Tiny wireless video camera watches and waits–for 45 minutes

Japan Trend Shop's wireless mini video camera has 45 minutes of battery life and records it all at a claimed 2.7 megapixels (as commenter Pinup57 suggests below, this is likely a typo of .27 megapixels). Moreoever, it transmits what it sees at 1.2 GHz up to 98 feet to a receiver, which itself hooks up to any old TV or capture card with a composite video jack. At $270, it's very expensive–and it doesn't record audio, either–but given that it's waterproof and less than a square inch in size, I expect those with an application already in mind won't mind the tag. RC-12 Wireless Mini Video Camera [Kilian Nakamura via Oh Gizmo! and Ubergizmo]

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11 Responses to Tiny wireless video camera watches and waits–for 45 minutes

  1. Rob Beschizza says:

    “And, forgive me, if you don’t post at least a link to a sample video made with this thing, you’re just giving away free advertising space, no?”


    That said, I might not have been sufficiently cynical and dismissive in my post: I shall now correct this error.

    Based on its tiny chassis, rudimentary optics, gimmicky character and arse-end image sensor, this camera almost certainly produces complete garbage.

  2. cha0tic says:

    Small, compact, wireless, waterproof. Why isn’t it more rounded? ;)

  3. genericvox says:

    Check your toilets ladies.

  4. Futrell says:


  5. cha0tic says:

    …and it needs some sort of illuminator as well ;)

  6. tarekeee says:

    Any idea as to what water depth can this camera be used at if used underwater like in a swimming pool(Specs only mention its waterproof and can be used underwater). I m wondering as to what would be the depth reached by this camera as radio waves are greatly absorbed by fresh water !!

  7. RadioGuy says:

    It’s bigger than the one mentioned above, but this camera is a heck of a lot more affordable, and has decent image quality, too.

    [I have no affiliation with the store, I’m just a satisfied customer who was impressed with the camera]

  8. Giraffe says:

    well, now that we know this is shit… can someone please point me in the direction of a small, lightweight, wireless camera that i can affix to a rc airplane — oh yes.

  9. Luc says:

    I wouldn’t want to see the baud rate on that hypothetical morse code receiver :)
    It’s just a normal wireless video receiver by a manufacturer called Morse – see e.g. http://www.rfamerica.com/product/dentalmed/accessory/morse.html

  10. Rob Beschizza says:

    Ahah! Thanks for the correction.

  11. pinup57 says:

    Hmmm, that’s 270 000 pixels (VGA), not 2.7 megapixels. And, forgive me, if you don’t post at least a link to a sample video made with this thing, you’re just giving away free advertising space, no?

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