MINOX has made what it calls spy cameras since the digital camera was nothing more than a dream. The firm has updated its famous mini spy camera for the digital age and called it the Digital SpyCam. The new DSC is very small at 3 3/8" x 1 3/16" x 7/8" and weighs 2.1 ounces.
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The focal length is 8.5mm making it equivalent to 42mm in 35mm format. Internal memory storage is 128MB and it can accept memory cards up to 16GB. Power comes from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Resolution for the camera is 5MP. The Digital SpyCam retails for $199.
“It's not often that a designer gets the opportunity to deal with a legend,” said head designer Jens Kohlhase, “and this MINOX classic has remained unmatched in photographic history”. “It's fascinating how much technical know-how can be packed into such a small space,” he added. “Adapting the legendary spy camera to accommodate complex digital technology and still keep its ultra-miniature format was a real challenge.”