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Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera

Night range up to 60 ft.5 MP resolution cameraInfrared triggered game camera, hybrid time-lapse plot camera, plot camera by day/infrared camera by night New Motion Freeze technology reduces infrared nighttime blurIllumi-Night Sensor provides the brightest and clearest nighttime infrared pictures16:9 widescreen images and videos provide a wider field of view than other camerasNew FastFire continuous shooting mode captures up to 3 pictures per secondPicture delay: 5/15/30 seconds, 1-60 minutesEasy-to-read photo strip with temperature, moon phase, time, date and camera ID stampUp to 1-year battery lifeRecords video with soundBattery life calculatorExternal power port for optional Moultrie PowerPanelSD memory card slot—up to 32 GB (SD card required for operation, not included)Operates on 4 or 8 AA batteries (not included)The Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera is loaded with all the features of the M-80XT like Motion Freeze Technology to reduce night IR blur, FastFire continuous shooting mode capturing up to 3 pictures per second, and Plot Stalker hybrid time-lapse plot camera capturing images at preset intervals plus triggered by game, all in a mini version! With a night range up to 60 ft. and picture delay of 5/15/30, 1-60 minutes, this Gamy Spy camera not only can be mode-set to Plot camera by day/infrared camera by night, but it also has an Illumi-Night Sensor which provides the brightest and clearest nighttime infrared pictures. Features a 5.0 MP resolution 16:9 widescreen, battery life calculator, video with sound, and an easy-to-read photo strip with temperature, moon phase, time, date and camera ID stamp indicators. The M-80XT Mini accepts up to 32 GB SD card (not included) and has an external power port for optional Moultrie PowerPanel®. Uses four or eight AA batteries (not included). Includes USB cable, mounting strap, and Plot Stalker software CD. Up to 1-year battery life. Dimensions: 5" x 3.75" x 2.5". Color: Black.Manufacturer model #: MFH-DGS-M80XT.
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Questions & Answers for Moultrie Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera

Question

Does this camera have a laser to line it up

I have an older Moultrie game camera and it has a laser to line it to a sertine spot and i was just wanting to know if this camera has one too
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
by
Froglegs1
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
8 answers
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answer 1
yes it has the laser line for set up......
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Cshinert
 - PA
answer 2
Yes it does
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
MSUBovinaDog
 - MS
answer 3
Yes, it does
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
GCampbell
 - Massachusetts
answer 4
No it does not, but you don't need it. With the wide angle format, you can just estimate the field of view very accurately.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
TulsaReiner
 - Tulsa, OK
answer 5
yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Nelson1
 - portal ga
answer 6
It has an AIM LED but it's not a laser pointer. If you're in lower light it's plenty bright to line up your shots.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
answer 7
yes it has a laser to line it up
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
bigfish1124
 - sarasota florida
answer 8
It has an "aim" light but have not tried it at night and can't see it during the day. I'm sure I just don't know how to use it but it is very easy to aim and has a wide angle and you don't have to get the position perfect.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
Jerwayne
 - Piedmont MO
Question

1

do you have to use a moultrie sd card
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
by
deermeat
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
7 answers
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answer 1
I used a 2 GB sandisk SD card and mine worked fine.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
MSUBovinaDog
 - MS
answer 2
No,any SD card will work
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Wfehrenz1
 - Illinois
answer 3
You can use any regular or HD SD card, up to 32 Gigabyte capacity. The HD cards cost more, but store the images faster.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
TulsaReiner
 - Tulsa, OK
answer 4
Moultrie recommends standard SanDisk cards. Ultra cards are not recommended.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
HuntinFever
 - The Adirondacks - NY
answer 5
No, you can use any SD card. I think there's a limit of 32GB but most cards aren't that large yet. I have had a little trouble with micro SD cards like the ones in your smart phone because you have to use the adapter but otherwise, any SC will work. Most have a number on them and the higher the number the faster they will write so you can experiment to find the best card for your needs. A faster card will save photos faster and read faster when you go to review them on your computer.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
answer 6
yes use a moultrie sd card and other ones any sd card will work
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
klittig
 - Bluffs ILL
answer 7
No! Any SD care will do.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
jmhoyt
 - Pa
Question

Does this camera come with a SD card?

We have been having a rash of breakins here lately and it was suggested that I get a trail camera for aiding the apprehension of the crooks. After reading reviews of over 75 cameras, yours seems to be the best option for what I need except for the time lapse between shots.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
by
yakimova
 - Middleburg, Fl.
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it doesnt come with an SD card. You have to purchase it seperate. Also, you can set the time between shots.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
BigHoss
 - Indaina
answer 2
no
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Nelson1
 - portal ga
answer 3
You can use it in video mode and get pretty good video and a single still photo for each motion occurrence. You can set it to 4 shot burst mode and get 4 pictures and then set it to 5 second delay which is pretty quick. That should help. But if it's easy to see the camera then it can be stolen. Might want to use the secure metal mounting box as well. Or get a regular security camera setup and DVR.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
answer 4
It uses an SD card but does not come with one.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Moultrieman
 - Lewisburg Tn
answer 5
No, it does not come with an SD card. You can purchase Moultrie® SD Memory Cards separately and here is the link http://www.basspro.com/Moultrie-SD-Memory-Cards/product/10202242/
Staff Answer
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 6
No. Think it would be good to use to see who is breaking in.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
Jerwayne
 - Piedmont MO
Question

How does it attach to a tree?

