Ever wanted to feel like a spy and be able to take secret footage while in a meeting or out casually strolling around? What about being able to catch someone in a lie or just documenting footage for evidence later? Stuff like that is hard to do if your trying to capture footage with your mobile phone cam and often times, you’re not going to get the candid shots you want. Swann makes it easy for you now to be discreet with their new HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB mini video camera and recorder.

Both the HD PenCam and PenCam 4gb are able to capture AVI videos at 1280×720 resolution as well as high quality still images. The only difference between the two is that the PenCam 4GB includes 4GB worth of internal memory while the HD Pencame require the addition of a MicroSD card. Video and images are transfered to your computer via a hand USB connector and both feature rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. The HD PenCam lasts for about 45minutes per charge while the PenCam 4GB lasts for about 90 minutes.

It also doesn’t hurt that these PenCams actually look pretty good and mimic the look those popular designer pens. The camera unit itself also seems very well hidden.

Both PenCams will be available at many local retailers with a suggested retail price of $99.99 for the HD PenCam and $69.99 for the PenCam 4GB. For more information about Swann’s HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB, check out the press release below.

Press Release
Miniature video camera and DVR concealed in a real working pens that shoots HD color videos & high resolution JPEG images

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – (February 8, 2012) 
– Today, Swann proudly introduces its latest video surveillance gadget – HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB. Both devices conceal a miniature video camera and DVR inside a real working pen, while HD PenCam is capable of capturing high definition AVI videos (1280 x 720) and high resolution JPEG images and PenCam 4GB captures both high resolution videos and images, but features the largest internal memory of any PenCam to date. With the new HDPenCam and PenCam 4GB, Swann allows anyone to make their own hidden videos  that are easy to share  on Facebook™, Youtube™ and more.Swann is offering two PenCam versions: one that accommodates up to a 16GB MicroSD card (HD PenCam) and the other with built-in internal storage (PenCam 4GB). Both versions switch between video and photo mode with a touch of a button, feature date and time stamping, and are compatible with PCs and Macs.

HD PenCam

To view your video recordings or still images, transfer to a computer is made possible via a card reader or the included USB cable. The HD PenCam is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that lasts 45 minutes on a full charge and recharges via a computer’s USB port. Thanks to the flexibility of an additional 16GB MicroSD card, users can capture up to 8 hours of video or 72,000 still images.

PenCam 4GB
When you’re ready to view your footage, simply unscrew the pen and the lower half contains a USB connector that plugs into a computer for easy back-up. Enjoy up to 90 minutes of usage per charge and recharge the built-in Lithium-ion battery via a computer’s USB. With the 4GB built-in memory, users can capture approximately 2 hours of video or 18,000 still images.

Swann’s HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB have a MSRP of $99.99 and $69.99 respectively and will be available for purchase from FRY’s, Costco.com, Amazon.com and other major retailers coming soon.

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