Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - Video camera resource Swann introduced Wednesday the HD PenCam and PenCam
4GB video surveillance cameras.
Both devices conceal a miniature video camera and DVR inside a
real working pen.
The two cameras differ primarily by storage capability. The HD
PenCam ($100 suggested retail) is capable of capturing high definition AVI
videos (1280-by-720) and high resolution JPEG images onto up to 16GB Micro SD
The PenCam 4GB ($70 suggested retail) also captures both high
resolution videos and images, but features the largest internal memory of any
PenCam to date.
Both models are designed to surreptitiously record action from a
hidden perspective and switch between video and photo mode with a touch of a
button. They also feature date and time stamping, and are compatible with PCs
The HD PenCam can transfer videos to a PC via a USB cable or
MicroSD card slot. It is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with 45
minutes of charge life and recharges via the USB port. The 16GB MicroSD card
will allow the camera to capture up to 8 hours of video or 72,000 still images.
The PenCam 4GB unscrews to reveal a USB connector that plugs into
a computer to transfer files and charge the Lithium-ion battery. The camera
runs for 90 minutes per charge. The 4GB of built-in memory will store up to 2
hours of video or 18,000 still images.