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Top 5 Best Cat Collar Cameras in 2024

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Written by Clair Chesterman

Cat collar cameras are amazing devices to have. It allows us to see our fur babies’ adventures from their point of view. Many TikTok cats and dogs became extremely popular because of their videos going on adventures. Their fur parents put cat collar cameras on them which capture their activities.

You may find many online reviews about a pet’s eye view cameras. Go Pro could be a good choice for dogs if you have a special harness but it is not suitable for cat collars. You will see some people recommend using GoPro’s they receive commissions however they are not always suitable for smaller cats.  You can ensure that we fairly assess each cat collar camera and give honest pros and cons.

We have curated a list of the best cat collar cameras that we have tested. The reviews for each camera are based on factors we have considered such as size and weight, image and video quality, battery, and storage.

Mr. Petcam Pet Collar Camera for Cats

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Mr. Petcan cat and dog collar camera
Size and Weight
  • 27*26*26mm
  • 16 grams
    Image and Video Quality
    • High Definition
    • Picture Resolution: 1280*720
    • Video Resolution: 1280*720 30fps
      Battery
      200mAH lithium battery
      Storage
      • Micro SD card support SDHC
      • Support capacity: Max 32GB
      Price
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      Mr. Petcan cat and dog collar camera
      Size and Weight
      • 27*26*26mm
      • 16 grams
        Image and Video Quality
        • High Definition
        • Picture Resolution: 1280*720
        • Video Resolution: 1280*720 30fps
          Battery
          200mAH lithium battery
          Storage
          • Micro SD card support SDHC
          • Support capacity: Max 32GB
          Price

          Mr. Petcam is a compact pet collar camera that features high-definition image and video resolution. So far, this is our top choice as it is the only solution in the market specifically designed for cats and dogs. 

          my cat is sniffing mr. pet cam cat collar camera

          Upon unboxing the package, here’s everything that is included with Mr. Petcam HD camera:

          • USB Charging/Video Transfer Cable
          • Clip Assembly (for cats or dogs with small collars)
          • Velcro Attachment Strap
          • 16GB Micro SD Memory Card 
          • Waterproof Housing (for dogs)
          • 360 Degree Mounting Bracket (ideal for medium/large dogs)
          • Printed Instructions (video instructions can be accessed thru the link on the instructions page)

          Unpacking mr. pet cam

          The collar camera is easy to setup. Recording videos in this camera is simple. And, the video file format is also in AVI which is supported by most video applications today.

          Trying mr. pet cam cat collar camera on my cat

          When I tried to put it on my cat, it was very simple to attach on his collar. Also, he is comfortable and just acts like his usual self while the camera is on. We were able to film a five-minute video on our first try and the recording was awesome! These are the videos that you get with this collar cam:

          Additionally, what I love about this collar cam is its compact size and versatility. Use it to record your fur babies’ activities in their point of view and also monitor them at the same time — like a spy camera! You can also use it for other purposes such as home security, baby monitoring, and even sports. Get it from the official website here.

          Wireless Cat Collar Camera

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          hosecurity New Wireless Rechargeable WiFi 1MP 720P HD Digital Pet Collar Camera Recorder Tracker for Dog Behavior Observation with Night View Function (Black Cam, with 32GB TF Card)
          Size and Weight
          • 34mm*48.6mm*34mm
          • 51 grams
            Image and Video Quality
            • High Definition
            • Video Resolution: 720 15fps
              Battery
              800mAh
              Storage
              • Micro SD card support SDHC
              • Support capacity: Max 32GB
              Price
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              hosecurity New Wireless Rechargeable WiFi 1MP 720P HD Digital Pet Collar Camera Recorder Tracker for Dog Behavior Observation with Night View Function (Black Cam, with 32GB TF Card)
              Size and Weight
              • 34mm*48.6mm*34mm
              • 51 grams
                Image and Video Quality
                • High Definition
                • Video Resolution: 720 15fps
                  Battery
                  800mAh
                  Storage
                  • Micro SD card support SDHC
                  • Support capacity: Max 32GB
                  Price

                  Wireless Cat Collar Camera is an innovative camera that enables you to connect the camera to a mobile app called MyCam app. I tried downloading the app and connecting the collar camera and I was able to register easily.

