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Top 5 Best Cat Collar Cameras in 2022

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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 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 collars. Most people would recommend using GoPro simply because it is an expensive item and many of them receive commissions. However, this is not the case in this review that we made for you.

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. 

          Upon unboxing the package, I have checked everything that is included with Mr. Petcam HD camera such as:

          • 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)

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

          I tried to put it on my cat and it was very simple to put on his collar. He is also comfortable and just act 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!

          Another thing that I love about this collar cam is its compact size and versatility. You can not only use it to record your fur babies’ activities in their point of view but to also monitor them — like a spy camera! You can also use it for other purposes such as home security, baby monitoring, and even sports. You can get it from the official website.

          Wireless Cat Collar Camera

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          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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              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.

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

                  While 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.

                  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 in 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. 

                          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
                                  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

                                  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. My cat, on the other hand, 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 WiFi Camera,HD1080P Wireless Remote Camera,Portable Wireless IP 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
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                                      Smallest Spy WiFi Camera,HD1080P Wireless Remote Camera,Portable Wireless IP 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 camera this small might sound cool but I tried doing it without cat however, since it is so tiny, I find it hard to position. 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 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 though. 

                                          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 and your pet 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 in 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.

                                          About the 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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