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Moultrie M-880i Gen 2 Infrared Game Camera 8.0MP- MCG-12693

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Moultrie M-880i Gen 2 Infrared Game Camera 8.0MP- MCG-12693

The M-880i Gen2 is iNVISIBLE flash 940nm LEDs that help make Moultrie's featured-packed M-880i "invisible" at night.

The M-880i Gen2 game camera improves upon the popular M-880i, with enhanced image quality, improved battery life, and easy-to-use features, including a new "Quick Start" setting. The Moultrie M-880i is an 8.0 megapixel iNVISIBLE Flash IR LED mini game camera. The Illumi-Night sensor provides bright, clear nighttime images and Motion Freeze feature reduces nighttime blur.

The M-880i is a Moultrie game camera designed to capture digital video and images of deer and other wildlife while you're away from the land you manage. Whether discreetly strapped to a tree, mounted atop a Moultrie Feeder or positioned on a split rail fence post, the M-880i is a smart and versatile camera that has just the right amount of features that a seasoned game manager needs, with the addition of completely invisible LED flash at night. Wisely camouflaged, durably designed, and with incredible battery life of 17,000 images, the new M-880i gives you the invaluable field intelligence you need to confidently manage your game and then take it to the next level.


Don't let its small size fool you. The M-880i packs a powerful punch out in the field, giving you incredible size, scale, and scope on capturing images of wild game while in the wild. The rugged new design goes beyond mere cosmetic changes, and most importantly includes improved weather resistance, allowing critical components to remain completely sealed from the elements. In addition, improved production and testing processes have led to better long-term performance and reliability in the field.


At Moultrie, we believe that features should make the product better, not make it confusing. That's why the M-880i is equipped with just the right mix of features and settings for today's instinctual game manager. Armed with our powerfuliNVISIBLE Flash IR LED technology, the M-880i can capture crisp video and photos of game up to 70 feet while remaining totally undetectable even during the darkest hours of the night. With the addition of the new "Quick-Start" setting, you can simply set the date and time and the M-880i is ready to go, but if you want to customize your settings, that's just a few clicks away with simple menu settings.


With a natural language programming menu and easy-to-ready LCD screen, the M-880i is very simple to program and operate. The buttons on the camera are backlit for ease of viewing during low-light conditions. The camera can operate in any of three Operational Modes:


The M-880i employs a passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor that's triggered by heat and movement within 50 feet. The M-880i has a fast Trigger Speed, so images are captured under 1 second after the camera senses motion. Motion Detect Delay is a low-power "sleep" state entered after image capture. Longer delays extend battery life and limit the images recorded in high-traffic situations (e.g. - on a very busy game feeder). The camera can be set for 5, 10, or 30 second delays as well as 1, 5, 10, or 30 minute delays. Between delays, an optional Multi-shot Mode allows the camera to record multiple photos and comes in two flavors: "Triggered" multi-shot (3 photos) requires a motion trigger for each photo and "Burst" multi-shot takes 3 photos quickly after a single motion trigger.


Time lapse mode disables the PIR sensor and instead triggers the camera through a countdown timer. The timelapse mode can be set for 1 or 2 different periods per day (e.g. - 4 hours each dawn and 3 hours at dusk). You can set the duration of the timelapse period and also adjust the Timelapse Interval between each image capture. Longer intervals capture fewer images and shorter intervals capture more images. The M-880i allows for 13 different interval settings, lasting from as little as 10 seconds to as long as 24 hours.


In Hybrid Mode, the camera follows a Timelapse Program, but will also be triggered by its passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor.


This 940nm iNVISIBLE Flash IR LEDs use a powerful infrared technology that can illuminate objects at night up to an amazing 70 feet away. Totally invisible to the naked eye, the flash is powered by 36 Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) operating in the 940nm wavelength. The LEDs have two settings: Motion Freeze will reduce motion blur and deliver sharper photos or set to Extended Flash to maximize flash distance.



The M-880i allows for multiple Photo Resolutions settings to help you manage storage and image quality, and now also includes the addition of PIR sensitivity adjustments for a high or low setting, depending on your camera location (for example, set PIR on "high" for longer-range, open areas or "low" for shorter-range image capture in deeper woods settings). All photos are captured in 16:9 aspect ratio (the same as modern high-def televisions). Resolutions include:

  • Low 0.9 MP (1280x720)
  • Medium 2.0 MP (1920x1080)
  • High 4.0 MP (2688x1512)
  • Enhanced 8.0 MP (3840x2160)


The M-880i captures video in 16:9 aspect ratio and offers two Video Resolutions:

  • Low VGA VGA (640x480)
  • Medium (1280x720)


Every image captured can be imprinted with an optional Infostrip along the bottom that includes date, time, temperature (in F or C), moon phase, and an 11-character name of the camera/location.



The M-880i's sturdy, weatherproof case comes covered in Mossy Oak Bottomland Camouflage and is easy to hide in the woods.


