a few pics both close up and of actual footage of the
cameras performance and what it can do.
This is a
photo of me from a video taken from the Moultrie and a
still picture, the one with me in a corner is 53m away
I am under the tree on the right.
photo I was moving my arm, NOT my entire body,
and it picked up the movement.
Look at this below photo carefully, as you can see I
have just come into the cameras field of view and it
took this photo, as fast as lightning, I am not even
properly in the film clip yet, and I still have to
walk across the parking lot. I have my camera set to
take 3 pictures normally in real life so if this was
in the Karoo I would get the animal a few times in
front of my camera. This camera is very quick on a
trigger and you don’t lose much time if an animal was
moving fast across your field of view. This was 12 m
away from the camera; See the quality of photo is
great also. I set my camera on ENHANCE for a better
link for how to set and bait with a trail cam on my
that placement and angle are crucial, in other words
of you are wanting to monitor a dust / sand road on
your farm, don’t place the camera facing the road from
left to right, rather angle it at 45 degrees, this
will give you more time to photograph a moving animal.
to clear your cameras memory after each group of
pictures you take and also to refresh camera also, as
it can possibly confuse camera and it wont take more
pictures( past experience).
try to give it more on a parallel angle rather than a
45 degree one to the ground, by giving it a more
parallel angle will capture more animals on film,
place the camera about 2 foot from the ground or a
tiny bit more, not lower!
Remember this, the sun! Place the camera so that if
the sun comes out you will have the sun towards the
back of your camera, then you won’t be blinded by the
sun at all, this is a simple thing, BUT many people
make that mistake.
Batteries are not a problem, I used my camera for 4
days running, after that it was shown on the reader at
74% battery power still left, so it is very light on
fuel. But the video will suck more battery power than
when you just take photos.
Here is a photo taken at 15m with the Infra Red flash,
a white flash only INFRA RED , nobody nor animals can
see the flash at
Remember, that if you run video it is more information
friendly to the hunter, because – if you know
predators are more active at night, set it to take
videos at night, then if you catch jackals on film you
can observe a jackals body language, he will tell you
if others are nearby or if he is just a traveller etc,
by observing him will give you lots of info, EXAMPLE,
if he stops turns, looks around etc, that’s a tip
others are also around. BUT if you take photos it will
not give you the same feedback easily.
camera on LOW RESOLUTION, this will give you far more
space on the memory card so you can get a few videos
in a night.
TWO TRAIL CAMS, one to take pictures and the other to
do video. Place them at two different angles, (both
with the sun behind the cameras)
Here are three photos I took at various distances, the
longest range is 53m, you wont need a photo this far,
most applications are 20m max to monitor travel
close ups of the camera for interest sake.
is the movement sensor, the centre is the camera lens
with night and day sensors and the top a Infra red
glowing panel to show you its taking at night.
Inside door, is the ( top) the display to view photos,
with selectors for tuning the camera near the bottom.
MOULTRIE 160 SPYCAM 6 Mega Pixels