Moultrie A-35

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This is a discontinued trail camera. You can shop our new Moultrie Game Cameras here.

    Moultrie A-35 Review Moultrie A35 game camera review

    If you need an inexpensive picture taking trail camera, the A-35 fits the bill nicely. This is an inefficient video game camera, but if used to only take pictures, this camera performs very well. - TCP Staff

    Model # MCG-13212

    A-35 FAQ's

    Moultrie A-35 Owner's Manual



    • Good night pictures and solid day pictures
    • 5.8-month battery life in picture mode
    • Good detection recovery speeds
    • Solid case design


    • Poor daytime video quality
    • 0.7-month battery life in video mode
    • Limited setup options

    Trailcampro Analysis

    The 2017 Moultrie A-35 is nearly identical to the Moultrie A-30 except it has a few additional IR emitters. Outside of that, you will find the two cameras to be very similar.

    Picture Quality:  

    Photo resolution:   14 mpxl (interpolated)

    Video resolution:  1280 x 720

    Flash Type:  Red glow IR

    Daytime pictures are bright and colorful. We do see a few clarity issues and some out of focus images when the object is outside of 100'. Overall, though, these are good day pictures

    Night pictures are excellent. Flash range, contrast, and clarity all show up really well. We are very impressed with night pictures.

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    Daytime video quality appears to be relatively poor. The motion is not fluid (14 frames per second) and the clarity is poor. There is also no audio.

    Night videos are really good, though. We were blown away by the quality of night video. We still have to count off for not having audio.


    Megapixel Ratings:

    In the past, many people get confused with the megapixel rating trail camera manufacturers advertise.  Companies inflate the mpxl rating to attract eyes to their products.  They do this through interpolation, which digitally adds megapixels to a photo without actually improving the picture.

    The best way to judge picture quality is to look at actual pictures.  You will notice this the most when you zoom in on a full-size image that a camera has taken.  The details of the photo will appear hazy or even digitized.  This is normal, and to be expected.

    Battery Life: 

    Picture & Video Resting Power (on):   1.46 mW

    Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption:   2.3 Ws |  12.0 Ws

    Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 15.8 Ws | 328.6 Ws

    The battery efficiency depends on whether you plan on using the A35 in picture or video mode. In picture mode, the camera is efficient on power consumption. In video mode, the A35 uses a large amount of power per video clip. Here are some examples.

    Picture Mode

    If this camera were to take 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hours, the 2017 A-35 would last 5.8 months in the field on a set of 8 AA Lithium Batteries. This is an efficient camera in picture mode.

    Video Mode

    If this camera were to take 15-day and 15-night videos (10-second videos) every 24 hours, it would last 0.7 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries. This is an inefficient video camera.

    Our rating accounts for the average of both ratings. If you only use your trailcams in picture mode, the A35 gets pretty good battery life. If you use your cameras in video mode, this is not an efficient camera.

    Detection Circuit:    

    Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.62 s. / 1.1 s.

    Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:  1.51 s. / 1.2 s.

    Detection Range:  70 ft.

    The picture trigger speed is average but the recovery time is really fast. Video trigger is sluggish but, once again, the A35 recovers quickly.

    Detection range is a very solid 70 ft. Overall, this is a nice detection zone for a $100 game camera.

    Quality of Design:   

    Dimensions: 5.5" x 3.5" x 2.75"

    Battery Type:  8 AA Batteries

    External Battery Jack:  12-Volt

    Case Design

    The pure quality of the materials used for the case on the Moultrie A35 is far superior to what you would expect on a game camera under $100. The case feels very solid and exceeded our expectations. The Moultrie A-Series of game cameras is similar in design to the higher-end M-Series, but there are a few small differences.

    1. There are two brackets for using a Python Cable Lock, both are located on the back of the camera. You can choose to use the cable to lock the inside of the camera to protect the SD card, or, lock just the camera to the tree.
    2. The A-Series cameras are slightly taller but thinner than the M-Series.
    3. The setup interface has fewer buttons.

