Moultrie S-50i
Moultrie S-50i
Moultrie S-50i
Moultrie S-50i

Moultrie S-50i

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Moultrie S-50i Review Moultrie S50i game camera review

Model # MCG-13183

S-50i FAQ's

Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:

In Progress

Picture Quality:Testing in Progress

Mpxl Rating | Video ResolutionSee Breakdown ▼

Battery Life:5.7 Months

Resting Power(on) | Daytime Power Consumption | Nighttime Power ConsumptionSee Breakdown ▼

Trigger Speed & Detection:78/100

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed | Detection RangeSee Breakdown ▼

Quality of Design:Testing in Progress

Dimensions | Battery Type | External Battery Jack See Breakdown ▼


Pros

  • n/a

Cons

  • Poor battery life even though it uses 12 AA batteries

Trailcampro Analysis

 

Picture Quality:  Testing in Progress

Photo resolution: 20 mpxl (interpolated)

Video resolution:  1920 x 1080 w/ audio

Flash Type:  No glow IR

We are placing cameras in the field. We will post pictures and videos as they become available.

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Battery Life: 60/100

Picture & Video Resting Power (on):   2.85 mW

Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption:  1.33 Ws |  9.94 Ws

Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 16.3 Ws | 200.58 Ws

This camera uses 12 AA batteries in series. The power consumption is very high, producing poor results in battery life.

Picture Mode

If this camera were to take 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hours, the 2017 S-50i would last 5.7 months in the field on a set of 12 AA Lithium Batteries. This is very poor for a non-cellular trailcam that uses 12 AA batteries.

Video Mode

If this camera were to take 15-day and 15-night videos (10-second videos) every 24 hours, it would last 1.5 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries. This is an inefficient video camera.

Whether in picture or video mode, the S-50i burns through batteries too quickly and would be expensive to continuously replace 12 Lithium batteries.

Detection Circuit:     78/100

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.31 s. / 1.1 s.

Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:  1.77 s. / 2.6 s.

Detection Range:  60 ft.

Picture trigger and recovery times are both very fast. Video trigger is slow but recovery is well above average.

In initial testing, the S-50i detected out to 60 ft. Overall, this is a solid detection zone.

Quality of Design:     Testing in Progress

Dimensions: n/a

Battery Type:  12 AA Batteries

External Battery Jack:  12-Volt

This category is under evaluation

Review Conclusion:     Testing in Progress

 

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FAQ's: Moultrie S-50i Game 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. The S-50i has an internal picture viewer for viewing pics/vids in the field.

  • 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: This is somewhat controversial. Humans can't see the flash as the nanometer spectrum is above what the human eye can detect. It's also much harder for an animal to see, but that could depend on the species of animal as different species see in different light spectrums.

Q: Where can I purchase this camera?

A: From us! We hope to woo you with our incredible charm, two-year warranty, 90-day returns, free continental U.S. shipping, and technical expertise. If that isn't enough, we give you an 8 Gig SD card with this camera and you can call and talk our ear off anytime. 

Seriously, though, we know you have plenty of options of where to spend your hard-earned money. The internet can be the wild, wild, west of too-good-to-be-true deals. If you choose to do business with us, we will go out of our way to make sure you are happy with the camera you select and the service we provide you.

We are passionate about testing and reviewing trail cameras, but most importantly, we are passionate about treating our customers the right way. We do things differently from what you have come to expect from other internet retailers and we hope you give us the opportunity to prove that to you.

 

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Manufacturer Specifications 

  • 12-Volt External Battery Jack

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.

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    Moultrie S50i Trail Camera Accessories

    Here are a few of the accessories we like to use in the S50i.


    Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 12 Pack

    $29.95

    - 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

    $19.95

    - Use this with the security case, or just the camera itself.  The S-50i has brackets on the back specifically for this lock.

     



    Extra SD Cards

    Start at $5.95

     - SD cards store your pictures and videos for easy removal.  We give you a free SD card with the S-50i, but most people use a second card.  If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures

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