Moultrie D-55IRXT Product features:
- 5 MP image resolution
- full color day pictures, black and white night pictures
- High, Medium and Low picture resolution settings
- High and Low video resolution settings
- photos stamped with time, date, moon phase and temperature info
- 1.7s trigger speed, recovery time 8s
- 26 IR LEDs flash with range up to 50 ft
- detection range up to 45 ft
- Trail Cam Mode takes still photos when game is detected
- Plot Cam Mode takes photos at specified intervals and combines them as video
- In Hybrid Mode camera operates in Plot Cam Mode during the day and Trail Cam Mode during night
- Fast Fire Continuous Shooting Mode captures up to 3 photos per second
- Video Mode captures 640×480 AVI video up to 30 seconds (10 seconds at night)
- picture delay 15 sec, 30 sec, 1-60 minutes
- powered by 6 C-cell batteries
- external power compatible
- SD card slot, supports SD memory card up to 32GB
- weatherproof casing and mounting strap
- compact size 6” x 5” x 3.5”
- 1 year warranty
Picture quality of D-55IRXT is actually quite excellent for a trail camera of this price. The daytime pictures are clear and have beautiful color. The IR flash of the camera has plenty of power and thus the camera produces clear nigthtime IR shots.
The recovery time of only 8 seconds is a vast improvement over previous model. The 45 ft. detection range is impressive. Camera can easily detect small animals like birds and squirrels at 10-20 ft, people and bigger game animals at 40-45 ft.
The battery life is also improved and during normal operation, the Moultrie D-55ir XT should easily operate for 2 months without changing the 6 c cell batteries.
The operation of the camera is really simple and the instruction manual provides clear guidelines how different features are used and programmed.
Let’s be honest, the trigger time of 1.7 seconds isn’t that great and can lead to blurry pictures, especially during nighttime. However you can partly overcome this problem with smart camera placement.
Some customers have reported having SD card problems with this camera. These included read/write problems and locking of SD card. In general these problems have occurred in the very beginning so these customers have been able to make a warranty return.
With its good picture quality, 45 ft range, ease of programming features and solid durability, Moultrie D-55IRXT may just be one of the best daytime/nighttime cameras for the price.