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- The M888 has 7+ month battery life, fast recovery and a good trigger speed. The M888's value will come down to picture quality.  - TCP Staff

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2016 Moultrie M-888 Review

Model #  MCG-13067

Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:  What's this?

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  • Good battery life
  • Sub-1 second picture recovery time


  • Slow video recovery

Trailcampro Analysis

   We are just starting the Moultrie M888 review, so we will update as new data comes in.

Quality of Design:     76/100

Dimensions: 5.75" x 4.75" x 3.25"  |  Battery Type:  8 AA Batteries  |  External Battery Jack:  12 Volt

back of moultrie m888i 2016 game camera  

     The case design is a touch larger than other cameras, but feels very sturdy.  The latch is huge, which has made opening and closing with cold fingers quite easy.

"The latch is huge... easier to open with cold fingers" 

     The python lock bracket is an extremely poor design.  The loops are angled which makes the camera sit poorly on a tree if you are only using the python lock and not the security case.  It would also be pretty easy to torque the camera in a way to easily snap the brackets.  We don't like this design at all, the only way to truly correct this is to use the camera with a security case.

"Python lock bracket is an extremely poor design" 

     The programming definitely takes some getting used to but after playing with it for several minutes we got the hang of it. Whether we magically got smarter in 2016 or just more accustomed to the new Moultrie programming, the learning curve wasn't a steep as the 2015 Moultrie cameras.

     The higher end Moultrie game cameras, like the M880 and M888, have not experienced any durability problems the last year.  No major complaints or warranties.

Detection Circuit     

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.65 s. / 0. 7 s.  |  Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:  1.46 s. / 7.4 s.  |  Detection Range:  n/a

    Picture recovery is outstanding and well under 1 second.  Trigger speed is above average for both pictures and videos.  7 second recovery time is very slow though.

     We are still testing the detection zone.

Picture Quality     

    Cameras are out in the field.  We will will continue to add pictures.  We have posted what we have so far.

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Battery Life:      70/100

Resting Power (on):  1.04 mW  |  Daytime Power Consumption:  2.0 Ws |  Nighttime Power Consumption:  9.4 Ws

     Battery life is very good for a red glow game camera.

     If this camera were to take 35 day pictures and 35 night pictures every 24 hour period, this camera would last 7.4 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.

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Moultrie M888i internal setupManufacturer Specifications

  • 14 mpxl interpolated photos
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution w/ audio
  • Compatible with Moultrie Mobile Field Modem
  • Time, date, temperature, moon phase, and camera name info strip
  • PIR sensitivity - High/Low
  • 1-3 pictures in multi-shot mode
  • Accepts up to 32 gig SD cards
  • Requires 8 AA batteries
  • 36 Red Glow infrared LEDs
  • Backlit navigation buttons
  • External 12 volt battery jack
  • Integrated python cable loop bracket