Moultrie A-30 Game Camera Review
The Moultrie A-30 Game Camera is an affordable option for a 12 megapixel sensor. The camera comes with a PIR motion sensor with a range of up to 60 feet. This is slightly beyond the average on the market which makes the camera a good choice for users who want to step up from entry-level models.
The camera comes with a trigger speed which is below the 1 second mark and it becomes a fast alternative for most users. With a trigger time of 0.7 seconds, the camera can capture the shot with its 24-LED infrared flash.
- 12 megapixel sensor for detailed photos
- 60 feet range
- 24-LED infrared flash
- 720p video
- Outdated mount system
The A-30 camera comes with good overall performance. The camera uses some of the technologies which have made the manufacturer popular. One of the technologies is with the passive infrared sensor. The sensor detects any changes in temperature with a moving subject. This gives it the ability to trigger the 0.7 response time. The technology is among the best on the market since it has little chances of not working properly. It actually sets a standard and although infrared is an older technology it is still the best for these types of situations.
The camera can use the infrared technology to trigger a single shot but it can also perform multiple shots. So what can you expect? You can expect 3 consecutive images which can give you a better perspective on how the animals live. The camera can perform similarly even during the night, when the movements tend to intensify. Using the built-in flash with 24-LED lights, the camera can light subjects up to 70 feet away. This actually brings it closer to long range cameras which perform at their very best in some difficult lighting conditions.
The design of the camera is simplistic and typical to the manufacturer. It seems the biggest complaints customers have about the product is with the mount system. The system uses a basic nylons strap. But this is not entirely bad as it is less intrusive and can be placed into location by anyone. The camera itself is designed with robustness against any type of weather with its waterproof construction.
You will need to access the camera to change the SD/SDHC memory card. But you will also have to change the batteries after 17.000 pictures. Since the batteries have a long life, there is no need for an additional power source. However, you can connect the camera to an AC power source for more energy efficiency.
The Moultrie A-30 Game Camera is among the top performing cameras in this price range. The balance between the return on investment and the performance is quite remarkable. This makes the camera a good option for anyone trying to experiment with these types of devices. But it may also be a good option for people who need multiple cameras for a larger approach and better coverage from multiple angles.