The Moultrie A30 is one of the most durable trail cameras on the market and has a fast trigger and recovery speed. Its compact design houses a high quality 12MP camera that is easy to setup and allows for video and photo, as well as time lapse and PIR (passive infrared) detection modes.
Pros: A 60-foot detection range is sufficient for most users’ needs, and the image quality inside that detection range was the best of all the cameras under $100. The backlight screen and buttons make navigating the setup process easy in low-light situations. The latch that locks the front cover is well designed – we opened and closed the cameras more than 40 times in the course of our testing, and there was never a concern over this Moultrie camera’s durability.
Cons: Testers found that the A30 had the largest disparity between lens angle and detection angle of game cameras we reviewed, which means the detection circuit may be triggered before the subject is within range of the lens. It also does not record audio with video.
Bottom Line: This is the best trail camera choice if you’re looking to purchase multiple cameras to monitor a piece of property because of its durability and lower price tag.
Best for: Cost-effective monitoring or pairing multiple units together
Key Attribute: Design
- 24 LED and a 70-ft. infrared flash excel at night
- Illumi-night sensor reaches out to 60-ft.
- 12MP resolution lets you see exceptional detail
- Blazing-fast 0.7-second trigger speed
- Video capabilities let you record up to 15 seconds of HD quality
- Weatherproof construction stands up to the elements
Size: 5.35"H x 3.39"W x 2.48"D