Swann PenCam: 4GB Mini Video Camera & Recorder

The Swann PenCam 4GB Mini Video Camera & Recorder is proof that this gadget is not only a pen but also a effective hardware for your daily life. The gorgeous looking casing with metallic gold trim and pocket clip explain an executive quality black ballpoint pen with hidden talents. It contains a pinhole video camera, so small you almost can’t see that where it is.

Swann PenCam

Apparently it seems that the PenCam can capture the microSD or SD card position because the PenCam 4GB has 4GB of space built in to the pen. You can use the PenCam to shoot AVI video files at 640 x 480 pixel resolution or JPEG still images at 1280 x 1024 photo resolution. Its 4 gigabytes capacity of internal memory are able to store up to 90 minutes of video footage.

Swann PenCam: 4GB mini video camera & recorder is now available at Amazon for $44.89

According to the Swann – 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.

Product Info

  • Video camera & DVR housed in a real, working quality ballpoint pen
  • Shoot color AVI videos at 640 x 480 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 – 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!


Video Format AVI
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels
Video Bit Rate ~ 450KB per second
Video File Size ~ 25MB per minute
Photo Format JPEG
Resolution 1280 x 1024 pixels
Image File Size ~ 150KB
Recording Mode Video or Still Images
Total Storage Time Up to 90 Minutes
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX
Internal Memory 4GB
Backup Type USB
Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion
Charging USB via computer
Battery Charging Time Approximately 60-90 minutes
Dimensions 5.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches / 150 x 15 x 15mm
Weight 1oz / 30g

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New Swann PenCam 4GB Mini Video Camera & Recorder is also available at ebay for $59.98

Source: Swann

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