Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

Summary: The "World's Smallest Camera" isn't quite that, but it is a cute party trick.

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Hammacher Schlemmer, everyone's favorite catalog for oddly useful inventions and expensive gadgets (think pajama-warming pouch or two-person hovercraft), has announced the availability of what it calls the World's Smallest Camera.  Only it's not the world's smallest camera -- this one and this one are actually smaller.

Still, it is a very, very tiny camera and though it's not likely to win any image-quality awards (with its very, very tiny 2-megapixel sensor), it is a cute novelty to tuck into your pocket and pop out at your next dinner party. Measuring just over a cubic inch, the camera looks like a Lilliputian digital SLR and snaps 1,600x1,200 still images and VGA video at 30 fps. It comes with a 2GB micro SD card and is expandable up to 32GB. A wrist lanyard is included as well as a USB cable for transferring images and videos to your computer and recharging the battery (which provides up to 30 minutes of operation per one-hour charge).

The camera actually looks a lot like the Chobi CamOne that made the gadget blog rounds earlier this year, though there is no sign of interchangeable lenses on the Hammacher Schlemmer site.  Cute, but not particularly useful gadget (especially at $99.95)? Sure. But what do you expect from the folks that brought us the Spatula Docking Station?

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  • RE: Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

    Very interesting, but the mini-gun ring (yes, it was actual 19th century wild west bling) I saw on Pawn Stars was probably worth a lot more than a 2-megapixel camera.
    great-ish-soul
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  • RE: Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

    He He - if I put that on my finger I better be careful of where I scratch and how I "potty"....
    Willnott
  • RE: Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

    yeah unless they get it down to about $19.99 no point in having it.
    Fletchguy
  • RE: Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

    WHAT? No flash attachment? It also needs a remote control.
    Watersisland
  • RE: Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

    The two cameras you linked to are not stand alone cameras, the Safety Basement one looks like it needs to be wired up to a security system, and the other one, well, it's a lens on a bit of wire as well...
    I imagine that this is the smallest fully functional camera (as a camera that is wired to a battery, and transmits to a receiver is looking quite large as a whole image capturing system).
    RandomCake
    • RE: Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

      @RandomCake Excellent--I was about to make that very same point.
      lelandhendrix@...
  • RE: Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

    this gives those perverts who like to put mirrors on their shoes to look up girls skirts a whole new experience!
    Mr. Science
  • RE: Extremely tiny digital camera fits on your finger tip

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    Fairlane2011