World's Smallest Camera gives big snappers the finger
Honey, I shrunk the DSLR
Hammacher Schlemmer has been zapping tech with Duke Nukem's shrink ray once again, now reducing a digital camera down to the size of a gobstopper.
The World's Smallest Camera - as the company actually names it - measures just 26mm square. The 2Mp snapper takes shots at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 as well as 30fps video clips at 640 x 480, all of which is saved on the 2GB microSD card included. This can be expanded to 32GB.
The rechargeable battery lasts for just 30 minutes, but only takes an hour to charge, which as well as viewing and downloading content, is achieved through the built in USB port.
Smartphone cameras may well top such spec these days, and with some of the kit doctors use, there are certainly smaller snappers out there. However, any working camera with the look of a DSLR that could fit inside a Kinder egg is worth noting.
So if you fancy adding one to your dollhouse of miniature machinery, the Worlds Smallest Camera is available for $100 (£64) at Hammacher Schlemmer.
Other tiny tech can be found there too, from electric guitars to record players. But just how small are your fingers? ®
Wake me up when they release the full-frame version
I'd have said from the looks of it, that the lens is no smaller than those that have featured in most camera phones over the last few years.
The the clever thing they have done is to miniturise the rest of the electrical gubbins.
Yeah, just don't send up the pics when you get it back out though ,eh?!
Ye cannae change the laws of physics capt'n!
The smaller the camera, the smaller its aperture, the smaller the number of photons reaching the sensor. This causes an increase in photon noise. Though of course noise reduction techniques have improved, there is no substitute for more photons, and therefore a cleaner input image.
Still a cool looking little device. Could even be used by a playmobil puppet. Could this be useful for LOHAN? ;)
Just had a go at buying one... they want $75 for postage!!!