I have a love hate relationship with trail cameras. In my lifetime I’ve used close to fifty different trail cameras. Close to half of them have caused some level of frustration in my book. The Moultrie Panoramic 180i has been frustration-free over the last thirty days of while testing it. The Moultrie 180i is a large, invisible nighttime illumination trail camera with a trigger speed rated at a half second. This camera is very fast and it is loaded with features. Moultrie sent us this camera out to test.
Moultrie Panoramic 180i Review
The Moultrie Panoramic 180i offers a full 180 degrees of view. I have run this camera in full panoramic mode for this last month. Overall I am impressed with the panoramic photos and the open view area in front of the camera. The photos are clear when the deer are in the center of one of the three frames. There is a bit of cutoff where the three camera photos are stitched together which might be a problem for some. A few photos have cut off the head on one frame and it is on the next frame. If I had been shooting in single mode this shot might have been lost.
The quick-start mode makes this camera simple and easy to run. The custom settings give you the freedom to set up this camera to meet your needs. For example, the security code on this camera is important to me because I hunt on property in which several individuals are hunting. With the security code I can ensure that only those with the security code can make changes to the camera. Security codes also deter thieves, as does the Python cable compatibility.
The three lenses are fixed so you don’t have to worry about internal movement inside the camera. This provides for silent operation. This camera records in full HD video, widescreen individual photos, and panoramic photos. It also offers a time lapse mode which can shoot at preset intervals regardless of what is front of the camera. This camera has 70-foot flash range which is compatible with the Moultrie Mobile-Field Modem and has a power port for optional external power sources.
Overall, I really like this camera. The panoramic mode makes this a fun camera to own and it gives me a wide perspective in my scouting. I would use this trail cam on field edges and anywhere I had open areas I wanted to hunt. This is not a cheap camera but with the features as well as the two-year warranty, I feel confident that the Moultrie Panoramic 180i is a camera worth investing in.
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