The details are a bit vague on the Swann Moviestick video camera, but what I do know is that it’s ultra small. It’s slightly larger than a pack of gum and weighs just 1oz. With a 2GB microSD card installed you can record up to 2.5 hours of video. It includes a built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and 4-pin USB port for transferring media and charging. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of resolution or battery life, but at least we know it’s spy worthy.
The Swann MovieStick will be available sometime soon for $120
Update: The resolution is 176×144 with a 2 hour battery life
Press release below
Swann’s MovieStick™ Simplifies Shooting and Sharing Videos On-the-Go
Miniature surveillance system features built-in camera that shots video and still images and captures them on a removable Micro SD cards
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – (November 6, 2008) – Swann Communications, the global leader in security monitoring solutions, is proud to announce the MovieStick™ camera and recorder. One of the world’s smallest digital video recorders, the MovieStick™ is a great alternative to the camcorder as it allows people to shoot video and easily share it with their friends and family.
Weighing less than an ounce and slightly larger than a pack of gum, the MovieStick™ easily fits into your pocket or purse and can be taken anywhere. All footage is recorded on a removable Micro SD card which allows for easy transfer to a computer for viewing, sharing or storage. With a 2GB Micro SD card (sold separately), the MovieStick™ can record up to 2.5 hours of video. The device’s built-in lithium battery that regains its charge via a USB port located on the bottom of the MovieStick™.
The MovieStick™ is a bit of a departure from Swann’s standard DVR and cameras,” commented Guy Pithie, Swann Communication’s Vice President North America. “With the increased popularity of social networking and video sharing websites, we thought our customers would like a product that enabled them to easily capture video and upload it to websites. This is especially true for cell phone and PDA users whose devices do not feature cameras that can capture video. I see this product being the perfect addition to any road trip barbecue or night out on the town.”
The MovieStick™ has a MSRP of $119.99 and is coming soon to Swann’s retail and online resellers.