Bell & Howell Introduces One Of The Worlds Smallest Camcorders
Put the power of a stand alone surveillance system in the palm of your hand with the Bell & Howell Microcam; one of the world’s smallest camcorders.
While there are numerous small handheld camcorders on the market, few are as compact or versatile as the Bell & Howell Microcam. It fits in your shirt pocket and records sharp wide angle video that lets you capture all of the action anytime…anywhere.
This video camera records high quality video and audio and can be used to film fun home movies, or, as a serious surveillance camera to discreetly video activity at your home or business.
With four GBs of record time (upgradeable to 8 GBs) the Bell & Howell Micro cam, which is sound activated, can record up to four hours on it’s SD card.
.Because it’s the size of your pinkie finger(about the same size as a USB memory stick), it can go wherever you go. Send video to family, friends, You-Tube or the evening news. Film your child’s school performances or sports activities with ease. Where ever video enthusiast would use a camcorder, Bell & Howell’s Microcam can be utilized without the transportation or storage hassles of bigger bulkier camcorders.
A trusted name in photo technology, Belle and Howell, has manufactured camera products for over a hundred years so customers can bank on the Microcams performance and reliability.
The unit comes with a protective weatherproof sleeve, a wall mount, a clip in dock and lanyard so you can take it with you everywhere. Nearly every component you will find in traditional camcorder can be found in the Bell & Howell Microcam: minus the high price tag. The unit sales for around $60.00 in As Seen On TV campaigns nationwide.
If the Micro cam has a draw back it would be it’s limited storage space which is normal for rechargeable recording devices. Because of this it can’t be setup for continuous recording, like a camera equipped with it’s own power supply. However, in a situation where four hours of video or less is good, which is most recreational or documentary video situations, the Bell & Howell Microcam is a great mini camera.
Zmodos Wireless Mini Cam
When looking for an easy to install hidden video/audio camera , Zmodo’s Miniest Wireless Camera is a great device for those in the market for an effective spy camera. It’s small two by two inch frame allows it to be utilized covertly in situations where larger bullet and box cameras might not be suitable.
Though the camera is wireless and requires no video/audio cable from a recording device, it does require 12volt power source when recording video over long periods. It can also be powered with a 9 volt battery when needed for shorter video projects.
With it’s 3.7mm pinhole lens, in open spaces, the camera is capable of transmitting video and audio over 330 ft, which is a great feature. However, because the camera is wireless, when it’s receiver and camera are located in different areas the picture can sometime become distorted. In situations such as this, to avoid video loss it’s important to test the camera in various locations around the premises that you want to video to identify areas where the signal will be strongest and get best reception.
Another issue with wireless cameras is they can sometime pick up interference from other wireless devices. So, again, users should be sure to test the camera in the area where it will be used to check for interference from other wireless devices.
Wireless concerns aside, when looking for a discrete recording device where space is limited, Zmodo’s Miniest Wireless Camera is a handy spy camera that can be used in both residential and commercial applications.
Mini HD Vehicle DVR
Is another cool mini cam from Zmodo; built especially for filming while driving . This camera performs the same as law enforcement dash board cameras but without the high price tag or complex installation.
Record traffic ahead of you; activities in your neighborhood, or any event you happen upon in your vehicle where video could prove valuable. In addition to capturing high quality color video, this unit also takes color photos. With high definition 720p resolution, this camera records sharp video and photos, which can be viewed, instantly on it’s small 2.5 inch TFT screen. This instant playback capability is what this cameras offers over the Bell & Howell and Zomodo’s Wireless Minicam whose video can only be viewed from a monitor. However on location, the Mini HD Vehicle DVR is the only of the three cameras with a built in monitor, that will let you playback the video you’ve shot right on the spot.
Like the previous two cameras, this device can be powered by battery and it also includes a vehicle power adapter plug that fits into your vehicles cigarette lighter.Also, like the Microcam, this camera records it’s video to a 4GB SD card.
If you’re looking for a camera to record hands free video; from the road ahead of you, besides or behind you, Zmodo’s Mini HD Vehicle DVR is an awesome device for filming on the road.
Louis Blackwell is a security consultant that specializes in IP addressable surveillance systems. He’s publisher of wholesalecameras.biz; a website dedicated to discount surveillance equipment. Readers with questions can call him at 866.601.0730 for a free phone consultation.