M-880 Camera


Q: What type of flash does it have?

A: The Moultrie M-880 Trail Camera features an 8.0 megapixel camera and a Low Glow infrared flash. The Illumi-Night sensor provides bright, clear nighttime images and Motion Freeze feature reduces nighttime blur.


Q: Is there an external port for a 6 or 12-volt battery?

A: Yes, the 880 has an external 12-volt battery port


Q: What type of batteries does it use?

A: The 880 takes 8 AA batteries.  Moultrie recommends the use of new Duracell or Energizer batteries for the 880. Lithium batteries work well, but do not use rechargeable batteries. If your camera has s shorter battery life than expected it may be due to ENVIORNMENTAL FACTORS


Q: Does it come with an SD card or internal memory?

A: No, the 880 does not.


Q: How long do batteries normally last before running out?

A: The 880 will capture 9,500+ images before requiring new batteries.


Q: Is the case safe to use in wet/rainy environments?

A: Yes, all of Moultrie's cameras are designed to be used outside and are designed to be weather resistant.


Q: How do you download the images from the camera?

A: Using a USB SD card reader or picture viewer, you can download images to view or save on any number of devices with a USB port.


Q: Can you attach it to a tree using a cable?

A: Yes, the 880 case is compatible with several models of cable locks, like the Python Lock.  Moultrie also recommends the use of a Moultrie Security box to help ensure the camera's security. 


Q: How does the camera activate to capture a photo?

A: Depending on the settings you as the user configure, the camera can capture images at a timed interval or it can capture images when the motion sensor detects motion within the camera's field of view.





M-880 Camera Firmware Update

NOTE: Make sure your camera has new batteries installed before you begin the firmware upgrade.  A loss of power or turning the camera off during the upgrade process will render the camera unusable, and the camera will need to be sent to Moultrie for repairs.

This firmware update is designed to correct video capture to utilize the full field of view of the sensor when in HD video mode.


CLICK HERE to download the Moultrie-880 firmware update.

The firmware has been compressed in a .zip file.  Many computers have an unzip utility pre-installed to open these files. You should be able to double click on the .zip file to open it.


Copy the firmware upgrade to an empty SD card.

The software file name will be m082013b.elf


Place the SD card in the camera’s SD card slot. And position the camera’s power switch in the AIM position.


The display will show "Upgrade Software".  Highlight the "YES" option and press the ENTER button.

The firmware update will start automatically and take about 1 minute.

Do not turn the camera's power off or remove the battery pack while the 
upgrade is in process.


The camera will shut down when the update is complete. This is normal. Restart the camera and the update will be applied.

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