LawMate has been making surveillance equipment for years, so the company understands the needs of law enforcers, private investigators and private users who want small spy cameras for security purposes. Among its many cameras is a specific portable camera that’s self-contained, so there’s no need for cables to power it or store footage on an external device.

The LawMate Micro HD Camcorder is one of the smallest spy cams available. At under 2 inches, it’s small enough to fit in a pocket, clip onto a bag or slip between a couple of books for almost guaranteed concealment. You can record video or take photos with the tiny spy cam. It has a time and date stamp, so you can refer to the time of an event easily. The 61-degree viewing angle is wide enough for surveillance projects, and the video is clear and in color.

This mini spy camera supports up to 32GB microSD memory cards, which means you can record hours of footage. Video is recorded at 27 to 29 frames per second at its highest resolution, and at 30 fps at a lower resolution. The lower the resolution and framerate, the more video you can fit on a memory card; the higher the resolution and fps, the higher quality the video will be.

The lithium battery is rechargeable and lasts up to 80 minutes. Your spy camera comes with several mounting options, including straps and clips. You also get a USB cable and two ways to charge your battery – car and wall chargers.

LawMate’s Micro HD Camcorder also records audio, so it’s a good choice when you want to record a conversation, such as an interview or for legal purposes – just be sure to check your local laws about recording audio. If you only need to snap images, you can do that with this camcorder, and transfer the JPGs later to your computer using the included USB cable.

You’d be hard pressed to find a smaller spy camera than LawMate’s Micro HD Camcorder. It’s less than 2 inches, and it records high definition video. This self-contained mini spy cam is a good choice for anyone who needs a wireless, portable surveillance solution.