Moultrie Panoramic 150 Review
Moultrie has definitely brought us a first in the way of trail cameras with this model. No other camera at this time offers a panoramic photo feature. With the way this unit performs though, there is little doubt that this is going to be the way of the future. You can hang one camera instead of 3, or just monitor really wide areas. It takes 3 separate pictures and combines them into one. The most amazing part is that it swivels with virtually no noise.
- 8 MP resolution
- 3 separate motion sensors cover an unparalleled 150 degree detection area
- Offers triple detection zone of standard game cam
- Trigger speed is less than 1 second
- Single shot mode is available
- 9,000 pics on one set of batteries. Note: Use of video will drastically reduce this
- HD video option, with sound
- Motion Freeze to help reduce nighttime blur
- Camouflage strap loop with Python® compatibility (cable not included)
- Recovery time is 6 seconds
- Photos have an overlap/separated appearance.
- Runs on 6 C batteries
Check out these sample photos:
It is important to note a couple of things about the “cons”. 6 seconds for a recovery time is actually pretty good when you factor in that it is storing 3 pictures per shot. (You could say 2 seconds per pic). Same with the overlapped appearance. This really is the only solution out there for monitoring a field or open area with just one camera. Considering that it is the first of it’s kind as well, they have really gotten it right.
Here is what a couple of owners had to say about the P-150:
Love the panoramic feature concept, it covers a much wider area and is so easy to set and use compared to other higher more complicated cameras. I am a user of the Moultrie line of products and have been for more than 20 years dating back to the black eyed pea sheller I bought my Mother. This camera lives up to the quality I expect out of any Moultrie product.
It took pretty good pics, when it took them. I never got to the woods with it; tried it in the yard for security. Sometimes movement in front of the camera would not trigger a photo. The slightest movement at the left periphery triggered every time, often even when the object was just out of the field of view
The benefits of the panoramic feature are obvious ones. You can see an entire field in “one” shot. This isn’t just a one trick pony though. You can enable a single shot mode where the camera will swivel and take just one shot in whatever zone it detects the motion in. (Out of the 3 motion sensors it has).
It offers really clear, crisp pictures by day. The flash range is almost 70 feet, so it is capable of delivering great nighttime photos as well. With the 8 MP resolution and HD video options it really performs beyond the ability of most single game cameras. Time-lapse options even make it a good camera for putting over a food plot. (Especially if you have a wide one, or want to catch a trail and a plot with a single camera).
This device is going to revolutionize the game camera industry going forward. It performs so well that it’s hard to believe other companies aren’t already racing to complete production. The only real drawbacks are the overlap effect on the panoramic photos and the increased battery usage (from the swiveling). If you are looking to monitor a large area though, you will not find a better option. If this is more than what you need, you could always check out a traditional model.