Moultrie Mobile EDGE 69/100

Manufacturer: Moultrie

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Intro

The Moultrie Mobile Edge is a cellular trail camera that connects to multiple nationwide cellular networks and has built-in memory, allowing the user to view and manage images using the Moultrie Mobile app without the need for an SD card. The camera can run on 8 or 16 AA batteries (alkaline or lithium) and is compatible with Moultrie solar power accessories. It has a 33-megapixel sensor and records HD 720p video with sound. The Moultrie EDGE has a 40-degree field of view and a detection and flash range of up to 80 feet. The Moultrie Mobile app offers real-time alerts, camera setting adjustments, activity charting, interactive maps, and weather forecasts. It also includes species recognition, smart tag AI, and wind direction arrows for hunting. The app is free. An annual or monthly subscription is required to download photos and videos. The camera comes with a 2-year warranty and US-based customer support.

Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Latch - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Latch
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Side - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Side
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Back - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Back
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Antenna - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Antenna
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Open - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Open
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Front - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Front
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Accessories - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Accessories
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Size Comparison - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Size Comparison
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - New in Box - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - New in Box
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Box Side - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Box Side
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Box Back Side - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Box Back Side
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Box Side 2 - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Box Side 2
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Open Box - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Open Box
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Get Started - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Get Started
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Battery Status - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Battery Status
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Mounted - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Mounted
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Mounted View - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Mounted View
Camera picture: Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Secured - Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Moultrie Mobile EDGE Trail Camera - Secured

Pros

  • Excellent Nightime Images
  • Good Battery Life
  • Easy-to-Use App & Website
  • Detection Range

Cons

  • Heavy & Bulky
  • No Memory Card Option
  • Fake "Unlimited" Subscription Option
  • Will Not Operate Without a Subscription
  • Slow Video Trigger

Camera Ratings


Detection Range: 16/20

As with most Moultrie cameras, the detection range is excellent and often exceeds the listed 80 feet.


Speed: 5/10

The trigger speed is good when the camera is in picture mode, but the video recording speed is disappointingly slow.

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Coyote - Slow Speed Video Trigger

Accuracy: 8/10

Moultrie cameras are known for their trigger accuracy, and the EDGE is no different. Very solid with minimal false triggers, even on super windy days.


Battery Life: 9/10

One of the reasons the camera is so bulky is the double-capacity battery tray that can fit up to 16 AA batteries. While no cellular camera can compete with traditional cameras, the battery life of the Mobile EDGE is quite good for a mobile camera. Our unit has been deployed for over two months, and the battery status is showing 65%. If the battery metering is accurate, that would be rather impressive, as other cellular cameras can barely last two to four weeks.


Daylight Images: 7/10

Daytime pictures and videos are sharp with only minimal ISO grain, but the colors are dull and rather dark under cloudy conditions. The EDGE would definitely benefit from having slightly more brightness and saturation.  

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Mule Deer Buck

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Elk Herd Running in Snow

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Mule deer buck chasing a doe

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Mule Deer Buck Up-close

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Elk Bull

Lowlight Images: 8/10

Similarly to daylight pictures and videos, all lowlight images are sharp but on the darker side, and the colors are flat and bland.

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Full Moon Buck

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Low Light Mule Deer Buck

Night Images: 9/10

Nightime images are excellent. The videos are clear and sharp, and the ISO grain is hardly noticeable. The EDGE is equipped with traditional 850nm infrared illumination that produces bright and very even lighting. The only downside is that the 850nm infrared illumination is visible to human and animal eyes and will spook some animals. 

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Nightime Western Coyote

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Elk Cow at Night

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Young Mule Deer Buck

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Two Coyotes on Foggy Night

Design: 7/20


Verdict: 69/100


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Specs

Official specs from the manufacturer.
Name
Moultrie Mobile EDGE
Manufacturer
Moultrie
Model
MCG-14076
Model Year
2022
Series
Mobile
Flash Type
Low-Glow IR
Max Pixels
33
Max Video
720p
No. of Sensors
1
Detection Range
80 ft
Flash Range
80 ft
Field of View
40 degrees
Trigger Speed
0.85 second
Min Delay
30 seconds
Max Delay
30 minutes
Max Card Size
0 GB
Wireless
Yes
Wifi
No
MSRP
$99.99
Warranty
24 months

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