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Best hidden camera for smartphones

The smartphone is a perfect tool for covert shooting. But the standard app «Camera» the process does not help.

Specifically for covert photography is a separate application, which we will discuss in this article. AppStore and Google Play are quite strictly to the distribution of such programs and often remove them from their stores. In this article we will focus on products for Android, as their installation is possible not only through the Play store, but third-party sources.

The majority of smartphone owners are used to shooting standard application «Camera». However, if the person is required to make the process of shooting invisible, you have to install something else. Oddly enough, the spy camera is not the most rare. This utility is capable to remove not only without a shutter sound, but still not displaying the picture. Below we will look at the best programs of this kind.

Background VCR

The background video recorder — this is a fairly simple utility that is able to record video in stealth mode. The app does not display the picture on the screen, disables the shutter sounds, and not involve flash.

You can run it through the desktop shortcut or widget. In the second case, recording starts automatically with one click. It is very convenient if you need to quickly and quietly turn on the camera. For example, if you are in extreme conditions.

The background video recorder wide enough functionality and good quality records. The app supports shooting in Full HD format (if device allows), but to save memory, this parameter can be changed.

Merits:

  • Supports Full HD recording.
  • Has a widget for quick shooting.
  • Hides the preview window disables the shutter sound.
  • there is No limit on the duration of the video.
  • recording SD card.

Weaknesses:

  • Some users the video recording may be interrupted.
  • There are performance issues.

Rating: 8/10


Spy Camera OS

This spy camera from our selection is intended only for devices based on Android operating system. The application is very popular — it was downloaded more half a million people. Almost all users without exception, noted thought-out interface that will not allow the other person to understand that the smartphone owner is shooting.

The easiest way to work with Spy Camera OS in the background. The program allows you to run any other applications — for example, a browser or some kind of office Suite. In this case, you will always see that it falls in the frame — the picture from the lens is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Interestingly, in the background you can not only take pictures but also shoot video. Beginners are often surprised that the capacity of the processor is somehow enough to handle two such demanding tasks.

The application can work even if you do turn off the screen. Not to mention the presence of the widget — it is even more simplifies start shooting. All photos can be saved in internal memory or on the card microSD. The result will certainly surprise you, as the program does not degrade the picture quality. If your smartphone is capable of video recording high resolution, and Spy Camera OS gives you the same quality.

Merits:

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  • Excellent quality pictures and videos.
  • The possibility of using in the background.
  • The presence of automatic shooting.
  • the presence of the widget.
  • the Ability to automatically send result by e-mail.
  • Is distributed free of charge.

Weaknesses:

  • The maximum length is no more than an hour.
  • The problems with video on some devices.

Rating: 7/10

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Mobile Hidden Camera R2

    

This application is interesting though that even it's icon is disguised as a plain-text editor. If you run it, it starts shooting the person who uses your smartphone. Depending on the availability of resources, videos are recorded at 1080p or 720p. Interestingly, the program is not in the list of running applications, therefore using your camera man won't stop shooting. What can I say, he doesn't even realize that this survey is happening now!

If you don't need video, the developers are ready to offer periodic photography. The snapshot interval is selected by the user. This method of surveillance even easier as it consumes less electricity and virtually no heat processor.

The shooting can even be done on a locked device or extinct at the screen. If people will guess and will go to Mobile Hidden Camera R2, then delete the created files it can not — the process will begin only after entering the password. It is curious that here there is even a training mode in which the program allows you to become familiar with its control.

Merits:

  • The present SuperVideoCD.
  • The app is disguised as «Notebook».
  • The videos are broken up into separate fragments.
  • the Possibility of interval shooting.
  • Operation even with dimmed screen.
  • The impossibility of deleting files without a password.

Weaknesses:

  • Requires a smartphones.
  • For access to most of the functions will have to pay.

Rating: 8/10

Official site


Quick Video Recorder

The Quick Video Recorder — this is another utility to help you capture footage in the background. The application turns off the screen (hiding the preview window) and disables the shutter sounds. Optional Quick Video Recorder can be configured to automatically record video. Then you only need to set the timer. The application itself will be removed at the right time.

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Merits:

  • The application is completely USssified.
  • Is distributed free of charge.
  • Supports Full HD recording.

Weaknesses:

  • Is not the highest quality footage.
  • Settings can be periodically reset.
  • Entry may end up in the middle if the file reaches the limit (depends on device).

Rating: 7/10


Summarizing

In General, the functionality and usefulness of such applications still remains a big question. Spyware utilities often removed from Google Play, so you have to download them from third-party resources. For covert shooting will fit any of the described applications, because many of them conflict with different OS and devices, find the right will be quite difficult. First of all we can recommend the set Quick Video Recorder or Background VCR. If they will have problems, feel free to install the remaining apps from the list: Mobile Hidden Camera R2, Spy Camera OS. They are not available in the Play store, but actively supported by the developers and can be downloaded from the official websites of manufacturers.

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