It’s a pity that I can’t find out well-known brands in category of hidden camera, as most of Chinese hidden camera manufacturers are in small scale and have few reputation in China. But it is still possible for a list of best cheap hidden cameras sold on Aliexpress, all the models on my list are best-selling hidden cameras sold on Taobao, their quality are definitely more trustworthy compared with others.

SQ11 mini hidden camera(about 12$)

 

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The SQ11 mini hidden camera is the best-selling mini hidden camera both in Aliexpress and Taobao due to its cheap price, this model is available in more than 20 stores on Aliexpress. The SQ11 has a 200 mAh mini battery inside its small 22mm cube body,which supports 30min 720p or 10min 1080p video record. The small body of the SQ11 makes it so easy to hide it anywhere. To switch the video resolution, you can push the tiny mode button on top of the SQ113, which is paralleled with the power button. At the back of the SQ11, there are a mini USB port and a TF/Micro SD card slot, the SQ11 doesn’t have a built-in memory card, you need an extra TF/Micro SD card to record a video. Although the SQ11 claimed to support 1080p video record, I advise you not expect too much on a 12$ hidden camera, there are noises in the video, and the image definition is just OK, however considering its cheap price, the SQ11 is still a remarkable mini hidden camera around 15$.

Small IR-CUT mini hidden camera(about 30$)

 

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This 2.9cm*1.1cm*2.9cm tiny hidden camera is even thinner than the SQ11, as there is no built-in battery inside it. Compared with the SQ11, this hidden camera supports more practical functions such as motion detection and night vision. In front of the camera, there are a pair of tiny 5*8mm night vision lights, in the middle of them there is a tinier spy camera, the camera can automatically switches between day mode and night mode due to circumstance. The only two buttons of this hidden camera are listed at one side, one for video record, another for motion detection. In motion detection mode, the hidden camera will operate automatically when detecting any movement. Without a battery, you have to connect power source to the mini USB port at the back of this camera to enable it. An extra 8-32G TF/Micro SD card is needed for video record, every 60 min video record requires estimably 6g memories. The image quality of this hidden camera is remarkable, with the help of motion detection, you don’t have worry about when to start your record, and the image quality at night is guaranteed due to its night vision lights. The only shortcoming is that you can’t monitor the picture when recording, overall it is a cheap hidden camera with very practical functions, it is worthy to buy it just with 30$.

C1 mini hidden camera(about 37$)

 

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If you want a cheap camera with real-time monitoring, the C1 is a good choice on Aliexpress. The 4*4*1.5mm size of the C1 is larger compared with the former two hidden cameras we introduced. However its size is still acceptable considering its functions. The C1 supports motion and sound detection, you can tell the current mode according to the color of the led light in front of the C1. A 600 mAh built-in battery supports video record as long as 2 hour due to its larger size. The C1 has no built-in memory, a maximum 32G TF/Micro SD card is needed for video recording, it can store video as long as 48 hours. It takes a few easy steps to connect the C1 with your phone, with the help of a specific app it offered, you can easily monitor live picture at any place with Wi-Fi. The C1 only supports 720p video recording, while its competitors with lower price already support 1080p video recording. However, the real 720p video quality of the C1 is much better than that of the 1080p video recorded by other cheaper cameras. Focusing on sport video recording, the C1 is outstanding in recording moving pictures. The main shortcoming of the C1 is its lack of night vision recording.

HIHA DIY mini hidden camera(about 30$)

 

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If you have sufficient DIY experience, and want a more flexible mini hidden camera, the HIHA DIY hidden camera is your best choice. This mini camera has a naked small camera which supports maximum 1080p video recording and an unpacked 4000mAh battery which supports more than 24 hour continuous video recording. On the main body of the HIHA, there are a power switch, a Micro SD card slot and a mini USB port for charging and data transmission. The total size of the HIHA mini hidden camera is very small, it can be smaller if you abandon the battery. The HIHA has a lot of functions ,it can detect any motion and sound within 6 meters and record automatically, real-time monitoring is also available via the HIHA’s Smartphone app. The HIHA is a very cheap product considering its practical functions and good quality, the only problem is how to set it up. With brilliant DIY skill, you can almost put it in any device you like, however if you have little DIY experience and know few ideas about how to set it up, try other products and don’t waste your money on it.

