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How to Use a Pen Camera


Camera technology has evolved greatly through the years, and as the technology improved, the size of cameras has decreased. The smaller size needed for cameras has resulted in many hidden cameras that pose as everyday devices such as an ink pen. These hidden pen cameras look exactly like a pen on the outside, but contain all the workings of a camera on the inside. More advanced pen cameras take still pictures as well as video.

Things You’ll Need : Computer, Batteries


  • Charge the pen camera or install batteries per the manufacturer’s instructions. Some pen cameras require batteries, while others charge via an AC wall charger.
  • Download any necessary software via a computer to the pen camera after purchasing it. Not all cameras require software, but some do. To download software, plug the pen into a USB port or connect it to a computer via a cable. Go to the manufacturer’s website to download the software.