Moultrie xv7000i Reviews: Worthy To Buy? [Explained]

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Moultrie XV7000i which runs on the Verizon network. The other version of this trail camera that runs on the AT&T network is known as Moultrie XA7000i. 

They are both the same trail camera from the manufacturer Moultrie. Both of them run on cellular data. 

This is a great thing but the key difference is that one version runs on the AT&T network where the other on Verizon. So, make sure which network you are on before buying it. 

MOULTRIE XV7000I COMPARISON TABLE

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$172.42
$179.99
$199.99
$169.99
Reviewed Trail Camera
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Moultrie Mobile XV7000i Cellular Trail Camera |...
Title
Moultrie Mobile XV7000i Cellular Trail Camera |…
Price
$172.42
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Moultrie Verizon Cellular Trail Camera with Tree...
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Moultrie Verizon Cellular Trail Camera with Tree…
Price
$179.99
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Moultrie Verizon Cellular Trail Camera with...
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Moultrie Verizon Cellular Trail Camera with…
Price
$199.99
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Moultrie Mobile XA7000i Cellular Trail Camera |...
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Moultrie Mobile XA7000i Cellular Trail Camera |…
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$169.99

Last update on 2020-05-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Pros

  • Fast trigger speed.
  • Cellular.
  • 2 years warranty.
  • Excellent photo quality.
  • Excellent field of view and detection range.

Cons

  • Verizon data plans are expensive.
  • False trigger happens frequently.

MOULTRIE XV7000I REVIEWS: FEATURES AND BENEFITS

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MOULTRIE XV7000I SPECS

  • Cellular Trail Camera
  • 20 MP Images
  • 0.3 Second Trigger Speed
  • Invisible Flash
  • 80-foot Detection and Flash Range
  • Records Full HD Video
  • ILLUMI-NIGHT 2 Sensor
  • Powered by 12 AA batteries

THE MULTIPLE VERSIONS

So those are the multiple versions of xv7000i cellular trail cameras.

Those cameras are not cheap at all. Don’t get me wrong other trail cameras cost much more than this. If you consider the fact that it’s a cellular trail camera suddenly the price doesn’t seem high anymore. 

BUILD QUALITY

The camera design is a little odd and unorthodox. It doesn’t look like your regular trail cameras that come in a plain square shape. 

The exterior of the camera is strong and durable. The camera supports a slate river mount. It features a threaded insert at the bottom where you connect the state river mount. 

It also has a spot for a python cable lock. 

The latch is huge and simple to open. When you close the latch make sure you snap both top and bottom latch. You are going to hear two different snaps if you don’t that means the latch isn’t shut down accurately. 

The battery is inserted in the backside of the camera. Insert side by side not top to bottom if you don’t want to pop them battery that is. 

If you try to insert the batteries from top to bottom they might pop out.

As the camera is a cellular one there are not many buttons on the camera itself. Most things are done by the app. Also, there is no screen on the inside of the camera. Every menu option you want you will find them in the app. 

PICTURE QUALITY

The camera of Moultrie XV7000i is a 20mp shooter. The camera shoots some excellent pictures. Day pictures are sharp, vivid, and has tons of color. 

The depth of that image is also excellent. The night camera is also amazing. It provides excellent detail with a little bit “halo” effect. But don’t be bothered it’s not something major. 

For a cellular camera, the image quality is excellent. 

But megapixel is not everything. 20 megapixel is plenty enough but 20 megapixel doesn’t mean it is going to give you the same quality picture as a 20-megapixel digital camera. 

The image quality that a game/trail camera supposed to provide it does that excellently. 

DETECTION RANGE

The detection range of the camera is at 49.4 ° 90 ft. 90 feet is pretty long for a trail camera. What’s more amazing is the trigger speed. 0.29 s! 

Yes, that’s the triggering speed for images. That’s lightning fast!

Your camera won’t miss any click at that speed. Not even the running deers. The moment something enters the detection area it’s going to trigger and snap a picture. 

The video triggering speed is 1.21 s. 

The recovery time might make you wonder why is it that high. Let me explain. The camera doesn’t click just one picture and sends it to your phone. 

When it gets activated it stays on for a couple of minutes. 

During that time whenever it detects motion it snaps a picture. When the motion stops the camera stops and sends all the pictures it took to your phone. 

BATTERY QUALITY

The camera requires 1.35 mW to power up pictures and videos. The XV7000i and XV7000a both run on 12 AA batteries.

If the camera were to take 15 day time pictures and 15 night time pictures in 24h then the battery will last up to 2.4months. On lithium-ion battery that is. 

The battery life isn’t excellent but not terrible either. Considering it’s a cellular camera. 

MOULTRIE XV7000I CAMERA SETUP

You need to download the Moultrie app on your phone to set up this camera. We agree that the UI is not the most user friendly, but Moultrie promised they will improve the app over time.

The app does allow you to set the frequency to immediate, 1/day, 2/day, 4/day, and 8/day. While it doesn’t have any programmable start/stop but it does have a hybrid photo and video mode.

  • Download the Moultrie app from the play store. 
  • Create an account.
  • Go to “my account” then go to “activate device” insert the serial number and modem id. You will find them both on the backside of the camera. 
  • Turn on the camera and wait for around 15 seconds. Let all the light to be stabilized, once they then click the format SD card. If the light turns to green from orange that means the formation is completed.
  • Click the “connect/status” button and it should automatically connect the device to your phone.
  • Go to the app and set it up according to your preference. 

DATA PLANS

  • 12000 Images: $49.99
  • 6,000 Images: $29.99
  • 3,000 Images: $19.99
  • 1,500 Images: $14.99
  • 850 Images: $9.99
  • 100 Images: $4.99

They are pretty expensive compared to other data plans. But if you want the Verizon network version you gotta pay this hefty amount. 

MOULTRIE XV7000I REVIEWS: CONCLUSION

We would like to make it clear again that both versions are the same camera just runs on a different network. 

Make sure that you are in the right network version according to your network location and you will be fine. 

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