The Moultrie Panoramic 180i trail camera is truly one of a kind. It combines an innovative design with advanced features, so it’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular game cameras on the market right now. We decided to put this model to the test to find out if it is really as good as the manufacturer has claimed. Below we’ll describe the technical specifications of this model, and we’ll also talk about the advantages of choosing this trail camera over others. No game camera is perfect so to be fair we’ll also discuss how we think Moultrie could improve this model. Finally, we’ll issue our verdict on the Moultrie Panoramic 180i trail camera and let you know who should and should not consider buying it.
The Panoramic 180i weighs 2.3 pounds and its dimensions are 10” x 6.6” x 5” including the case. This is slightly larger and heavier than other trail cameras in this class but the camera can easily be mounted on a tree or in any other location you prefer. I wish that Moultrie could find a way to pack all of the power contained in this device into a smaller case, because compared to other similar trail cameras it’s a little bit large and heavy. It’s still easy to mount, though.
This device features at 14-megapixel camera with three lenses, and it has the ability to take high definition videos at day or night. This trail camera’s trigger speed is lightning-fast at just 0.5 seconds.
This game camera has multiple modes that allow you to choose how you want to capture photos and videos. It has photo, video, multi-shot, time lapse and hybrid modes. It’s extremely easy to switch from one mode to another. I have to brag about how programmable this camera is. It has so many options and modes – the time lapse and multi-shot modes work great, by the way – and you’d think that with so many options it would be hard to program it correctly. I’m definitely not the most technically-inclined person in the world but I had no trouble at all programming the camera.
This trail camera has a 70-foot detection range. This is slightly above average for trail cameras, and 70 feet is more than enough to detect and capture movement.
Field of Vision
The Panoramic 180i is named as such because it has a 180-degree field of vision. This is an impressive advancement over the previous 150 model. A 180-degree field of vision is practically unheard of, and the nighttime photos and videos are extremely clear. I knew where the camera was and I couldn’t see any lights or hear any sound whatsoever when I was testing the device at nighttime
Due to its invisible LED illumination system it can capture photos and videos at nighttime without alerting the target whatsoever. When dealing with animals or other targets that prefer nocturnal activity, it is extremely important to use a trail camera that doesn’t give off any visible signs of light or sounds of photos or videos being taken.
Battery, Memory Card& Warranty Info
It can work with memory cards of up to 32 gigabytes and it requires 12 AA batteries to operate. With a 32-gigabyte memory card you can capture approximately 15,000 photos, and this trail camera has a setting that allows you to erase the oldest photos with the newest photos if the SD card gets full. I’m not a big fan of the fact that it takes 12 AA batteries to operate this model, but they do seem to last a long time.
Thanks to the camouflage design you should have no trouble with anyone seeing the camera. The Mossy Oak camouflage design provided by Moultrie allows the camera to remain unseen, but you can always use a lock box if you prefer.
If you were a judge in a jury trial, you’d probably be pretty certain what the jury would have to say about the Moultrie Panoramic 180i trail camera. It’s “guilty” – of being a great way to track targets. It has a great camouflage design and its invisible nighttime photos and videos are truly spectacular. I always try to be impartial and unbiased when I review trail cameras, and to be honest I have really skewered some other models, but this game camera deserves every bit of praise that it’s getting from hunters and trackers around the country. It’s going to be hard to find another trail camera that is so technologically advanced for such a low price. Therefore, my verdict for the Moultrie Panoramic 180i is buy it if you’re looking for a wide field of vision, high-quality results, and complete invisibility when it comes to nighttime photos and videos.
It’s clear that the Moultrie Panoramic 180i is a solid choice for individuals looking for a reliable trail camera. If you already own this model and would like to tell us what you think about it, feel free to leave your remarks in the Comments section below. We’d also be happy to respond to any questions individuals may have regarding this trail camera. Happy hunting!