In today’s society where security is a concern and pranking has become commonplace in many homes, hidden spy camera have grown in popularity. They have become smaller, powerful, and relatively easier to conceal, with everyday accessories such as spectacles, pens, and key chains being some of the most modern designs. If you like to play detective or is looking for an impressive spy camera that you can use to prank your friends, record lectures at schools, and or expose intruders in your room, here is a review of the top 20 best-hidden spy camera videos in 2016 that are worth buying:
20. Amcrest QCAM QSD-721 Mini Video Hidden Camera
The Amcrest mini hidden camera is designed for long periods of covert recording with a built-in rechargeable battery that offers up to 10 hours of recording and can last an incredible 4 months on standby. The video quality is 720p HD, which is quite satisfactory for spy cameras. This camera can be set to perform fully automated recordings triggered by voice, vibrations or even time-scheduled recordings.
Its lens has an impressively wide viewing angle of 160 degrees to ensure that you do not miss a thing. Loop recording functionality allows the footage to be automatically erased in order of oldest to latest. This camera is highly customizable as it allows you to adjust the frame rate and the resolution as per your desire. It supports the expandable memory of up to 64GB.
19. GERI Spy Camera for Cars
Cleverly disguised as a keychain, the GERI spy camera is an ideal filming tool for the everyday documenter. Capture interviews, on the road occurrences, important occasions or even security footage using its full HD recording capabilities of 1920 x 1080 and a video recording speed of up to 30fps. The keychain camera is excellently designed for cars and has a sturdy metal casing, which makes it very durable.
It also comes with night vision recording functions and can record in low light. The keychain camera comes equipped with an automated motion detector, a separate voice recording function and an additional bonus of a TV-out function that allows you to review your recordings on the big screen.
18. My Slick Spy
When you delve into the world of premium spy pen cameras, My Slick Spy stands out with its staggering features and capabilities. The spy pen camera comes with a powerful 5MP camera that is capable of recording HD videos even in low-light situations. The camera can record in full 1920 x 1080 HD with a one-click recording and still image function. It has an enormous 32GB of internal storage, which can record up to 6 hours of high-quality footage. It also functions as an ordinary pen for writing with 3 pen refills. The spy pen camera comes with a USB cable for file transfer purposes.
17. Wiseup 4GB Covert Thermometer Hidden Camera
The WISEUP 4GB Covert Thermometer Hidden Camera comes with motion detecting capabilities that allow you to record videos without anyone’s knowledge. The thermometer is capable of recording audio, and it also allows snapshot is recording with its easy to use functionality. The camera comes with a 4GB memory card built in allowing you to record for long periods without interruptions. It can also be set to record only when motion is detected to save up on storage and battery.
16. Protectif Clothing Hook Spy Camera
The Protectif clothing hook hidden camera is as inconspicuous as spy cameras get. The camera is cleverly hidden in a clothes hook although it is not ideal for hanging clothes. However, you can expect video recording capabilities at premium resolutions and a long-lasting Lithium-Ion battery that can record up to 90 minutes of footage on a single charge. It can be connected to a PC using the provided USB cable.
15. Conbrov WF92 Full HD Hidden Camera
The Conbrov WF92 mini camera is capable of recording excellent 1080p full HD videos. The crystal-clear videos can easily be transferred to the PC via Wi-Fi and infrared connections. It has a minimal design that greatly increases convenience. A top-notch voice recording function enables you to record audio only selectively. The camera supports up to 64GB of expandable memory. It comes with a motion detection function and a 170-degree wide-angle lens with a video resolution of 1920 x 1080p capable of recording at 30fps.
14. Conbrov HD Spy Pinhole Camera
The Conbrov spy camera is the world’s smallest HD IP security camera. It is fitted with a ¼-inch CMOS sensor that makes it able to detect motion. It records in AVI format and has recording capabilities of 720p HD video recording.