Just trying to figure out how it attaches to the tree or if I need to buy something extra for it to work for my husband. I want to get this as a gift, so do not want him to have to buy anything extra.
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
DTKs
 - Illinois
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
6 answers
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answer 1
It comes with a long strap to put around a tree. You need to buy 8 AA batteries, and an SD card. 2 Gigabyte cards are plenty large in capacity. He may want 2 cards, so he can swap it in the field and take the card back home to review.
Then you also need a card reader (Moultrie make a good one for about $28), unless his computer has a slot on it to insert the SD card (my newer Mac laptop has one).
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
TulsaReiner
 - Tulsa, OK
answer 2
it goes right on the tree you don't need anything extra
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Nelson1
 - portal ga
answer 3
comes with a "belt" with quick release buckle. No additional items needed.
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answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
OneEyedJack
 - Baltimore, MD
answer 4
It comes with straps that will attach to just about any regular size tree. If you get the metal security box seperately that has mounting screws as well. You won't need to buy anything else.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
answer 5
it comes with a strap. all you need to get started are batteries and a memory card.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
figgy
 - Odenville, Alabama
answer 6
A mounting strap is included to attach to a tree or you can purchase a tree mount kit.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
BPSResource10
 - Springfield, MO
Question

Does this camera flash at night? Looking for one that does not flash.

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
rusty2
 - arkansas
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
5 answers
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answer 1
The flash is a red glow that does NOT spook deer. I recently had a 6 year old buck hand around in front of my camera for over an hour and had his picture taken 175 times, without ever spooking. Many other deer have stayed in front of the camera, and keep coming back.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
TulsaReiner
 - Tulsa, OK
answer 2
no flash infrared and it takes very good pics
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Nelson1
 - portal ga
answer 3
It doesn't "flash" like you think of a flash. It has LED bulbs that you can barely see glow of a faint red color when it takes pictures. You can see it in pure darkness but it won't really attract attention and I've never noticed it scaring animals away. They do look at it when it takes a picture, though. If you want absolutely no flash you can get the M80 Black model which is completely dark at all times.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
answer 4
no this camera does not have a white flash at night it has a slight red glow that does not effect the deer
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
MathewsSoloCam
 - Ashland City TN
answer 5
The camera does not flash with a bright light your normal everyday picture camera. Instead, it uses LEDs that use a infra-red light that has a low red glow at night that is almost unnoticable to us and wildlife rarely ever know its in the world so it does not spook game. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
ArrowSlinger08
 - Milton, FL
Question

Startup time

Please advise the startup time - i.e. From the time motion is detected in "sleep" mode to taking the first picture
asked 2 years ago
by
Kwailoh
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
4 answers
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answer 1
I have three of these cameras, and have walked in front of them at night, to test this very issue. It takes 1-2 seconds for the flash to go off.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
TulsaReiner
 - Tulsa, OK
answer 2
once you turn it on it has a 30 sec delay and after that it takes pic every 5 sec
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Nelson1
 - portal ga
answer 3
They don't offer an exact time in their literature but from experience I have found it to be under 2 seconds. Maybe less. If an animal is running you will probably not get it but I have captured bobcats in a trot and they are in the center of the photo and sometimes another shot on the edge of the photo.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
answer 4
im not sure of the start up time but i do get pictures of half of a deer
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
pcriley
 - spotsylvania va
Question

It says that it has a night range of 60 feet. What is the effective range during daytime?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
by
HappyHunter64
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
3 answers
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answer 1
The "night range" is the distance the flash reaches, so it is irrelevant in daylight pictures. I have found it to trigger on motion at about 50 ft, day or night.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
TulsaReiner
 - Tulsa, OK
answer 2
The 60ft is the max it will pickup a moving object at night and the flash is supposed to glow that far but I would rate it at 30-40 ft for practical purposes. Anything 60ft away from the camera you will barely be able to see. In the daytime the IR sensor will be the same range but of course you can see a lot more because of the light.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
answer 3
I'd say the day range is 60 feet and real clear. I've found the night range is the distance it can pick up movement. The range it can light up the animal seems to be around 25 to 30 feet.
answered 2 years ago
by
LoganP
Question

What's the difference?

What are the differences between the m-80, the m-80XT, and the m-80 black mini? What are the advantages of one over the others?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
by
GAhunter16
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
2 answers
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answer 1
the m-80xt had better reviews so i took a chance at it
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Nelson1
 - portal ga
answer 2
The M80 is last years model. The M80 XT adds the new features like motion freeze to make night pics less blurry. It also adds 3 pictures burts capture so instead of one picture or 3 pictures a few seconds apart it can take 3 fast pictures almost like 3 frames of a video so you can capture a deer lifting up his head or an animal jumping and not just one pic and then two blank ones because he's out of the picture. The M80 black adds "invisible" flash which is a black plastic filter over the flash LED's because since they are technically "near infrared" there is a faint glow of red when taking pictures at night and the deer can see it because most of my night pictures the deer are looking directly at the cameras. The New black model doesn't have that at all.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
Question

Does this camera work with the Moultrie 6v deluxe solar panel?

asked 2 years ago
by
perryj
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
2 answers
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answer 1
This camera will work with the Moultrie power panel accessory. That's the one with the built in battery and solar panel. It's 12V so I'm not sure the 6v solar panel would work. 8-AA batteries equals 12v so probably not. There is a power port on the bottom so it's worth a try but I don't think it would work. The 12v power panel works well, though as long as it's in the sun most of the daytime.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
answer 2
The camera will not work on a solar panel. It operates on (4 or 8) AA batteries (not included)
Staff Answer
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
BPSResource3
Question

What is the warranty?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
by
jtrav
on Moultrie® Game Spy® M-80XT Mini 5.0 Megapixel Digital Game Camera
2 answers
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answer 1
Their website says One year.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
JoefromGa
 - Georgia
answer 2
Moultrie products are covered under a limited one-year warranty by manufacturer.
Staff Answer
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
BPSResource3
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