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Swann HD PenCam™ Video Camera & Recorder

Code: N79GJ

Swann HD PenCam Video Camera & Recorder is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 25.
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  • HD video camera and DVR housed in a real, working ballpoint pen
  • 4GB internal memory
  • Shoot colour AVI videos at 1280 x 720 resolution at 30fps or high res JPEG images
  • Create video evidence with time & date stamping & upload to your favourite website including YouTube, Facebook & more
  • Easy backup- record up to 45 minutes & use USB memory stick to upload to a PC
  • Long lasting built-in battery lasts 45 minutes & recharges via your PC's USB port
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Perfect for lawyers, sales people, law enforcement, mystery shopping, covert surveillance and more!

Product details

Swann HD PenCam™ Video Camera & Recorder

• HD video camera and DVR housed in a real, working ballpoint pen• 4GB internal memory
• Shoot colour AVI videos at 1280 x 720 resolution at 30fps or high res JPEG images
• Create video evidence with time & date stamping & upload to your favourite website including YouTube, Facebook & more
• Easy backup- record up to 45 minutes & use USB memory stick to upload to a PC
• Long lasting built-in battery lasts 45 minutes & recharges via your PC's USB port
• Compatible with Windows and Mac
• Perfect for lawyers, sales people, law enforcement, mystery shopping, covert surveillance and more!

The ultimate pen camera
Make your own high resolution videos or photos & record them to the built-in 4GB memory stick. It is the perfect accessory for a business person or just a cool gift idea. Swann pioneered pen cameras- beware of cheap imitations.

What's in the box
• HD PenCam 4GB
• USB Extension Cable
• Ink Refills x 3
• Operating Instructions
Video Format AVI
Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Video File Size Approx. 100MB per minute
Image Format JPEG
Image Resolution 1600 x 1200
Image File Size Approx. 200KB
Operating Systems Windows and Mac
Memory Interface Built-in 4GB
Backup Type USB
Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion
Charging USB via computer
Record Time per Charge Approx. 45 minutes
Battery Charging Time Approx. 90 minutes
Dimensions 150 x 15 x 15 mm
Weight 30g
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Picture quality is very good in a variety of lighting (best outside) - sound quality is low but usable. LED on back can be a little bright in dark conditions so would need to be covered with tape or something so as not to give away its more than a pen.
Date published: 2009-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The video quality is surprisingly good, even at dusk. The sound quality is surprisingly poor with high distortion, overloading easily. Not much good as a dictaphone.
Date published: 2011-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from totally useless !! This arrived today, straight out of box wouldn't work. Tried charging as per instructions, still won't work. tried pressing reset button ( as per instructions) still nothing! don't waste your money on this rubbish, mine will be going back to maplin for a full refund.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Day 1 great! Day 2 would not turn off - i reset it with metal pin to turn off and now it is dead. OK deep in manual it says resetting with metal pin will upset it.
Date published: 2011-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One could hardly expect HD picture quality from an instrument like this but I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of this little Pencam.
Date published: 2011-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The camera was delivered without delay. Picture quality very good. The only complaint is that you have to be careful not to cross thread when putting the pen together after connecting it to a computer. Very easy to access the camera content with Windows Media
Date published: 2011-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from as always arrived in good time, good product, does exactly what it supposed to do, I am used to getting nothing less from Maplin. If there is a problem Maplin will put it right in satisfactory time
Date published: 2011-11-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubbish dont buy Bought it.... it arrived....... it didnt work..... Don't waste your time its rubbish
Date published: 2015-04-22
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Are ink refills available

Asked by: Peter
Unfortunately we do not have these available.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-04-22

Item coming back in to stock or discontinued?

Asked by: Ellis17
This item is discontinued, but we do have the following as an alternative http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/thumbsup-4gb-pen-camera-recorder-a91tn
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-08-05

Does the pen produce video quality at 720p and can it record sound at good quality?

Asked by: Anton
Yes this pen does record at 720p and will also record sound the quality however depends on factors such as background noise.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

Hi. Does this record sound as well?

Asked by: Sturdy
Yes this unit does record audio as well as video.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

How long does it take to fill the built in 2Gb memory?
Asked by: Anonymous
This has 3hr recording time.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Will the data can be saved in a PC
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes the product does support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Will the blue light blink when the camera is working?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, that's right.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

does this device record in colour
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes the product does support that.
Answered by: JK
Date published: 2015-07-17
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Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
N79GJ Swann HD PenCam™ Video Camera & Recorder (1+) £71.99

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