The Button DV Mini Camcorder is a tiny field surveillance gadget that looks like an innocent button on your shirt, yet records thousands of photos or clear color video for about 2.5 hours!
We have had several requests to find a PI Camstick with a button on the lens, and we did. We found two of them, and this is the first one we tested.
We charged one up for 3 hours, and put it through its paces. It was real easy to use, as there is only one button, though it did require 3 pushes; 1st push was for 3 seconds to turn on the mini camcorder. Then it goes to solid blue, stand-by mode. If you push it again to start recording, on the first time, goes to yellow, then you need to push again, then it starts blinking blue; recording mode.
Push once to stop, and if you want to record more, push again, and it will start recording. Records nice clear video in a goofy size; 604 x 448 @ 20 fps in the 3gp format. Works fine on a Mac w/ Quicktime, and it should work on all PC’s, including Vista & 7. If Windows media player does not work, use KM Player, my favorite free program to open any spy camera video.
Upload the video to your computer, drag it over to the desktop, and you have it saved. Delete the files on the device, eject properly, and you are good to go. It records one huge video, and saves it when the battery dies.
And the time/date is easily changeable for documenting it, with a built-in file that you adjust & save, and it looks like you can remove it, and we will let you know if that works.
If you need to go covert with a mini spy camera, or you are already covert, check out the Mini Button Digital Camcorder.
Wendell the Chameleon
Spy & Surveillance Products Expert
EyeSpyPro.com/Button DV Mini Camcorder