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Minox DSC - Digital Spy Camera

Minox DSC - Digital Spy Camera

Minox DSC - Digital Spy Camera

B&H # MIDSC MFR # 60651
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Product Highlights

  • 3.2MP CMOS Sensor
  • 1.5" LCD
  • 8.7mm (42mm Equivalent) f/2.8 Lens
  • Optical Viewfinder
  • AVI Video Clips
  • 128MB Internal Memory
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Overview
  • 1Description

"Bond..James Bond"

The fabled Minox Model A was immortalized on the silver-screen in 1969 when James Bond deployed his tiny pocket-camera in Ian Fleming's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"; the legend of the Minox spy camera became etched in stone.

Forty years and quite a few models later, Minox has done it again; the next greatest spy camera the world will know - the Minox DSC Digital Spy Camera. Sparking the passions of stealthy photogs everywhere, this outstanding digital rendition of its classic predecessor is quite the awesome bit of kit.

While it's not a powerhouse high-resolution pocket-rocket with a bazillion features and a massive zoom lens - the DSC brings more than a pile of specs, bells, and whistles to the table; the DSC is a joy to hold and use, and it's fun to show to friends and curious onlookers. Here we have a bit of history that's managed to stay afloat in the new Millennium; one that conjures up romantic visions of secret agents, clandestine meetings, and the triumph of good over evil.

Destined to be more than just another nostalgic objet d'art - the DSC stirs (shakes?) things up a bit with its enhanced functionality. Not only does the DSC take impressive still JPEGs, it's also capable of producing AVI video clips! The DSC's lens is faster than the original Colorplan optic - f/2.8 vs f/3.5, yet the two cameras weigh just about the same (a svelte 90g). The included and detachable LED flash module is an upgrade that even diehard Minox fans will learn to love. JB's camera was flash-capable, but that option was a not-so-easy-to-manage flashbulb holder. While the romance surrounding flashbulbs is well documented, the DSC's electronic LED flash module is way easier to use and it charges via USB - no batteries to fuss with! The discrete 1.5" LCD lends itself to covert photo-ops while adhering to the design credo "that form ever follows function".

You'll be hard pressed to find a pocket that the DSC can't fit into, and its inherent simplicity allows one's focus to remain on the image instead of the instruction manual. Images taken with the Digital Spy Camera are detailed and sharp with excellent contrast and color. The DSC is all about photography and fun - while reminding us that bigger isn't always better.

Fits in an Altoids tin
All-glass f/2.8 4 element lens
Shoots still JPEGs and AVI video clips
LED flash module is rechargeable and removable
3.2MP CMOS sensor delivers sharp detail, excellent color
In the Box
Minox DSC - Digital Spy Camera
  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • LED Flash Module
  • Chain
  • Mini USB Cable
  • USB Cable for Recharging
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Specifications
    Imaging
    Pixels 3.2 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: AVI
    Max Resolution 2048 x 1536
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Image Stabilization None
    Optics
    Lens 4 elements in 0 groups
    EFL: 8.7mm (35 mm equivalent: 42-0mm)
    Aperture: f/3
    Zoom Digital: 4x
    Focus Range Manual: 3.28' (1.00 m) - Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Shutter Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Exposure Metering Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Exposure Modes Modes: Auto
    White Balance Modes Auto
    Burst Rate None
    Self Timer 10 Seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Remote Control None
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    External Flash Connection None
    Memory
    Built-in Memory 128 MB
    Memory Card Type microSD
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video
    Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Audio Recording None
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Screen 1.5" LCD
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    Power
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.4 x 1.2 x 0.8" / 86.4 x 30.5 x 20.3 mm

    Flash/display-unit: 3.0 x 1.6 x 0.8" (76 x 41 x 21mm)

    Weight 3.2 oz / 91 g

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