    The latch has an unorthodox mechanism, but it is easy to manipulate, even with cold fingers. We think it is more practical and durable than it may appear at first glance. The battery tray ejects from the bottom of the camera and fortunately, the batteries are easy to load and unload. There is also a 1/4" x 20 threaded insert on the bottom for a Slate River Mount.

    A-35 Setup

    The LCD screen on the A35 is very small and has limited space for text. We find the setup to be simple, but rudimentary. It is fairly easy to setup, but we did have to glance at the owner's manual a few times to make sure we understood what the highlighted setting indicated.

    SD Card Storage Examples

    With an 8 Gig SD Card and the camera taking 2 mpxl photos (this is our recommended setting as it is closest to the native resolution), the A-35 could store 40,000 pictures on the SD card. Keep in mind, day pictures (color) have larger file sizes than night pictures (black and white), so this number could go up or down.

    With an 8 Gig SD Card and the camera taking 1280x720 videos, the A35 could store 307 10-second videos.

    From this data, you can extrapolate storage capacities for different sized SD card and different resolution settings. We give you an 8 Gig SD Card with the purchase of this game camera through us. If you need additional or larger SD cards, you can shop all SD card options here.


    Moultrie game cameras have had some of our lowest warranty rates the last two years. However, our warranty rates on Moultrie cameras are based on their higher-end M-series and Gen2 cameras. If any durability/warranty concern pops up, we will update this review.

    Moultrie A-35 Review Conclusion:    

    If you need an inexpensive picture taking trail camera, the A-35 fits the bill. This is a very poor video game camera, but if used to only take pictures, this camera can do the trick.

    Enjoy our reviews?  Please consider purchasing your next trail camera from us.

    FAQ's: Trail Camera

    Q: How do I view the pictures?

    A: There are a number of ways to do this. Pictures/videos are stored on the SD card you place in the camera.

    • View pictures on your computer. Plug the SD card in a desktop computer or laptop via the built-in SD card reader or use a USB reader if your computer doesn't have one. This method works for most tablets as well. With this method, we recommend having two SD cards per camera so you can swap them in the field.
    • View pictures on your smartphone. Choose between the iOS Reader for iPhones and the Android Reader. Phone readers require an app to access the photos, you can read more about these via the previous links.
    • Trail Camera Viewers. While more expensive, handheld viewers are useful if you don't have a smartphone or run multiple trail cameras. 

    Q: Will this trail camera trigger on small animals (birds, rodents, etc.)?

    A: Trail cameras detect on a combination of heat and movement, so, yes, small mammals will trigger the camera. However, if you are going after smaller warm-blooded mammals, we recommend getting the camera closer to your target. For best performance, place the camera in an area that would enable picture detection from 3 - 20 ft.

    Q: Can animals see the infrared flash on this camera?

    A: Yes. This is a red glow trail cameras, meaning it has a faint red glow when taking pictures or videos at night. Humans and animals can see this if looking at the camera. This does not "light up" the woods, though. 

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    Manufacturer Specifications 

    • 12-Volt External Battery Jack
    • Red glow infrared
    • Requires 8 AA batteries
    • 14 mpxl interpolated photos
    • 1280 x 720 video resolution

    trail camera warranty

        Buy your next trail camera or accessory from us and we will protect your purchase with our 90-day return policy and our exclusive 2-year warranty.

        Most manufacturer warranties are only one year.  In our opinion, that isn't good enough.  Our customers get a two year warranty, directly from us.

    Trailcampro's 2-Year Warranty

        If the trail camera you purchase from us goes defective within two years of your purchase, we will quickly replace it.

        We strive to make the warranty process as quick and easy as possible. Simply fill out our warranty form.

    Trailcampro's 90-Day Return Policy

         We believe you have the right to return any game camera that does not meet your expectations within 90 days.

         Our return policy lets you field test products, at no risk to you!

    • Buyer's remorse? Return the camera to us for a full refund (minus shipping).
    • Purchased the wrong camera? We will ship you the right camera.
    • Something wrong with the camera you received? We will replace it at no cost to you.

         Want to talk to a trail camera expert?  Contact our friendly staff.

