A picture often says more than a thousand words. Tools enabling recording pictures can be useful in various applications. Small micro cameras will be ideal for exceptional applications. What is important when buying them?
Micro cameras can be divided according to the following categories – all of them can be purchased in our shop.
- Wired cameras – requiring the additional recorder or a set of the wireless transmitter and receiver. Their advantage is the high quality of the recorded image, the ability to use advanced features of the dedicated video recorders such as marking recordings with date and time, motion activation or securing access to memory by means of a password. An example can be BU18 recorder with PV-500 recorder or pinhole camera CAM-L4050 for live streaming.
- Micro cameras with recorder – have a built-in video recorder and power supply which makes them exceptionally mobile and easy to hide. The USB interface enables to connect them to a computer. An example is a simple PD-55 model.
- Hidden micro cameras – small, spy cameras, hidden in everyday devices such as e.g. pens, watches, PV-AC20 AC adapters or PV-RC200HD remotes for cars. They enable recording people without drawing their attention to e.g. protruding lenses.
- inspection cameras – cameras with special shape, enabling recording of difficult to reach places, useful e.g. in the inspection of building installations, in the automotive industry and in many other applications. In our offer there are Goscan borescopes with accessories.
- Phototraps – specialised cameras adjusted to long-lasting operation in harsh weather conditions. They have a waterproof housing, usually painted in camouflage colours which enables to hide it e.g. among trees. They are activated after detecting movement by built-in sensors. The built-in infrared lighting facilitates video recording at night. Some models are equipped with a GSM module which enables to send MMS or email with currently made pictures. A good example can be the popular TV-6210M model.
When selecting a camera, you must take several issues into consideration. The first one is the application – depending on the type of materials you want to record, you choose the construction of the camera. The basic parameters are the resolution and type of matrix and minimal lighting enabling to record the camera image and the required operation time on their own power supply.
Because of their small size, micro cameras do not have large matrices which are standard e.g. in the film industry. Instead they are very mobile.
Cameras can be connected to external recorders or have their own recorder, saving data e.g. on SD cards. It is worth paying attention to the battery life – depending on the material you want to record. It is possible to connect the camera to the additional source of power supply e.g. in a car. Most modern cameras have the ability to add a watermark to the material which will enable to protect your copyright e.g. during sharing your material on the Internet.