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James Bond (Roger Moore) uses a pair of Tasco 7800 binoculars to spy on hitman Hector Gonzales' villa in Spain in the movie For Your Eyes Only (1981).

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Q (Desmond Llewelyn) brings a Polaroid Spectra System Camera with deadly laser beam to James Bond (Timothy Dalton) when they are in Isthmus City in the movie Licence To Kill (1989). James Bond never uses the camera, but he and Q almost get fried when CIA agent Pam Bouvier takes a picture of them, accidentally shooting the laser beam.

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In the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan as Bond uses an MI6 issued digital camera / monocular to take photos of Xenia Onatopp from the Fort Antoine Theatre viewpoint. The device is a Pysis night vision monocular.

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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".

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In the novel Goldfinger, James Bond uses a Leica M3 to capture the cheating methods of Auric Goldfinger. In the words of Ian Fleming, James Bond "(...) went to his suitcase and extracted an M3 Leica, an MC exposure meter, a K2 filter and a flash holder." (Ian Fleming, Goldfinger, Signet Books, 1959, chapter four, page 29).

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Classic meets digital: Minox has equipped this miniaturized Leica M3 classic camera of the fifties with a digital interior.

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A Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T50d digital camera is used by Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) in the movie Casino Royale, when arriving on the Spirit yacht in Venice.

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In November 2006, two limited edition Sony Spy Gear sets were released, to coincide with the movie Casino Royale.

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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.

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The JB1 Digital Spy Camera uses "ST Micro Technology" to capture highly detailed images with incredibly small file sizes. After all, you can't imagine James Bond stopping in the middle of a mission to insert another memory card, can you?

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