Received an A-30i for Christmas. Setup seemed straight forward, time, date, Detection Delay, Capture Mode, camera ID and Delete/Format SD.
Regardless of the Detection Delay or Capture mode settings, once triggered the camera continuously captures photos every so many seconds/minutes (depending on the setting) until manually stopped or the SD card is filled. Roughly 1000 photos in just under 24 hours. This was tested indoors using a semi-static scene, our cat’s water dish. The capturing may even be starting as soon as the camera is switched on.
My expectations are that only when triggered will the camera capture photos/videos and only for as long as there is movement in the scene. Are my expectations incorrect?
Attempted to update the camera’s firmware twice. Both attempts ended with the “fail” message. According to Moultrie website documentation this is, most likely, because the camera already has the latest firmware. Hint to Moultrie: 1) Name the firmware files, as provided on your website, in the same format as that reported by the camera so your customers wouldn’t have to guess. 2) The camera should display a word other than ‘fail’, e.g. ‘good’, if the firmware is up-to-date.
During this testing a fresh set of Duracell alkaline batteries dated DEC 2025 lasted about 3 days. That isn't long at all but could be explained if the camera was incorrectly continually capturing pictures/driving the IR LEDs.