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Byte Spy Pen Hidden 8GB HD Camera Recorder Gold

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About this product


  • Real working pen with hidden camera and microphone
  • Has the ability to record video and take still images
  • Capture still images in stunning HD (1600 x 1200)

Product overview

• Real working pen with hidden camera and microphone
• Has the ability to record video and take still images
• Capture still images in stunning HD (1600 x 1200)
• Up to 32GB of storage with a compatible microSD card (included)
• USB interface lets you easily transfer data to your computer for viewing

What are the benefits of a pen camera?
Disguised as an ordinary pen, this spy camera is perfect for discreet surveillance. When placed in your top pocket, or perhaps clipped to a newspaper, this simple writing tool becomes a lot more useful. You can use this pen camera to record conversations with people, as an audio bug, or as a covert security camera in your home if you pop out to the shop.

How do I use the pen camera?
Able to capture footage at a high definition resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30fps, and still images at a resolution of 1600 x 1200, this camera is incredibly versatile. A simple push of a button activates recording, and a switch is situated on the pen to capture still images.

How do I view my images and recordings?
Thanks to having a USB interface, your footage is extremely simple to retrieve. Simply plug your pen into any computer that is USB enabled and you’re good to go.


Resolution 1280 x 720
Frame rate 30 fps
Recording format AVI
Resolution 1600 x 1200
Sensor 2.0 MP CMOS
Ratio 4:3
Format JPEG
Built in audio Yes
Operating systems & format
Supported OS Windows 98/ 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
Supported format AVI, JPEG,
Connection type USB
Internal memory size N/A
External memory type MicroSD
External memory size Up to 32GB
Dimensions 120 mm x 10 mm x 10 mm
Weight 40 g
Charging / operating power 5 V USB
Battery type High capacity rechargeable Li-on battery
Water resistant Yes
Recording time (from fully charged) Approximately 90 min

The blurb mentions date/timestamping - can you record without having a time/date stamp on teh output video?

Asked by: Interested
If you fail to set the date time to the current one then the default date/time will be written on the recording.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-04

How long will the A52UA pen camera record continuously for?

Asked by: david53
Recording time (from fully charged) Approximately 90 min after this time the unit will stop recording as the battery life would be expended.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-04-01

Is this compatible with Mac please

Asked by: anon
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-03-16

Will a red recording light be visible or any sound produced whilst recording?

Asked by: Wonkabar_
The item has a status light but when clipped into a pocket it will be aimed towards you, the item makes no sound when activated.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-18

do you need a particular program on laptop to view recording

Asked by: sshh1
This is taken from the products manual : ''In most cases you will not need any additional software to playback your video files, however some computers may require additional drivers and or file extensions, as these can vary significantly from machine to machine we recommend you use the following software if you encounter any playback issues as it contains all known video format playback extensions as standard.''
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-11-17
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