Thankfully, tech has come through for our “trust issues” and we are coming through for you with a review of the best hidden cameras under $50. With the use of hidden cameras (or spy cameras as they are fondly called), we can “see” all that goes down in our houses when we’re away or with our employees. These brilliant gadgets can record videos and/or audio when they’re set up properly and you get to watch them later. Cool, right?
However, because quite a lot of effort is put into building these spy cameras, their prices are sometimes way off our budgets, so we choose to manage the risk of not knowing what happens in our absence instead of blowing our accounts just to know what’s up. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of good hidden cameras that you could get without having to starve the next week.
Which camera can do all that I want?
Well, depending on what “all you want” is, you should be able to get a spy camera that would satisfy your basic “security needs”. To be honest, all the different cameras have their pros and cons so you just must choose which cons you can ignore. The choice of camera would also depend on other factors such as location, recording duration, portability and audio or video preferences. If you have a specification that you need the camera to fit into and still be less than $50, then check out this list.
Table of Content:
- Most handy spy camera
- Best motion detectors
- Least suspicious cam
- Best multipurpose cam
- Best Night vision cam
Comparison Table of Best Hidden Cameras Under $50
|Model||Customer Rating||Wired or Battery||Price|
|Most Handy Spy Camera: WBESEV Wi-Fi Hidden Spy Camera (Editor's Choice)||Battery||under $50|
|Best Motion Detector: FULAO wireless spy camera (Editor's Choice)||Battery||under $50|
|Least Suspicious Cam: Phreilend Wi-Fi Mini Wireless Hidden Spy Camera||Wired||under $50|
|Multipurpose Cam: DIVINEEAGLE Spy Camera||Battery||under $50|
|Best Night Vision Cam: VENTECH Spy Security Camera||Wired||under $50|
When you talk about PORTABLE cameras, this is it right here. The camera is so small you can literally fix it on your clothes. With its tiny lens, it still records HD quality at 1080P giving you clear pictures. Like other hidden cameras, it sends push notifications when it detects movements. Impressive for such a little thing. Oh, and it records audio too!
This camera is highly recommended if you’re looking for two major features: portability and night vision. The 2.0 MP lens records video in HD quality and can cover an angle of 150° so you see pretty much everything happening in the area.
Like every good hidden camera, this one can capture all that goes on in the room with its 180° wide angle lens. The camera deserves the “spy” tag because it doesn’t even look like a camera. It is modeled like a square shaped USB charger. You could plug it into a socket and while people think, “oh, it’s just some charger or power bank”, you get to see all that goes on. The camera has an app that let’s you live stream all that it captures no matter where you are.
For those who like most of us, have a thing for their phones and always must carry chargers around, these spy cameras are made for us. With a visible USB port, you can connect the camera to a socket and while it records, you get to charge your phone. Another good thing is that it enables loop recording and in case the storage gets full, it clears out the oldest files and continues recording rather than stopping.
This camera is quite big compared to other spy cams but it looks like a mere motion sensor so it may not be suspicious. The 3.6 mm pinhole lens captures clear color pictures in light and at night, it turns to black and white mode and is still capable of recording objects within the range of 70ft. The 48 built-in LEDs enable it record movements distinctly.
The Final Words
Now that you’ve figured out a way to be “omnipresent”, it is important to note that these cameras do not live if you do. Different manufacturers have their different guarantees, but you should also take precautions when using these objects. Yes, they are cheap, but you don’t want to be blowing up your sockets or replacing them every month because your kids can’t get their hands off them.
Also, comparing them to more expensive cameras is not necessary because you cannot always eat your cake and have it. If you want way better pictures and sounds, you’d have to pay for it. That said, you should stay tuned for more info on hidden cameras. A lot of companies are putting in work to give us better products so more reviews may come in soon.