied them. Two
things that I know of were corrected and that was the filter
click changed from every night shot to just twice a day at
transitions. Also corrected was the zoom effect on the
video. Both are nice updates that indicate the company is
listening to its customers. The update will become
available for download from Moultrie site in the near future. If
I get a link I will post it here.
06-02-2013 update: The batteries are
finally dead on this camera and it captured a total of 1137
photos and 353 video clips over a period of 10 weeks. This
review is closed.