Minox’s SpyCam, a little wee digital Bond gadget about half the size of a normal digicam, is out in 6 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes and 15 seconds. At the time of writing, of course!
To be launched at Photokina, the cam has a 3.2 megapixel sensor, 128 MB of memory and a MicroSD card slot. It can shoot VGA movies, too. There’s even a flash expansion unit, as the minuscule base doesn’t have one.
What’s always struck me about digital cameras is that most have a more-or-less identical form factor. Almost every consumer model is a little under an inch thick and about four inches long. Canon’s squared-off Elph series is somewhat distinctive of the genre, while Casio’s Exilims typically shave off a bit here and there compared to the competition. Minox’s SpyCam, however, promises a severe drop in size, but without the 0.3-megapixel trappings of something horrible from the crapvendors.
Minox recently retired its TLX (pictured) and halved the retail price on remaining inventory, opening the way for September 24’s replacement.