GSD200 mini hidden camera(about 72$)

 

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The GSD200 is one of the best hidden cameras on Aliexpress with both good video quality and multiple functions. The size of the GSD200 is 4.5*4.5*2.1cm, it is less recommended to use it as a portable hidden camera. With the help of the prominent camera lens, it is easy to hide this mini camera in any room. The GSD200 supports motion detection, night vision, 1080p video recording, sound recording and real-time monitoring, basically all the functions you need from a hidden camera, what’s more, via the multi-functional app of the GSD200, you can remote control your GSD200 with a phone or computer any time you want. The GSD200 supports maximum 128g extra TF/Micro SD card which stores video of days, the built-in 1600mAH battery supports 5 hour video recording without charging. With a built-in Huawei chip, the GSD200 has one of the best image quality among all the hidden cameras on Aliexpress, its 1080p video is excellent both in daylight and dark. In conclusion, with so many functions and good quality video performance, it is really a good deal to buy this excellent hidden camera just with 70$.

Gizcam mini spy camera(about 9$)

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This product is a low-price cable camera providing simple functions. You can use it as an inspection camera or a spy camera. The diameter of the camera lens is only 8mm that you can easily hide it, the camera only operates when connecting to an android Smartphone or a computer, a specific app and software are needed for real-time monitoring, and you can save your maximum 720p video in your device via app. The maximum 7m cable offers more flexibility for spying and inspection. At the end of the cable, there is a rotary switch which controlling the brightness of the Led lights around the camera. In conclusion, this cheap camera offers easy inspection functions, the only problem is that the length of the cable limits the inspection distance.

OOTDTY waterproofing mini camera(about 16$)

 

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This IP67 waterproofing cable camera has more functions than the Gizcam cable camera we mentioned above. The longest optional length of the cable is 10m, working with the Wi-Fi ejector whose largest transmission distance is 30m, you can monitor the live picture far away from the camera. This hidden camera has a 8mm lens surrounded by eight led lights whose brightness are controlled by a rotary switch. It supports both android smart phones and iphones, you can install different versions of apps on your phone or tablet. There is a built-in 750 mAH battery inside the wifi ejector, which can support a 110 min video recording. Comparing with the Gizcam mini camera, this hidden camera which only costs about 16$ supports more useful functions such as waterproofing and wifi transmission, it is a good choice if you want a tiny camera with long cable.

R-JUST Charger mini hidden camera(about 20$)

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Besides small-size mini cameras, a camera hidden in a specific object is another perfect choice. These products have more concealed cameras that you can just shoot others in face without drawing any attention, the R-JUST mini camera is one of these cameras. The R-JUST mini camera’s appearance is just like a USB charger, it takes time to find out the tiny camera concealed on top of the charger, a microphone is located at the bottom of the charger, which lower the sound performance as it’s covered while recording, however on the other side, it is hidden so well that no one else can barely find it. To make it real, this charger supports 5V/1A output, it is not recommended to use this device to charge your phone for a long time. This hidden camera supports no extra memory card, it has a built-in 8/16/32Gb memory according to different prices, the 32Gb version is more recommended due to its 1080p video with sound. The camera will automatically delete the earliest video when its memory is full, it will start recording as soon as being plugged in the socket. In conclusion, this hidden camera has a well concealed camera which is hard to find out, just plug it in a socket and it will record a spy video from a distance which is much closer than a mini hidden camera.