Its lens has a 75-degree viewing angle with a motion detection range of 10-15 feet. Its performance at night is also quite satisfactory with a night vision range of 10-15 feet. It has a built-in speaker and microphone to serve all your audio recording needs. The camera can easily be installed with a magnetic holder, which facilitates easy placement. It supports up to 32GB micro SD card and has Wi-Fi connection enabled.
13. Eyeclub Hidden Camera Alarm Clock
This motion-triggered camera is the perfect portable home security measure. The camera is cleverly hidden behind a simple-looking alarm clock that automatically activates when movement is detected. It is easy to operate with a well-detailed user manual that ensures you do not miss a step during the start-up process.
This camera is perfect for use as an in-house security camera or even a nanny camera due to its highly inconspicuous design. It is capable of shooting high-quality 1080p videos and take photos instantly as soon as movement is detected within its range. It can record video and audio for 12 hours on a single charge with a standby functionality that minimizes wastage of storage space and charge. It is also remote control operated with a backlit LCD and HD video resolution.
12. Eyeclub Wi-Fi Spy Camera
The reason why the Eyeclub spy camera is perfect for use as a nanny camera is that it is easily accessible from wherever via your smartphone. The spy camera supports real-time video viewing even from remote locations through Wi-Fi connections. It is fairly easy to use with an easy to understand user manual and equally user-friendly design. Viewing real-time video footage using your smartphone requires an easy to use App, which is, supported on both Android and iOS platforms. Alternatively, there is a software version that is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
The Eyeclub spy camera adapter records videos in ASF and AVI formats. It has a viewing angle of 130 degrees with recording capabilities of up to 1080p. It comes with a free Mini DV.
11. Spy Pen Camera
This high-quality camera is easy to operate with a one-click video recording function and Plug & Play video reviewing. Simply click, record, then later plug it into your PC or Mac computer using the included USB cable and review all your footage.
The Spy Pen Camera packs quite a punch in its video recording capabilities. It is able of recording videos in a resolution of 1280 x 720p, and it takes photos with a more than useful resolution of 2560 x 1440. All the videos and pictures taken include time stamps. The Spy Pen Camera also functions as a Webcam, a DVR and of course, as a stylish executive ballpoint pen. Lastly, it comes with a free 8GB SD card to help you save all your 720p True HD quality videos.
10. Car Alarm Remote Keychain DVR Camera
Are you looking for a light, cheap, and powerful DVR camera that you can conceal easily while recording, this car alarm remote key chain camera is a suitable accessory to buy. It is highly portable. It is also durable, easy to use, and has a well-built, high-performance camera that records high-resolution videos (720×480 at 30 frames per second (fps) with 352.8 kbps sound) in both bright and low light environments. All parts are sturdy. Its built-in SUNPLUS microprocessor is powerful, while the durable plastic used to make it is aesthetic. An original model will serve you well for long.
9. TOTO Mini DV DVR Camera Camcorder Video Hidden Web Cam
TOTO Mini is a small DV and DVR camera camcorder that records high-resolution videos up to 640×480 VGA. It supports M-JPEG video encoding, has a powerful 1/4 COMS image sensor, and a battery capacity of around 200mAh. With it, therefore, you can shoot high-quality videos effortlessly without the people around you knowing. If you like photography and want a camera that you can use to capture stunning creations discretely, TOTO is a suitably hidden web camera to buy. Apart from recording quality videos, also shoot quality HD 1280×960 JPG photographs with a 4:3 image ratio. This high level of quality rivals that of larger high-end digital cameras in the market. TOTO Mini web camera charges in less than 3 hours. It has an operational voltage of between 4.2-5V and a work time of approximately 90 minutes.
8. Toughsty Smiley Face Hidden Camera
When it comes to covert recording, nothing hides a recording device better than a pin-up smiley face. The Toughsty spy camera is ideal for students, professionals or anyone who feels the need to document their movements. It has a video resolution of 780 x 480 and records videos in AVI format. This unique smiley face camera also comes with an inbuilt 8GB memory and can support up to 16GB additional memory in the form of an SD card. It is capable of 100 minutes of continuous recording on a single charge.
