The Swann HD PenCam Mini 720p Video Camera & Recorder - a new twist on one of Swann's best sellers! It's a stylish ballpoint pen one minute. A high-tech spying device the next allowing you to capture video and images with the push of a button! The elegant ribbed 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 HD PenCam to shoot AVI video files at 720p resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) or JPEG still images at 1600 x 1200 photo resolution, all at the push of a button. You will never run out of recording space again with the HD PenCam's memory card slot allowing swappable MicroSD cards, each up to 16GB capacity (not included).
Viewing or copying recorded files is even easier, just unscrew the top of the pen to reveal a USB plug that can connect straight into your computer's USB port or use your computers own MircoSD card reader – it's your choice. No special cables, no adapters, no drivers and no worries!
Transferring files is easy as the HD PenCam can be used as an everyday USB thumb drive, able to store a myriad of file formats without fuss. HD PenCam's 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 up to 45 minutes of operating time before needing recharging again.
HD 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 HD PenCam 720p 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 12 years. For quality and reliability choose a HD PenCam Mini 720p Video Camera & Recorder from Swann. With 720p resolution video, it's more than ever the perfect business person's accessory or a cool gift idea!
Video camera & DVR housed in a real, working quality ballpoint pen
Shoot HD color AVI videos at 1280 x 720 resolution or high res JPEG images
Create video evidence with time & date stamping & upload to your favorite website including YouTube, MySpace, Facebook & more
Easy backup - just add a MicroSD card (up to 16GB,records at 100MB per minute) then transfer to PC via card reader or USB port*
Long-lasting built-in battery lasts 45 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, mystery shopping, covert surveillance or Internet fun!
Rated 3 out of 5 by PlasmaFan Third try..
I have ordered two of these devices previously. The first one had a 2GB capacity and worked well for a few months but eventually failed due to a broken button on the top (the power and control button). I returned it. I ordered another one. It had a 4GB capacity but never worked properly. The transfer speed was VERY, VERY slow. It transferred at about 1-2 Megabytes per minute. Yes, MEGABYTES. It, too, failed eventually because of the top button. It simply failed to stop turning on and off by itself. I returned it too.
This is attempt number three. I am an eternal optimist and persistent to a fault but If this one doesn't work, I shall never purchase another Swann product.
I always thought the pen should have a flip-cap on top to protect the power button or a rubber covered 'momentary' switch on the barrel on the opposite side of the pocket clip.
Also, the pen ink cartridges are hard to find and don't last long. Mind you, they are meant only to enable the user to occasionally use the pen to avoid suspicion. When using this device, always have another pen to actually write with.
The two previous iterations of this device recorded excellent quality video and audio.
August 26, 2012
1280 x 720 pixels
Video File Size
~ 100MB per minute
1600 x 1200 pixels
Image File Size
Video or Still Images
Total Record Time per Charge
Approximately 45 Minutes
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX
MicroSD Card up to 16GB (not included)
USB via computer
Battery Charging Time
Approximately 90 minutes
5.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches / 150 x 15 x 15mm
1oz / 30g
- HD PenCam
- Pen Ink Refills (black) x 3
- USB Extension Cable
- Software CD
- Operating Instructions
*Note: Product contents may change without notice.
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