Sony has announced that it will be launching the world’s smallest HD video camera that is able to record in full glorious high definition 720p, 30fps video and will have a host of features to help ensure that your voyeur video recording is of a much better quality once you’ve secreted the camera somewhere suitable. The Image Sensing Solutions department claim that it is being aimed at security and industry but we reckon there’s probably some other intended uses for it in various specialist markets.
The camera is smaller than a £1 coin measuring a ludicrously tiny 9.5mm x 7.1mm and as well as boasting 8.3 megapixels it will also offer face recognition, image stabilisation, autofocus, and motion autofocus. The camera is already in mass production and it is believed that it will be placed in security cameras and other devices before hitting the shelves later in the year so not long to wait before you can get one of the world’s smallest and best quality nanny cams ever available on the market.
High sensitivity mode, slow motion, and a 16x zoom are also included as standard but we don’t expect the price to be all that low. One of the great benefits of releasing the world’s smallest, or indeed largest depending on the type of product you’re manufacturing, is that you pretty much hold the keys to the pricing city until other companies jump on the bandwagon and release something equally tiny or even more so.