ZMax 86 MicroStick Security Camera | Record 1080P Video | Since 1993
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Our new MicroStick camera has powerful, high definition 1080P video recording capabilities, with a fantastic motion activation feature! This small camcorder is very thin, making it easy to place upon a shelf or around other clutter for concealment. The internal, rechargeable battery can record for nearly 9 hours straight. The aforementioned motion detection feature puts this security camera into a low-power standby state that can last for up to 25 days if no movement occurs in front of the lens to trigger a recording. This device works with PC and Mac computers, with no special software necessary to view the recordings.


The MicroStick surveillance camera has the awesome feature of having only one button on the whole unit to begin recording in whichever mode has been selected as the default. This rechargeable battery-operated security camera offers users the ability to set it and forget it when the device is set to record only when it detects motion. If no movement occurs within the field of view, this security cam can wait to trigger a recording for up to 25 days! This sophisticated form of activation ensures a longer battery life when compared to similar motion-activated models.

Adjustments to how the camcorder operates are accessible via the Camera Widget for Z82/Z86, available under the support tab for this device, or you may click here. This program can be downloaded to a Windows or a Mac computer to enable date- and time-stamping of your video files, or to adjust the record mode and quality. When selecting to record only when motion triggers the camera, select either "Always On" to enable fast wake-up speeds from standby or select "Max Battery" to enable a low-power mode for up to 25 days of standby time. When any change is made to the settings, click "Save Option" before closing the application and removing the device from the computer. 

To enable the use of SD cards ranging from 64GB to 256GB, follow the instructions within the manual or our quick start guide. Utilizing a 256GB memory card, you can record up to 156 hours of security footage in high definition 1080p video and audio. To review your files, plug the device into a computer with the included USB cable (or take the data card and plug only that into the computer) and use VLC Media Player or another player that can play .MP4 files. 


Are you looking for an easily portable security camera? What about one that's perfect for keeping on a desk or a shelf for nearly a month of security? We would highly recommend the ZMax 86 MicroStick camcorder.

This incredible surveillance cam has the ability to be turned on, set down, and forgotten for up to 25 days to help surveil an area for suspicious activity based on motion activation. Crisp, clear 1080p footage, even in some low light applications, can be captured for up to 9 hours of continuous recording and stored onto a micro SD card for later review through a Windows or Mac computer. The device is simple with the one-touch activation on the body itself and internal settings adjusted through a completely free-to-use computer program. Being so small and thin, this security cam could be left out in the open with no scrutinous eyes falling upon it. 


  • Survey the area to see if the nanny is stealing
  • Watch and log the housekeeper stealing
  • See if your houseguests are stealing
  • Make sure caregivers aren't stealing
  • Gather evidence of maintenance workers stealing
  • See if your kids have unapproved friends at the house
  • Recording your spouse
  • Keep an eye out for child abuse
  • Check in to ensure caregivers are giving the best care
  • Monitor for drug abuse


  • Quick and easy installation
  • No playback software needed
  • Playback on PC or MAC
  • Captures high definition 1080p video
  • Motion captured video and long-lasting battery life combine for up to 25 days of motion-activated surveillance
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Time/Date stamped video files log important events
  • Supports up to a 256GB SD card



  • User Manual, 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • ZMax 86 MicroStick Cam
  • USB Cable


  • Storage Temperature: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)
  • Operating Temperature: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)
  • Size: 9.7 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm (3.8" x 1.5" x 1")
  • Battery: 2400mAh 3.7V li-ion battery
  • Adapter: 5V, 1000mA DC adapter ( not included )
  • Current Consumption: 240mA
  • Recording Time: ~ 9 hours 
  • Standby Time: ~ 25 days ( while in motion trigger max battery mode )
  • Motion Detection Range: 13 to 23ft
  • Sensor Sensitivity: 4600mV / Lux – sec
  • Viewing Angle: 72°
  • Memory Card: max 256GB microSD card
  • Memory Usage 3GB / 1 hour ( high quality ), 2GB / 1 hour ( medium quality ), 1.5GB / 1 hour ( low quality )
  • Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Video Compression: mp4
  • Voice Recording: 32kbps
  • USB mass storage device
  • OS supported Windows, Mac OS


Q: How do I enable long-term standby motion detection?
A: Go to the support tab for this product to download the Camera Widget. Plug the security camcorder into your computer, open the Widget, and select "Max Battery" under the Settings Power Option. It will default to this mode when turned on unless the battery runs out, after which it will need to be reset within the Widget.  

Q: What is recommended for playback?
A: We recommend VLC Media Player for playback, for use with a Windows or Mac.

Q: Do I need to purchase an SD card?
A: This device does need an SD card ( not included ), up to a 256GB SD card.

Q: Does this item record audio?
A: Yes.


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Fred P.
Used at my office..worked great

Gives me a nice field of view. Mounted this on the wall of my office. Lets me keep track of who comes and goes while I am gone.

My personal spy cam

Works great. Looks and functions like a clock but lets me record whats going on around the house when I am not there.

Love the wall mount feature

Good hidden camera, has a wall mount that lets me mount this clock on the wall. Gives me a great shot of the entire room.

True Motion Recording

Great hidden camera. Purchased other hidden cameras and they would start recording if the lighting changed so I would get a lot of false triggers. This one has a sensor to detect people works great.

Loved it

Nice looking item, actually works. Good picture quality. Battery powered makes it portable.

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