MINOX Digital Spy Camera
Traditionally the tiny MINOX spy camera stands for a unique and entirely different form of photography, and so does the brand new Digital SpyCam. It can be whipped out of a pocket at any time to capture high quality fleeting candid images inconspicuously: one click and it's gone. SpyCam users suddenly become "Agent M" with their own personal "License to Shoot". The new image world of the Digital SpyCam has its own internet forum (www.license-to-shoot.com). Original and exciting "Agent M Shoots" can be placed on this site and contacts made to other "agents" all over the world!
Minox Agent M DSC Digital Spy Cam Silver
Seeing this camera makes people immediately think of Bond, James Bond, and not without good reason. The DSC is small, really small. And this new version with metal finish looks even more like it's famous ancestor, the Minox A (read more about the Minox A in OHMSS). It's so tiny it disappears in a clenched fist. Or in the heel of a shoe or other such ingenious hiding places.
Just like the black DSC (see below) the new silver Spy Cam has an additional external flash that can be connected to the side of the DSC. And to provide the user with the accustomed convenience of a display for viewing film and image results the flash has an integrated 1.5 inch TFT LCD monitor. The image data can be saved on micro SD memory cards of up to 16 GB, in addition to the internal 128 MB flash memory.
On the Minox website is also a host of intelligent spy accessories available. From the belt buckle camera to a filming pen - just about everything the future "private eye" might need for capturing undercover digital images!
Bond Lifestyle has used this camera during the Themepartypeople EURO2010 Bond tour, see the results on the photoalbum on the Facebook page.
Price: € 249
Agent M DSC Digital Spy Cam
DSC is the name of the new mini MINOX model: Digital SpyCam. This outstanding masterpiece in minimalist design and photo technology packs remarkable features into dimensions of just 86 x 29 x 20 mm. With a resolution of five million pixels it can compete with traditional digital cameras with ease. The bright viewfinder allows spontaneous, fast shots, even in critical light conditions. In twilight the integrated flash switches on automatically. In total these features make the new DSC a very sound optical notebook.
The system has an additional external flash that can be connected to the side of the DSC. And to provide the user with the accustomed convenience of a display for viewing film and image results the flash has an integrated 1.5 inch TFT LCD monitor. The image data can be saved on micro SD memory cards of up to 16 GB, in addition to the internal memory.
Price: € 229
History of MINOX
A camera that has ambitions to become a classic has to feature an ingenious design which will enthuse photographers for years to come. The concept at MINOX has always been to provide cameras with the smallest possible dimensions, demonstrating absolute precision and a topclass design. That's MINOX. Past, present, future. There's always a clever mind behind every classic design. And the MINOX story must always be told with reference to the name, Walter Zapp. The legendary designer who wrote photographic history with his revolutionary invention of the first Ur-MINOX in 1938. The ingenious idea was to be seen in its dimensions. A camera smaller than a cigar and weighing less than a cigarette lighter. And featuring an excellent lens. This was a stroke of lasting genius - as the MINOX ECX and the MINOX CLX Special Edition still proof today. And of course, it was no surprise to see these miniature cameras with the 8 x 11 mm film format go on to become world famous as espionage cameras.
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The MINOX A/IIIs camera is used by George Lazenby in the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). While destroying Blofeld's lair atop Piz Gloria, he takes pictures of the locations of the girls that are sent out by Blofeld as biological warfare agents.