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Swann PenCam

Swann PenCam
alaScore 89

6 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Swann PenCam. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Swann PenCam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Akshay Aanabathula (

Swann PenCam (Review)


Trying to snoop around like Michael Westen, but don't have the tools? Maybe Swann's PenCam can help you out! This over-sized pen can both record video and snap photos while still fitting into a shirt pocket. Although it may not capture high-quality...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (

Swann PenCam


The convenience of a camera, matched with an always-useful ballpoint pen. The pen is pretty good too. Novel idea. Footage is decent if pen is held still enough.

Recording light can be visible during filming. Ability to be used as an actual spy camera is debatable. Sound quality is terrible.

Channel your inner Maxwell Smart, Agent 99 or John Steed with this pen that doubles as a camera. But don't expect to be as undercover as the real deal.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Dave Bullard (

Swann PenCam


The Swann PenCam is, as its name suggests, a fountain-pen sized writing instrument that doubles as a covert still or video camera.

Looks and writes like a pen; real use hard to detect

Hard-to-remove stickers; too-fine thread; Windows-only date setup

Spy gear is polarising at the best of times. Is a camera pen a cool gadget for private investigators, lawyers, mystery shoppers and the like; or is it an easy way for sickos and perverts to get their jollies? I won’t make that judgment call, but if you...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Branko Miletic (

Review: Swann PenCam


PenCam, is exactly what is says – a digital camera inside a pen. So you can write and record at the same time. With 4Gb of space, you'll have enough storage for at least 2.5 hours of recording at 1280 x 1024 resolution.

Can be used to write and record basically at the same time

The legal and privacy implications are a bit hazy to say the least

Oh, and for the record, it writes quite well too.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Bengaul (

Review: Swann PenCam


Have you ever thought you might like to record the conversation you had with a colleague regarding the idea you could have sworn you said you had, but has somehow become a co-workers? Or perhaps would like to know who keeps stealing your Post-It notes....

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Danton (



If you've ever fancied kitting yourself out for a bit of illicit spying, you might want to try the PenCam.

Feb, 2003

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