         Read our Customer Testimonials to find out what our customers have been saying about us!

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      Trail Camera Accessories

      Here are a few of the accessories we like to use in the A-35 Trail Camera.

      Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 8 Pack


      - There is no downside to using lithium batteries.  Long battery life, extreme durability and better night pictures.  You will be happy you did.



      6 Foot Python Cable Lock


      - Use this with the security case, or just the camera itself.  The A35 has brackets on the back specifically for this lock.


      Extra SD Cards

      Start at $14.95

       - SD cards store your pictures and videos for easy removal.  We give you a free SD card with the A35, but most people use a second card.  If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.

      Verified Customer Reviews

           We ensure that every customer review comes from one of our real customers and not someone who works for the competing trail camera manufacturer. These are verified customer trail camera reviews that you can trust.

           We would love your feedback if you purchased this trail camera from us. We want your honest feedback, these reviews are a vital part in helping consumers choose the right game camera. 

      Trailcampro's 2 Year Warranty | 90 day Return Policy

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      Trailcampro 90 Day Return | 2 Year Exclusive Warranty Details 

      If you purchased your trail camera from us (, here are the following warranty stipulations. If you purchased from another retailer, we recommend contacting that retailer or the manufacturer of that product for their warranty details.

      If You Purchase From

      We attempted to make our return policy and 2-year exclusive warranty as simple as possible.  However, there are a few stipulations.

      90 Day Returns

      You may return or exchange anything purchased from Trailcampro for a full 90 days from the date of purchase. Please use the items as you normally would and much as you like subject to the rules below.

      Our return policy lets you field test products, at no risk to you!

      • Buyer's remorse? Return the camera to us for a full refund (minus shipping).
      • Purchased the wrong camera? We will ship you the right camera.
      • Something wrong with the camera you received? We will replace it at no cost to you.

      90 Day Return Policy Rules:

      • 90 days from date of purchase.
      • In order to receive a full refund, items must be returned with their original packaging (including UPC code) and all contents
      • Cameras or products must be returned in their original condition.  You cannot write on the cameras, paint them or deface them in any way.  This completely voids the warranty with both us and the specific manufacturer.
      • If you purchased one of our "Package Deals" and only return part of the package, we will refund the items full price minus the package discount.
      • Orders with quantities of 5 or more are not eligible for a refund or exchange.  They are still eligible for warranty replacement.
      • There are no returns on used cameras or cameras that clearly state "No Returns"
      • If you are returning for a refund, you are responsible for return shipping.  Your refund amount will be minus the cost of the initial shipping to you.

      2 Year Warranty

      We strive to make our customer experience superior to anything available.  Traditional warranties only last a year and must be processed directly through the manufacturer.  This process usually involves frustrating minutes on hold with call centers and oftentimes weeks, if not months of down time waiting for your replacement product.  We process our warranties in-house and expedite the replacement process. When you call Trailcampro you'll speak directly with an expert who will immediately identify the problem and offer a solution. 

      2 Year Exclusive Warranty Details: 

      • Warranty starts from the time of purchase and continues for a full 2 years.
      • Replacement cameras receive the remainder of the 2-year warranty leftover from the original purchase.
      • Warranty is only valid for full retail priced orders (quantity discounts void our 2-year warranty). Discounted items still receive the manufacturer warranty.  Price matches void the 2-year warranty as well.  
      • If your defective camera has been discontinued, we will exchange it for a similarly priced item to your liking.  
      • If you have a 3G cellular trail camera, it is not considered manufacturer defect if you lose 3G reception in your area.
      • Used cameras do not apply for our 2-year warranty
      • Cameras cannot be marked on, damaged, or defaced in any way.  Warranty is for manufacturer defect only.  Defect does not include damage, whether intentional or not.

      If you have any questions that were not answered here please feel free to contact us.

      To warranty a camera please use the form below.  Upon receipt of an RMA number, you will need to ship the camera back to us.  You will be responsible for the shipping charges of the defective camera back to us.  We will ship the replacement back to you for free.  


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