Moultrie M-40i Trail Camera

Moultrie M-40i Trail Camera

Moultrie M-40i Trail Camera

B&H # MOMCG13182 MFR # MCG-13182

Product Highlights

  • 16MP Resolution
  • PIR Motion Sensor with 80' Range
  • Motion Trigger Speed 0.3 sec
  • 32-LED Invisible IR Flash
  • 80' Flash Range
  • Time-Lapse Shooting
  • HD 1080p Video
  • Motion Blur Reduction for Night Shots
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards up to 32GB
  • Runs on 8 AA Batteries or External Power
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Flash Type: Invisible IR Flash

Invisible IR Flash Nighttime IR Flash

Moultrie M40i overview

  • 1Description

Capture 16MP photos and HD 1080p video of wildlife and people with the Moultrie M-40i Trail Camera in Moultrie Pine camo. This trail cam's PIR motion sensor has an 80-foot range and a trigger speed of just 0.3 seconds, and you can program it to operate in time-lapse mode at selectable intervals so you can see patterns and changes over time.

Benefit from an invisible infrared flash with 32 LEDs and a 80-foot range for discreet nighttime illumination. To aid your night shots further, the camera uses fast shutter speeds after dark to reduce subject motion blur for optimal clarity. The M-40i records photos and videos to optional SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB. Power is provided by 8 optional AA batteries or an external power supply.

Photo and Video Resolution
  • Maximum still image resolution: 16MP
  • HD 1920 x 1080 video with sound
Motion Sensor
  • Passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor detects the changes in temperature that occur when subjects move, and captures images in response
  • Motion detection range: 80'
  • Trigger speed: 0.3 sec
Interval Recording
  • Can be programmed to operate in time-lapse mode at selectable intervals, such as every 30 sec or every 1 min for a duration of 1 or a few hours, allowing you to see patterns and change over time
  • Time-lapse mode can be scheduled at different times of day to allow for monitoring dusk and dawn activity
Hybrid Mode
  • Enables camera to be triggered by both motion sensor and time-lapse function
  • If an animal or trespasser moves into detection zone in between time-lapse intervals, motion sensor will pick up movement so camera won't miss the shot
  • Invisible infrared flash with 32 LEDs and 80-foot range in total darkness for covert nighttime illumination
  • Offers illumination while remaining discreet, so wildlife and humans will most likely not be able to notice it and be spooked/alerted
Motion Blur Reduction
  • Utilizes fast shutter speeds to minimize subject motion blur for clear nighttime images
Setup, Display, and Options
  • Small black-and-white text screen for menu navigation and settings selection
  • Quick Start and Custom Start options available
  • Records photos and videos to optional SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB
  • Managed Memory feature: If set to "Overwrite Oldest," camera will erase your oldest photos and videos to free up space for new ones when card reaches full capacity
  • Enhanced compression technology for up to 2.5x more image storage than previous Moultrie cameras
  • Runs on 8 optional AA batteries, which allow for up to 17,000 images depending on usage and settings
  • Compatible with any optional Moultrie 12 VDC external power source or an AC power supply
  • Standard 1/4"-20 threaded hole on bottom for connection to optional tree/post mounts
  • Slots in back for included nylon strap or optional Python lock cable
  • Rugged, weather-resistant housing protects camera from the elements over extended periods of outdoor use
UPC: 053695131825
In the Box
Moultrie M-40i Trail Camera
  • Nylon Mounting Strap
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Moultrie M40i specs

