The Swann PenCam 4GB Mini Video Camera & Recorder is proof that the pen is mightier than the sword! The stylish-looking casing with metallic gold trim and pocket clip holds an executive-quality black ballpoint pen with hidden talents, as it contains a pinhole video camera so small you almost can't see that it's there. Use the PenCam to shoot AVI video files at 640 x 480 pixel resolution or JPEG still images at 1280 x 1024 photo resolution, all at the push of a button. PenCam's intelligent design has been enhanced with larger capacity 4 gigabytes of internal memory able to store up to 90 minutes of video footage.
Viewing or copying recorded files is easy, just unscrew the top of the pen to reveal a USB plug that can connect straight into your computer's USB port. No special cables, no adapters, no drivers, no worries!
Transferring files is easy as the PenCam can be used as an everyday USB thumb drive, able to store a myriad of file formats without fuss. PenCam's 4GB capacity provides the optimal mix of recording capacity, battery life, and operating speed. What's more, you can use the USB port to recharge the pen's lithium-ion battery for 60-90 minutes of operating time before needing recharging again.
USB connection for video transfer and charging.
Descrete pen design, nobody will know it's a video recorder!
PenCam is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Mac OS X and once recorded, files can be played back on all the popular video playing software formats including Windows Media Player, Quick Time, Real Player, VLC, WinDVD and PowerDVD. Once you have backed-up your video and photo files you can email them to friends or upload them to your favorite content sharing or social networking websites including YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace and more.
Swann's PenCam 4GB Mini Video Camera & Recorder is perfect for sales people, lawyers, law enforcement, mystery shopping, covert surveillance, family get-togethers, parties, spy games, home movie making, internet fun and more. The pack includes 3 black ballpoint ink refills and everything you need to get started at the push of a button.
Beware of cheap alternatives! Swann has been manufacturing pen cameras and covert video surveillance products for over 10 years. For quality and reliability choose a PenCam 4GB Mini Video Camera & Recorder from Swann. Now more than ever before, it's the perfect business person's accessory or a cool gift idea!
A cool gadget & a great gift idea!
Video camera & DVR housed in a real, working quality
Shoot color AVI videos at 640 x 480 resolution or high res
Create video evidence with time & date stamping & upload to your favorite website including YouTube,
MySpace, Facebook & more
Easy backup - record up to 90 minutes & use USB
memory stick to upload to PC
Long-lasting built-in battery lasts 90 minutes & recharges
via your PC's USB port
Compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X,
Windows Media Player, RealPlayer & QuickTime Player
Perfect for lawyers, sales people, law enforcement,
mystergy shopping, covert surveillance or Internet fun!
Rated 2 out of 5 by fromelles Not a great product, but good enough
Agree sound is terrible especially if you have the pen in your shirt pocket and you talk from being behind the pen, sound is too loud and distorted, no option to adjust microphone. On days when its windy, the wind cuts out the sound of your voice.
The video mode: bad a night time, you need to use a torch or be in a lit area to be able to pick up a good video. you have to move slowly to stop videos from the blur factor. In saying this. I use this Pencam at work on Security Patrol, it's a lot better than no footage and sound.
March 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bobsyouruncle Sound is terrible
Can't hear anything except a bunch of blurb blap, any loud noise sounds even worse..
Lots of echo indoors making it hard to make out what is being said.
Video isn't too bad for the size of the lens.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by John51 A superb, easy to operate spy camera
This is a really useful and practical little product. The fact that the pen looks like a pen and indeed works perfectly as a pen means that it is fully acceptable in meetings and everyday use.
It is not intrusive nor offensive.
But helpful and conveniently sized and well designed.
September 19, 2012
640 x 480 pixels
Video Bit Rate
~ 450KB per second
Video File Size
~ 25MB per minute
1280 x 1024 pixels
Image File Size
Video or Still Images
Total Storage Time
Up to 90 Minutes
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX
USB via computer
Battery Charging Time
Approximately 60-90 minutes
5.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches / 150 x 15 x 15mm
1oz / 30g
- PenCam DVR
- Pen Ink Refills (black) x 3
- USB Cable
- Software CD
- Operating Instructions
*Note: Product contents may change without notice.
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