Moultrie W900i 44/100
- Blends Well
- Poor Image Quality
- Only 720p Videos
- Slow Shutter
- Limited Warranty
Detection Range: 12/20
The listed 60 feet detection range is accurate, and as with most Moultrie cameras, the detection range will often exceed that.
The detection speed is above average at 0.4 seconds, but the camera shutter is slow and causing blurry pictures.
The 900i is fairly accurate and only prone to false triggers under severe weather.
Battery Life: 5/10
The camera will take thousands of pictures in picture mode, but we have noticed a high battery drain when in video mode.
Daylight Images: 5/10
The colors of the daytime images are dull and missing the highly saturated vibe typical of the Moultrie brand. We have also noticed an extremely high number of blurry pictures, even on sunny days.
Lowlight Images: 3/10
Like the daytime images, most lowlight pictures are out of focus and even more grainy.
Night Images: 4/10
The illumination power of this model is underwhelming. The nighttime images and videos are underexposed and somewhat dark.
We are big fans of Moultrie cameras and have successfully used them for years, but the 900i model is just another step in the wrong direction. The quality of the images and videos is lacking. The screen is extremely small, and the settings are limited and confusing. While the camera can be secured with a python cable, the camera doors are not lockable, and anybody can open the camera and remove the memory card. The similarly designed 8000i model had the door locking option, and we are not sure why Moultrie removed this excellent feature.
We purchased two of these cameras, but unfortunately, we did not have much luck, and one of the cameras never worked correctly.
The camera would always only work for a couple of days and then stop working for no apparent reason. We tried replacing batteries, different memory cards, different settings, and even upgrading the firmware.
Because we have our cameras in remote areas with limited access, it took us a few weeks to finally give up and remove the camera from the field.
With our luck, it was just a few days past the super short three months warranty period, and sadly, Moultrie support refused to replace the unit.
While we would not recommend getting the 900i trail camera regardless, we have no choice but to recommend not buying any refurbished cameras from Moultrie.
Clearly, the refurbished cameras are not tested properly, and faulty units are released back to the public. At this time, it is not worth the risk of getting a refurbished camera from Moultrie, and we truly hope that Moultrie will reconsider the warranty policy for their refurbished cameras.
SpecsOfficial specs from the manufacturer.
- Moultrie W900i
- Flash Type
- No-Glow IR
- Max Pixels
- Max Video
- No. of Sensors
- Detection Range
- 60 ft
- Flash Range
- 60 ft
- Trigger Speed
- 0.40 second
- Min Delay
- 1 seconds
- Max Delay
- 5 minutes
- Max Card Size
- 32 GB
- 3 months