Introducing The World’s Smallest HD Camera, Courtesy of Japan
Posted on March 31, 2011
Japan’s master of gadgets, the Tokyo-based Thanko, has just released the world’s tiniest high definition digital camera. Designed for people with really tiny fingers, this camera may be minuscule, but it certainly isn’t a joke.
Dubbed the MAME-CAM DX, this little 14g (.03 lbs) digital camera can take brilliant JPEG photos with a whopping resolution of 3,264 x 2,448. This translates to a megapixel rating of 8, which is pretty high for even regular digital cameras, not to mention a miniscule one.
Not only can it capture great pictures, can it can even record videos in AVI at a 1,280 x 960 resolution. Admittedly, this isn’t that great of a resolution. It’s actually just a bit better than XGA. But the key here is that it records it at 30 frames per second, which is a really nice frame rate.
What really separates this tiny toy from any similar mini cam on Earth is that it supports microSD and SDHC cards up to 32GB. And it includes a USB port for transferring your photos to your computer. It’s like a Panasonic camera that’s been compacted.
If you’d like to buy it for $99, check out Thanko’s store. If you, however, prefer something more exciting, then consider taking a look at Thanko’s silent keyboard, waterproof spy watch, and USB-powered neck tie.