                  While video recording is fine, I still prefer Mr. PetCam when it comes to image and video quality. What I like about it is the timing record feature where you can set it to record automatically on any day you want. 

                  However, even though this product looks promising and innovative, it is not suitable for small dogs and cats. The camera is too heavy for a cat’s collar. 

                  I tried putting it on my cat and I have to try different collars for it to fit properly.

                  GoPro Hero 9

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                  GoPro HERO9 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Front LCD and Touch Rear Screens, 5K Ultra HD Video, 20MP Photos, 1080p Live Streaming, Webcam, Stabilization
                  Size and Weight
                  • 71 x 55 x 33.6mm
                  • 5.6 ounce
                    Image and Video Quality
                    • Ultra High Definition
                    • Photo: 20MP
                    • Video Resolution: 720 15fps
                      Battery
                      1720mAh
                      Storage
                      • Micro SD card support SDHC
                      • Support capacity: Max 256GB
                      Price
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                      GoPro HERO9 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Front LCD and Touch Rear Screens, 5K Ultra HD Video, 20MP Photos, 1080p Live Streaming, Webcam, Stabilization
                      Size and Weight
                      • 71 x 55 x 33.6mm
                      • 5.6 ounce
                        Image and Video Quality
                        • Ultra High Definition
                        • Photo: 20MP
                        • Video Resolution: 720 15fps
                          Battery
                          1720mAh
                          Storage
                          • Micro SD card support SDHC
                          • Support capacity: Max 256GB
                          Price

                          GoPro is the most recommended pet collar camera and has the most online reviews. It is a popular adventure camera that is very versatile and can be also used for other purposes.

                          While GoPro boasts superior image and video quality, battery, and storage capacity, it is actually not suitable for pet collars, particularly to cats and small dogs. The camera itself is too big and heavy for them to handle. You can use it on large dogs with a special GoPro harness. I was able to use it on my Great Dane. The video recordings were superb and I can’t ask for more about its resolution and connectivity. However, it’s not a collar camera because it’s too heavy for cats. 

                          With that being said, I would highly recommend GoPro for personal use but not for dogs and cats. Personally, I do not find it to be pet-friendly. Plus, we all know how expensive this camera is.

                          Uncle Milton Pet’s Eye View Camera

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                          Uncle Milton Pet's Eye View Camera
                          Size and Weight
                          • 2.6 x 1.6 x 2 inches
                          • 5 ounces
                            Image and Video Quality
                            • 640 x 480 resolution
                              Battery
                              2 AAA batteries
                              Storage
                              • Micro SD card support SDHC
                              • Internal memory stores up to 40 photos
                              Price
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                              Uncle Milton Pet's Eye View Camera
                              Size and Weight
                              • 2.6 x 1.6 x 2 inches
                              • 5 ounces
                                Image and Video Quality
                                • 640 x 480 resolution
                                  Battery
                                  2 AAA batteries
                                  Storage
                                  • Micro SD card support SDHC
                                  • Internal memory stores up to 40 photos
                                  Price

                                  If you are looking for an affordable collar camera, Uncle Milton Pet’s Eye View Camera might be perfect for your budget.

                                  This is a simple compact-size camera with basic features. It is pretty simple to operate. However, when I tried it on my cat, she is uncomfortable and she keeps on trying to get it off.  On the other hand, my dog was able to use it. 

                                  The resolution is average but you can still appreciate the videos. Personally, I would recommend the camera for monitoring purposes. But I would not recommend using it as a cat collar camera. Aside from what I mentioned earlier, the video resolution is also a bit blurry when moving.