 

Achehe sunglasses mini hidden camera(about 26$)

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It’s always a good idea to record everything you saw with the help of a mini camera hidden in a pair of glasses. The Achehe sunglasses mini camera is a remarkable choice among all the similar sunglasses mini cameras found on Aliexpress, as a hidden camera it has a black modest appearance that draw less attention, and the small camera hole in the middle of the frame is hard to be found from mid-range. The Achehe sunglasses mini camera has a built-in 500mAh battery which supports 2 hour video recording. The largest video resolution is 1080p,optimized in sports photography, this camera is brilliant at capturing moving pictures. The Achehe mini camera has no built-in memory, it supports a maximum 32G TF/SD Card, the memory card slot and mini USB port which are covered by rubber caps are hidden in one of the legs. The recording button is located at the outer side of one leg, it’s easy to hide it under a hat. The main shortcoming of this camera is the camera hole which is obvious from close range, if you want a pair of glasses with a more hidden camera, check the product below.

 

FOOANG G2 glasses mini hidden camera(about 70$)

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The appearance of FOOANG G2 is just like a normal black glasses, you can hardly notice the mini camera in the middle of the frame even from a real close range. Though expensive price, the G2 is worthy as few hidden cameras on Aliexpress can realize face-to-face recording without being aware by others. The G2 has a built-in 300mAH battery which supports continuous 75 min video recording, it supports maximum 1080p video recording and sound recording. It takes time to find out the microphone of the G2 as there is no button and port on the surface of the G2. Without any button, you can control the mini camera just with a single touch on the glasses leg. The MINI USB port and extra card slot are all built in the legs, no one else has a chance to find them out. The G2 has a built-in 16gb memory card, you can extend your device’s memory with the help of extra card slot, it supports maximum 32G TF/Micro SD card. The only imperfect part of the G2 is its legs, it’s much wider than other normal glasses as the battery and ports are all there, it is recommended to cover the glasses legs with your hair or a hat.

 

EDAL Z1002 mini camera clock(about 30$)

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If you want a budget bedroom hidden camera which shoots from closer range, a mini camera hidden in a digital clock is a perfect choice. Among all the budget competitors, the EDAL Z1002 has richer functions and better hardware quality. It is worthy to buy this budget hidden camera with just 25$.Unlike other mini hidden cameras with poor endurance, the EDAL Z1002 has a large 2400mAH battery which can record 1080p video as long as 24 hours. Besides, the EDAL Z1002 has a built-in 32GB memory card, an extra TF/Micro SD card can be installed to increase its memory volume to maximum 64G.The Z1002 supports live monitoring due to its WIFI adaptor, you can control the camera or monitor live pictures anywhere with your phone or computer. The Z1002 also supports useful functions such as night vision and motion detection, you never need to worry about when to start recording. Other unique functions of the Z1002 which most hidden cameras don’t support are separate voice recording and photo function, the Z1002 can take high resolution pictures and offer high-level sound recording which most its competitors don’t have. As a simple clock the Z1002 also has basic clock functions such as alarm. The imperfect part of the Z1002 is its appearance, the normal plastic shell and humble shape of the Z1002 may let you down. However it’s unfair to compete a clock hidden camera with a real clock, considering its rich functions and low price, the Z1002 is an excellent product that you can’t miss.

 

CAMSOY C18/C181 wearable mini camera(about 30-50$)

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You may notice that there is no hidden camera pen sold on Aliexpress, however it’s still possible to find out some pen-like hidden cameras on Aliexpress, the C18 is one of the best hidden cameras among all the similar products sold on Aliexpress due to its incredible 2.7k video resolution and good hardware quality. The C18 is 11cm long and 2.5cm wide,its size is just a little wider than a pen. Compared with other competitors, the C18 is more outstanding in assembly craft and surface texture. The C18 incredibly supports 30 fps 2.4k and 60 fps 1080p video recording while most budget hidden cameras only support 30fps 1080p video recording. The C18 has a built-in 550mAH battery which supports 60 min 2.4K video recording and 2 hour 1080p video recording. Without any built-in memory, the C18 supports maximum 64GB Micro SD card. The C18 also supports voice recording, you can take it as a single voice recorder. If you has no need for high resolution and want to spend less money, the low configuration version of the C18, the C181 is more suitable for you, the only difference between these models is that the C181 only supports 1080p video recording, while it only costs almost half of money which the C18 costs.