7. Mini Camera Cam Pen Hidden Video Camera Recorder DV DVR
This mini camera pen is an innovative high performance hidden video camera that records stunning DV and DVR videos and high definition photographs. Because of its small size, functionality as an ordinary pen, and relative ease of use, it is one of the most effective hidden cameras for pranking friends and colleagues or doing detective work. Feature wise, it is also one of the most advanced video recorders in the market. Its built-in camera, for instance, is durable and records 960×720 AVI videos at 30 fps and 3840×2880 JPG color photographs. It has 2GB internal memory, a micro SD slot expandable up to 8GB, HD camera effects, and a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery that offers around 6 hours of photography and 100 minutes of recording.
6. SpyCrushers Clothes Hook Camera
Mimicking a clothes hook, SpyCrushers is an advanced hidden camera that shoots 1230×960 videos for up to 120 minutes. Its rechargeable Li-ion battery has a standby time of approximately 6 hours, while its innovative Auto File Save feature saves recordings automatically after every 30 minutes. This lowers the risk of losing footage, particularly when you are not available to save recordings manually. Once set up, this hidden camera is very easy to use. Its rechargeable Li-ion battery and plastic body and hooks are durable, while its stylish design is easy to conceal in homes and even offices. This SpyCrushers clothes hook camera supports micro SD cards up to 16GB.
5. Mini U8 USB Disk Hidden Camera with Motion Detection
Mini U8 USB Disk by I-Mesh-Bean is a USA-made hidden spy camera that records high-definition (HD) 720×480 AVI videos at 30fps. It supports M-JPEG video encoding, is compatible with Windows (Win 2000/XP/Vista 32 and Win 7) and Mac OS operating systems, and has a rechargeable 300mAh lithium polymer (Li-poly) battery. The battery is powerful, durable, and has a total work time of approximately 60 minutes. Mini U8 is light and portable. It is aesthetic, made of quality plastic, and has an expandable micro SD card slot up to 32GB. Apart from videos, this one of a kind is hidden spy camera shoots 1280×1024 JPG photographs with a 4:3 image ratio.
4. Hidden Spy Pen HD Camera
Hidden Spy Pen is a feature-rich high-definition (HD) camera with a resolution of 1280×720 and a free 8GB micro SD card installed. It is durable, functions as an everyday pen, and has a functional and easy to use one-click recording system. Once you have focused on the scene or person that you want to record, all you have to do is click the button once to record AVI videos at 30fps and click it again to stop recording and save your file. This Spy Pen Cam has an operational date and time stamp. It also supports USB file transfer. With a compatible cable, you can transfer files and organize them as needed.
3. Foscam FHC994 H.264 Mini Video Hidden Camera & DVR
Have you saved a few dollars to spend on a hidden digital camera? If you buy Foscam FHC994, you get a functional and HD-ready mini accessory with following innovative features: a motion activated HD camera that records 1280x720p videos. The camera is durable, clear, and has a 160-degree super-wide angle of view. Foscam FHC994 is very easy to install and use. Unlike traditional cameras that use a lot of wiring and have several tiring installation steps, all you have to do is recharge its built-in 8-hour capacity Li-ion battery, turn it on, and start recording. Finally, the 4GB micro SD card storage offered is impressive, for its price. If needed, you can expand it to 64GB.
2. TOP Secret Spy Camera Mini Clock Radio Hidden DVR
Top Secret mini clock radio by Risest Technology Co. is a stylish hidden camera made of a sturdy aluminum alloy material. It features a powerful HD-ready camera that shoots stunning videos in both bright and low light environments. It has a large 2-inch screen for previewing videos. It also has an innovative infrared night vision technology for shooting videos in the dark and works with both DC and AC power.
1. Jumbl Hidden Spy Camera Radio Clock
Jumbl JU-SC02B radio clock is a standalone hidden camera with infrared night vision and motion detection. Although cheap, it is durable. It is also sensitive and supports several video and audio formats including WAV, WMA, MP3, MP4, AAC, and 3GP. Jumbl JU-SC02B is very easy to use and comes with a sensitive full-range FM tuner.