                                  Rettru Smallest WiFi Spy IP Camera With Collar Attachment

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                                  Smallest Spy Hidden Camera,1080P Wireless WiFi Portable Remote Camera,Nanny Cam,Baby Monitor with Night Vision,Motion Detection,Cloud Storage,Remote Viewing for iOS Android Phone APP
                                  Size and Weight
                                  • 1.28 x 1.25 x 0.24 inches
                                  • 8 ounces
                                    Image and Video Quality
                                    • High Definition, 1080P
                                      Battery
                                      There is no built-in battery; instead, you must attach a mobile power supply or a USB port.
                                      Storage
                                      • Cloud storage
                                      Price
                                      Preview
                                      Smallest Spy Hidden Camera,1080P Wireless WiFi Portable Remote Camera,Nanny Cam,Baby Monitor with Night Vision,Motion Detection,Cloud Storage,Remote Viewing for iOS Android Phone APP
                                      Size and Weight
                                      • 1.28 x 1.25 x 0.24 inches
                                      • 8 ounces
                                        Image and Video Quality
                                        • High Definition, 1080P
                                          Battery
                                          There is no built-in battery; instead, you must attach a mobile power supply or a USB port.
                                          Storage
                                          • Cloud storage
                                          Price

                                          Rettru WiFi Spy Camera is so far the most compact among the cameras on this list. It is so tiny that you might find it easy to attach on your cat’s collar. A cat collar with a camera this small might sound cool but since it is so tiny I find it hard to position so you have to work a little to get it just right.

                                          Specifically, what I like about this product is the night vision mode. The video recording is clear even in low light settings.

                                          But, since this camera is not really made specifically for pets, I will not recommend it as a collar camera. Your cat might end up swallowing it due to its tiny size. You might try using it though for other purposes. 

                                          Pet Collar Camera Buyer’s Guide

                                          Do not fret if you do not have much knowledge about cat collar cameras. We have made some pointers to make choosing an ideal collar camera for your fur babies easier.

                                          Durability

                                          This is the most important factor you should consider before making a purchase. If the camera is not long-lasting or your pet breaks (or chews) it off, your money will be gone in no time. Always seek reviews first and check for comparisons before considering purchasing the item.

                                          Price

                                          Before choosing a collar camera for your cats and dogs, you must also consider the price. Always read the product specifications and compare various brands. Remember, it is best to get the most out of your money.

                                          Ease

                                          The collar camera should be light enough for your cat to carry. It should not be too bulky and heavy for his or her weight. You wouldn’t want your fur babies to be uncomfortable while wearing their collars with a camera.

                                          Features

                                          There are a lot of pet collar cameras in the market offering different features. You can choose depending on your needs and what is ideal for your fur babies. Personally, these are the three camera features that I initially check when browsing:

                                          • A minimum resolution of 720p, 1080p or higher is better
                                          • Size and weight of the camera
                                          • A collar camera with a wifi connectivity feature and other smart features is a plus

                                          Final Word

                                          There are more collar video cameras made for pets on the market but most of them are not so good. So far, among these five cat collar cameras that we have listed, Mr. PetCam is still my top one choice since it provides the exact needs of dogs and cats.

                                          Author

                                          • Clair Chesterman

                                            Clair is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair knows everything about multiple cat breeds and how to use the latest technologies to make the cat's life better.

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                                          3 Comments

                                          • I feel like this is the first review I’ve ever read that was absolutely honest and reliable. Thank you!!!

                                            I’m going with Mr. Petcam…

                                          • Thank you! I have a question though… Can I get into trouble with law attaching a camera to my cat collar when she wonders around my neighbourhood? I’m asking as I have a problem with my cat. Someone started feeding her (resulting in her getting unhealthy overweight) and locking her indoors at night. I used a GPS tracker to identify who this person is but he denies it. So my instinct is use one of these cameras to get evidence. But I’m not sure how legal it is…

                                            • This is a fantastic question Lora. While there wouldn’t be any problems with your cat recording their travels on your own property, if your cat is a wanderer and goes into other peoples homes and gardens then there may be potential issues with him/her wearing a cat collar camera. Using a camera could pose significant risks, potentially invading people’s privacy without their consent, raising complex legal and ethical issues. If this is a concern of yours then I would suggest not using this device or seek legal advice first. As per usual, be informed and decerning whenever possible.

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