Hammacher Schlemmer unveils the World’s Smallest Camera

Posted on Sep 22 2011 - 10:01pm by Thomas Sharp

Hammacher Schlemmer, an online store for quirky, unusual, odd and quite expensive inventions, has announced the availability of the World’s Smallest Camera. The device is not really the smallest in the world, but it the smallest commercial camera available.

The World’s Smallest Camera, as it is listed in the site, measures just 26 mm squared. The camera’s 2 megapixel lens can capture photos at a resolution of 1600 X 1200, as well as take 30 fps video clips at 640 x 480 resolution. These captured media is saved on a 2 GB microSD card that is included with the device. The good thing about it is, the storage card can be expanded to 32 GB, so you can take more photos.

The camera was created by New York-based Hammacher Schlemmer, which has also created the “World’s Smallest” luggage scales, record players and electric guitars.

“Although The World’s Smallest Camera is only slightly larger than a marble, it takes still images and records video just like much larger cameras,” said Hammacher Schlemmer General Manager Fred Berns. “It is a remarkable piece of kit and is expected to prove very popular with the public.”

Due to its small size, the camera has no screen, so you can only preview captured photos when copied to a computer via a USB connection.

The camera comes with a wrist lanyard that “keeps it close at hand and enables ease of portability.” The device’s rechargeable batter can also provide 30 minutes of operation from an hour of charging.

The World’s Smallest Camera is available at the Hammacher Schlemmer website for £64.

 

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