The case features an olive drab interior with a solid weatherproof plastic exterior. Comes with standard 1/4"-20 tripod mount on the bottom, plus strap slots for use with included nylon mounting strap. Side of case also features a python lock compatible hasp for additional security.


  • M-880i Game Camera
  • 1" x 6' olive drab mounting strap
  • User Guide in English, French and German
  • Moultrie brand window decal



Camera requires 8 AA Alkaline or Lithium batteries, which will power the camera for 17,000 images. This conservative estimate is based on 10 daytime and 10 nighttime captures per day. Actual results vary based on user settings and environmental factors, but in common game management situations, new set of batteries often last for 1 year.


The M-880i is also compatible with a 12V DC external power source that can be used to extend field life. Camera also has a AC Power Mode that allows for high-performance and perpetual use of the device.


The M-880i is compatible with SD/SDHC Class 4 cards or higher, up to 32 GB size. (Memory cards are sold separately.) The M-880i includes the "Managed Memory" feature which prevents the camera from running out of memory. When set to "Overwrite Oldest," the camera will erase the oldest photos and videos to create free space for new photos and videos when the memory card is at full capacity. Or if you want to keep all of your old images, you can also set the camera "Normal" and it will stop recording new images when the SD card memory is full.

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Manufacturer Moultrie
Price $169.99
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Customer Reviews 15 item(s)

Good product. Great company to purchase from.
The product is what I expected from Moultrie, Great! Once you learn how to navigate through "setup" it's easy. Wish now I had bought more at that price. American Fishing Legacy was awesome they under sale and over deliver. Product shipped to my door in 2 days.
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Review by Jon / (Posted on 11/1/2016)
Great Company
Shipping was much faster than stated. Customer service was great!
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Review by Lin / (Posted on 10/4/2016)
Night pics aren't that clear. Some times hard to tell a buck from doe at about 25-30 yards, it's pretty fuzzy. Other than that so far so good (started using the camera about 2 weeks ago)
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Review by Mike / (Posted on 9/26/2016)
Works great b
Has been taking great pictures so far. Day and night. Easy set up.
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Review by Digger / (Posted on 9/12/2016)
Quick ship, well packaged
Works as explained, quick start is a great feature.
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Review by yes / (Posted on 9/7/2016)
First Game Camera!!!
This is my first game camera, easy to use and set up. Takes great pictures.
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Review by Nemesis / (Posted on 8/30/2016)
Outstanding service and quick shipment. Have ordered several items from them and will continue to do so.
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Review by Sorrydog / (Posted on 8/25/2016)
Takes great pictures day and night.
Great cameras
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Review by user / (Posted on 8/23/2016)
Great camera. Great Pictures day and night.
Great camera. Great Pictures day and night.
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Review by Al / (Posted on 8/13/2016)
Disappointed with manufacturer's support, but ALFC was a winner.
The first camera I received drained batteries in less than 24 hours. I notified MoultrieFeeders first and they gave me some procedure to try, which did not work. Then they told me to return the camera at my expense and they would decide whether to repair or replace! Really? Thankfully, I had received a review request from ALFC and I e-mailed the situation to them. They offered to mail out a replacement camera immediately and send me a return label for the first camera. Wow, I had not expected that! The new camera works flawlessly! Pictures sharp and clear, day and night. Meets my needs perfectly. Thank you ALFC for your prompt action.
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Review by SteveV / (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Very positive.
I use game cameras to record the overall herd quality and numbers, to record pig trap visitors, to record some hunter actions, to record unwanted visitors, and just things in general. Had 13 primos cameras, 9 died within 10 months, had cuddy back, had to send back. Moultrie keeps on ticking, like the energizer bunny. If all the cameras worked like Moultrie and had their customer service, I might think about them, but, the others don't, so THANK YOU moultrie.. one of the comments here is the menu is a little difficult, true. But use it enough, that's easy to overcome, and the two "on" settings make a difficult menu no problems, turn it on quick start and leave it alone, no problem.. learn the menu and custom, no problem. Just use it and love it.
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Review by Bill / (Posted on 7/29/2016)
Been using cams since they first started making them. Have used just about every brand. This one is the best and "ONLY" cams I use now. For the price and dependability you can't beat it. And with the price here for 89 bucks versus the 142-160 they cost last year, you can't beat it!
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Review by Not Obama! / (Posted on 7/26/2016)
SUPER Product!!!!!!!!!!! Good pictures night & day.
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Review by Ray / (Posted on 7/11/2016)
Good value for $$ (when on sale)
Nice Camera, flash not visible, nice pictures
Must have totally clear area in front of camera, branches and brush reflect the IR Flash and camera focus/picture is of brush and eyes of you are lucky.
Menu/Instructions/Display could be easier - I practiced before deploying, also erase/format SD card each time...just to be safe.
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Review by Grinder / (Posted on 2/27/2016)
Great Camera
Great overall camera
Works well and takes great pictures
I also like the externally accessible micro usb jack port
Great price and quick shipping
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Review by Rick / (Posted on 1/1/2016)

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