When choosing hidden cameras for this review, we set up some basic rules: they must cost less than $75 and record video in 1080p resolution or higher. While some of the cameras have night vision and Wi-Fi to enable mobile device controls, these features weren’t a requirement.
The overwhelming majority of hidden cameras are generic products from small-scale manufacturers. This means high turnover, with even popular models regularly selling out. We’ll do our best to replace products as they disappear, but you deserve fair warning of this unpredictable product category.
When there’s such a high turnover of hidden spy camera brands and products, we don’t test the products in person. Instead, we rely on user reviews, videos, and specifications to inform our reviews. Read our ranking methodology to learn how we test and review products.