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