Moultrie Game Spy 2 Plus Review
The Moultrie Game Spy 2 Plus is an affordable camera powered by a 9 megapixel sensor. The camera manages to produce quality pictures, even in low-light situations. It can do this by using its infra-red technology which captures the radiation emitted by the animal. The technology has been among the most effective alternatives to night photos. To power the night-time efforts, the camera uses 12-LED flash which can cover distances of up to 50 feet. But the camera can also record videos. It does this at 480p.
- 9 megapixel sensor
- 12-LED flash technology
- 50 feet range
- Infra-red detection
- Basic mount system
The camera is made for night-time performance. Since animals tend to move around more during the night you want to be ready for any situation. This is why the manufacturer has included the infra-red technology which allows you to follow the animal tracking its radiation. The technology is not new, but it has been well received by the community. As a result, it is one of the most popular technologies used for trail cameras.
The camera can record thousands of pictures. But the number can be influenced by the type of memory card you use. Since you will be responsible for purchasing the card, it would be advisable to not only get one of 32GB, which is the maximum capacity of the camera, but one of at least class 4. Classes take an important role in the speed of a memory card. The bigger the class number, the better.
To fully see the benefit of the fast camera you need to pair it with a fast memory card. The camera has a trigger time of one second. Although this is not fastest trigger on the market it may be enough for most situations. But you don`t want to be limited by the speed of the memory card anyways.
The 40 degree angle makes the camera perfect to cover a 50 feet area. Although the camera itself is quite powerful you won`t get the best mount system on the market. You can expect a nylon strap which is perfect for a quick mount. But at the same time, you always have to remove the camera with the mount when you try to change its location or access the battery compartment. The camera is powered by 6 AA batteries which make it durable enough for 10.000 photos. But you can also connect the device to an external power source like an AC power supply.
The Moultrie Game Spy 2 Plus manages to provide a good balance between performance and accessibility. The camera is a great first option for any type of user. Although it has an average range of 50 feet it manages to cover the area well with its 12-LED flash. Even more, it can also capture video images which have become the standard in the industry. The camera would be best suited for new users who need to start taking pictures as soon as possible.