Muddy Matrix Trail Camera Review
The new 2023 Muddy Matrix cellular trail camera has a dual network with preinstalled AT&T and Verizon SIM cards. Automatic Network Coverage detects which carrier has the best signal and connects. Read more about this Muddy cellular trail camera for AT&T and Verizon below.
- TCP Staff
Model # MUD-MTRX | Muddy Matrix Owner's Manual
Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:
36 Mpxl Photos (interpolated) | 1080p Video Resolution
Battery Life:3.2 Months (pics)
Using 15 pics day + night
Trigger Speed & Detection:75/100
Trigger & Recovery: 0.21 s. - 42 s. (Pictures) | 0.84 s. - s (Videos) | 80 Range
Quality of Design:81/100
8 AA Batteries | 12V External Battery Jack
Trail Camera Review
- On demand photos
- Automatic Dual Network Connectivity (AT&T/Verizon)
- 3 photo burst
- On Demand
- Operating Hours
- Camera Location
- Share with friends on the app
- Color night photos on the app
- No interface
- Many blurry photos
Be Wary Of Megapixel Ratings
Megapixel ratings for trail cameras seem to increase more & more every year. In reality, the native resolution of 99% of all trail cameras is 5 megapixels or less. Manufacturers artificially inflate megapixel ratings for advertising purposes through a process called interpolation. Interpolated photos are enhanced by software to mimic the file size of a higher megapixel photo, but seldom offer additional clarity or resolution. The result is an exponentially larger file size photo which takes longer to load and slows down the speed of your camera. We always program our cameras to capture photos at the image sensor's native resolution. This allows our cameras to operate as efficiently as possible and store more photos to memory. With shorter load times, this also allows us to review photos at a much quicker pace. To put things in perspective, the trail camera widely considered to be the "Gold Standard" and used by more professional researchers than any other unit is just 3 megapixels.
Photo resolution: 36 mpxl (interpolated)
Video resolution: 1080p
Flash Type: N/A
Picture & Video Resting Power (on): 0.93 mW
Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 42.0 Ws | 43.4 Ws
Here are your best battery options:
Trailcampro Choice: AmpTORRENT Rechargeable AA Lithium
If this camera were to take 15-day and 15-night pictures every 24 hours, it would last 2.1 months in the field - per charge - on a set of AmpTorrent Rechargeable AA Lithium batteries.
There are a number of benefits to these batteries:
- Up to 1,200 charges
- Consistent 1.5 volt operation
- Charges with the included USB cable
- Eco-friendly (less batteries in a landfill)
- Batteries pay for themselves after 2-3 charges
Longest Lasting Choice: Energizer Ultimate Lithium
If the this camera were to take 15-day and 15-night pictures every 24 hours, it would last 3.2 months in the field on a set of Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
Ultimate Lithium batteries provide the longest-lasting battery choice due to their incredible consistency and capacity. We have loved these batteries for a long time, however, in recent years they have become incredibly expensive and not the most cost-effective option.
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.21 s. | 42.0 s.
Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.84 s. | 1.0 s.
Detection Range & Angle: 80 ft. @ 35.3° (38.4° field of view)
Dimensions: 6" x 3.75" x 3"
Battery Type: 8 AA
External Battery Jack: 8 AA
The Muddy Matrix feels like a camera in the $100 price range. However, the latch operates efficiently and the battery compartment seems to hold the batteries really well. We don't like that the antenna port comes off the top of the camera (and not the side) as this can help keep moisture from pooling at this entry port. This will blend in well with a darker color of design.
- Download Stealth Cam Command app and create an account (or sign in)
- Add device (hit + button). Access your QR code underneath the battery tray. Follow instructions to finish
- Tap on your camera within the app and select "Camera Setup" to access settings.
Test your camera connect at any time by pressing the Sync button. This will take a test photo and instantly attempt to upload it. If your camera is successful you will see the photo appear in the app. Otherwise, one of the following LED codes will display:
- Flashing green battery indicates checking camera hardware status
- Solid green battery and flashing network indicates checking camera for internet connection
- Solid green battery, Network and flashing account indicates checking camera for account
- 3 Solid LEDs indicate account found and camera is successfully registered
- All 3 LEDs will blink green to indicate photo upload in progress. LEDs will turn off to indicate camera is asleep and ready for deployment
- Solid red battery indicates low battery or no sd card
- Solid green battery and solid red network indicate no sim card, low signal, or no data plan
- Solid green battery, network and solid red account indicates no account found
The vast majority of consumer-grade trail cameras are inexpensive, imported devices exposed to harsh conditions 24/7/365. Most manufacturers only offer a one-year warranty. We stock only the most durable units and provide an additional year of warranty at no extra charge. The Trailcampro exclusive 2-year warranty allows you to deal directly with Trailcampro avoiding long wait times on hold with the manufacturer and prolonged periods without a replacement camera. We turn around most warranties in just one business day!
All test results are achieved through the use of proprietary equipment used exclusively by Trailcampro. Any re-publication of this data without prior written consent is strictly prohibited by law. COPYRIGHT TRAILCAMPRO, L.L.C. 2023, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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