Many people often ask our security experts “What is the best hidden camera?” The answer to this seemingly simple question is far more complicated than it might seem. In the following article, we’ll take a look at some of the hidden cameras that Security Camera King has to offer and offer a short description of the camera according to type and output of the camera. This should allow you to decide for yourself just exactly what the best hidden camera is for you.
Before we talk about specific cameras, let’s review how a digital video camera works. This should provide you with the insight of how they are able to produce the tremendous variety of different hidden cameras. The construction of the camera components between cameras is basically the same, it’s how they are designed to be used (either hidden or disguised) that requires some creative ingenuity.
First, digital video cameras need a lens to gather the reflective light from its field of vision. The lens gathers this light (image) and projects it on a light sensitive electronic chip that is usually no larger than 1/4 inch square.
This electronic chip is sensitive to light. In fact, when this chip is irradiated with light from the lens, the chip emits electronic impulses that can be measured and used to create an electronic video image replica of what the camera “sees” in its field of vision. One of two different chips is used, but they both produce the same final end product. The chips that are used are either a Charged Coupled Device or CCD or a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor or CMOS.
A series of Integrated Chips or IC’s, tiny electronic configurations, perform any additional manipulation of the impulses to produce digital data, correct color, balance, and clarity, and prepare the data for transmission to a Digital Video Recorder or DVR or monitor. So from an “internal” standpoint, many of the best hidden cameras are the same or very similar.
Now let’s take a look at some of the best hidden cameras Security Camera King has to offer:
These are just some of the examples of the best hidden camera. As you can see, what may be a best hidden camera for one individual may not be for another. Check out our vast supply of hidden and hidden wireless cameras on our on-line catalog.