    Camera Type Trail/wildlife/surveillance
    Resolution Maximum: 16 MP
    Sensor Motion Sensor: passive infrared
    Detection Range: 80'
    Trigger Speed: 0.3 sec
    File Formats JPEG
    Shooting Controls
    Burst Capability Yes, multi-shot mode captures 2-3 images per trigger
    Delay Approx. 5.0-sec delay between triggers
    Interval Recording Yes, time-lapse mode captures images at selectable intervals
    Built-in Flash Invisible infrared flash with 32 LEDs
    IR Wavelength: 940 nm
    Effective Flash Range 80' / 24.4 m
    Memory Card Type SD/SDHC Class 4 or higher cards up to 32 GB (not included)
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Video Resolution HD 1920 x 1080
    Display Small black-and-white text screen for menu navigation and settings selection
    Playback No
    Durability Weather-resistant housing
    Battery Type 8 x AA batteries (not included)
    Power Adapter Compatible with any optional Moultrie 12 VDC external power source or an AC power supply
    Mounting Standard 1/4"-20 threaded hole on bottom
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 5.4 x 3.3"

    Moultrie M40i reviews

    M-40i Trail Camera is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two thumbs up Excellent images in daylight. Careful with 16mp setting if it is windy with trees etc. Very sensitive to any motion. Had it for three weeks and still 99% battery life. Not sold yet on night time photos completely, but more importantly this camera is undetectable to humans at night. My last cam was stolen off a fence post, so I'm forced to hide this one which is easy with the camo, but any flash at night and you cannot hide. I checked this one personally just to be sure. As a hint for secure mounting I found that using 4 1/2 or 6" SDS screws is an excellent way to mount this device through the top holes in the rear meant for a cable... simply adjust your angle by screw direction and use another screw to adjust horizontal anywhere in back.
    Date published: 2018-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality photos and video, terrible manual Daylight photo quality (unedited) showed very good exposure, colour balance and contrast. Image resolution at 2MP (1920X1080) is slightly worse than for my Canon S100. There is slightly more image detail at 4MP with no improvement above that (same with the S100). EXIF info shows ASA 100 and f2.8 under all conditions with exposure control by adjusting shutter speed up to at least 1/1900. Daylight video quality at 1920X1080 30fps was slightly better than from the S100. Night infrared illuminated videos (which are at 15fps) taken using the “motion freeze/fast flash” setting showed good exposure and contrast, no “blow out” and blurring no worse than expected with 15fps (ok for slow moving objects). Single frames of the 1920X1080 video had less resolution than for 1920X1080 photos. Motion triggering seems to work well. The option to first take a photo, then start a video clip, showed fast triggering for the photo, which might show only a bit of the animal as it emerged from the side of the house, then a long latency before the video started, which might miss most of the animal’s crossing. Perhaps the latency would be shorter if I had not had the photo resolution set at 16MP, but I have not tested this and have just left the camera in the video only setting. The “manual” is abysmal. The “Menu Map” flow chart showing the menu structure and options is useful, but the directions are sometimes incorrect and are generally difficult to use. The manual does not even tell you how to start the camera running! (Put switch in the “custom start” position, navigate to the “motion detect” screen if it is not already showing, press right arrow, which will lead to the camera showing the principal settings twice, then it starts a 10 sec. count down before arming the detector). It also does not document the very useful “test capture” feature (from the “motion detect” screen, press the centre “OK” button, which will then ask if you want a test capture, i.e. take a photo or video clip). I spent about 3 hours initially trying to figure out how to set up the camera from the manual, then a couple of days getting the right setting to make it actually have photo/videos in the morning when I retrieved it. I purchased this camera because it had the combination of features I was looking for: full HD video, true invisible (940 nm) flash, “motion freeze” flash, short detection latency. The M40-i was the only one I found with all those features at a low cost. My wife wanted a camera to capture reasonable quality night video of whatever animals, or humans, are in our yard at night without alerting them to the presence of the camera. This camera does that and also provides good daylight and still photo performance. So far, after the first week of use (except for frustration with the manual) we have been pleased with how the M-40i functions and with the quality of the photos and videos. Attached photo and video frame are unedited.
    Date published: 2017-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, terrible manual I couldn't get the thing to work at all until [1] I removed the anti theft sticker on the inside of the cover (which was interfering with the buttons when cover was shut) and [2] read Roger's review above. Moultrie needs to hire a good technical writer to revamp the manual so people know how to at least turn it on.
    Date published: 2018-07-12
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