Moultrie M80 BLX Black Flash Trail Camera Review

Recently I received a few of the Moultrie M80 BLX black flash trail camera and after the first few days, had a chance to review it. Moultrie trail cameras have a known history of manufacturing some sketchy trail cameras, as far as dependability goes. Turning the calendar to 2012 – I was reinvigorated with hope that the 2012 Moultrie game cameras would produce a quality trail camera at a great price. Straight out of the box – I think they’ve done just that!

Moultrie M80 BLX Trail Camera – First Impressions

Having never took the plunge on Moultrie game cameras before, I was intrigued by the design of the black flash trail camera. I believe it to be the exact same as last years Moultrie M80, but obviously with black flash that is supposed to be literally invisible to deer. My first thoughts were:

1) Compact. This trail camera is small. I really like that. I’d be able to fit 5 (if I had that many) of them inside my trail camera bag. ¬†They are easy to hang, and simple to hide. Some game cameras take up a lot of space – I’m not a big fan of those.

2) Simple design. If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time – you know I am not blessed with intelligence. Moultrie’s BLX trail camera design is simple and easy to use. I got the hang of it after just a few minutes. (that’s what she said)

3) Burst Mode. This trail camera will take up to 4 shots, right away, and then sit idle for 5 seconds before taking more pictures. I wish this wasn’t the case. Ideally I’d like the camera snapping pictures as often as possible, with no delay. Maybe I’m the only one who wants a camera like that?

Looking Ahead

The Moultrie M80 BLX battery life is supposed to be great – they suggest a battery pack can last 1 year. I doubt that it will for me, because I plan of experimenting with video and rapid shot modes a lot. If I can get a few months out of the batteries – I will be stoked.

The M80 Blx fit and finish isn’t like my reconyx trail cameras. But I wasn’t expecting it to be, either. This cheap trail camera has many of the great features of the more expensive trail cameras out there, for just a fragment of the price. That excites me.

Be sure to watch the video for the full review on how to use and navigate the Moultrie M80 Blx trail camera – this is a really neat little game camera!

Update 5/11/12

I’ve had the Moultrie M80 Black Flash Trail Cam out alot the last couple of months, and it’s been working great. I’m very happy with it. The night pictures of deer are pretty blurry, but it’ll have to do. The black flash video is incredible – very fun to mess around with. Here are a couple of my favorite pictures taken with the Moultrie camera, in the last few weeks.

Here is a typical night time picture with the Moultrie Black Flash. Usable, but not near as good of quality as the daytime (expected).

I’ve been testing on pays to get less blur, and have come up short so far. However, the video mode at night, is incredible. I love it. The way the video mode works on this Moultrie, is the cameras sense movement – takes a picture, then records the video. So you always get both a picture and a video, with each sequence. Neato!

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