If you prefer putting an edge to your photographic skills, learning ropes about the diversified modes, or simply enjoying seizing beautiful moments whilst junketing around, you would know what a ‘trimmed down’ chassis signifies for a photographer. Although there’s a plenitude of cameras that blow their horn for featuring a twiggy and lean body, most of them may have (somewhere) compromised on packing in powerful performance. But hold on, there still exists a lot that conjugates the best of both worlds.
We have listed below some of such amazing diminutive cameras that not only stand distinguished for their performance, but also for comfortably resting in your palms. Take a look!
If you think infusing mighty photographic functions in an itsy-bitsy form stands so not possible, this might be the time to shift your thoughts around. The new Ubi-Camera not only catches attention for endowing a super compact structure, but also for delivering a good performance. But what exactly helps it gain additional points is the ability to capture shots with hands. The device comes integrated with a range sensor that enables users to seamlessly click pictures with ease and sharpness. Although the entire hardware specs are yet to be divulged, the miniature camera can be connected to a desktop through a wire for now.
Designed for innocent purposes, the stylish and sleek Minox DSC is definitely for a lot more than just clandestinely capturing sweet expressions of your loved ones. Weighing as light as 90 grams, the diminutive camera squeezes in an impressive 3.2 megapixel sensor, optical flash and 128MB of on-board memory. So whether you want your skinny jeans to house it or just want to travel around with it, Minox DSC will let you do almost everything of that sort.
Developed in collaboration with Pokedigi and Camera folks, the pint-sized SQ30m from Exemode undoubtedly grabs eyeballs for snoozing in a size that will fit more than comfortably in your hands. The device tips the scales at just 21 grams and catches forty winks in the volume of 53mm x 19mm x 23mm. Now tell us, isn’t that remarkably compact for your sleek bags? Well, the intriguing SQ30 however features a pretty decent 1.95MP CMOS sensor for letting you capture your moments in 1280 x 1200p resolution. In fact, you will also be getting 64 megabyte of internal memory and a slot for microSD card. For video enthusiasts, the tiny device has even infused video recording capability at 320 x 240 resolution @ 8fps. Wow, a good amalgamation – we must say!
While others on the list are boasting of their Lilliputian structure, JTT Chobi Cam has an additional factor to talk ‘big’ about. Designed aesthetically, the compact digital camera not only sweeps users off their feet for 4.4mm x 2.9mm x 1.2mm enclosure, but also for surviving through up to 20 meters deep water. Yes, the mini device is also waterproof for all scuba divers out there. However as far as other attributes are concerned, Chobi Cam from JTT can smoothly shoot pictures in 1,280 x 960p resolution and record high definition videos at 30 frames per second – but in 640 x 480p resolution. The mini camera has also been stuffed with USB 2.0 port, support for up to 16GB memory via a slot, and compatibility with Mac OS and Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. You can get this for just about $130.
To be on the up and up, skipping away from including ‘Kun One Eye Camera’ looked pretty much infeasible to us – considering the fact that it boasts of equally trimmed down chassis. The tiny-looking device however blows one’s mind away by shooting images at 12 megapixel resolution. Slightly larger than Chobi Cam, the stylish yet adorable One Eye can also record high definition videos at 720p/30fps resolution. The small 1.5” TFT viewfinder with 480 x 240 resolution and support for up to 64GB further enhance your photography experience.
Another midget yet mighty camera that could rest into your palms comes from Veho. Touted to be the world’s smallest one from its category, the really attractive Muvi Micro DV camcorder is so very small that you could probably swallow it down. Enclosed in just about 5.5mm x 2mm x 1.6mm, the digital video device however also takes care of your photographic needs. For which, there’s embedded ability to record videos at 30fps and 2 megapixel digital recording capability. Apart from this, you will even be enabled to benefit from the neatly rooted Li-ion rechargeable battery that can last up to three hours per charge and the unique ‘Voice Activated Start/Stop’ function. The 8GB Muvi Micro will users fork out as little as $80.
You may also appreciate Kodak PlayFull ZE1 for what it endows – an intrinsic amalgamation of good video quality, easy functionality, compact form factor, and great editing and sharing software. The pocketful camera gets beautifully wrapped up in 3.9mm x 1.6mm x 1.2mm inches and features a high end 5 megapixel CMOS sensor for doing its job. Some other highlights include 1.5” LCD, 20.3MB of internal memory, fixed focal length, and support for up to 32GB of memory. The powerful ZE1 camera by Kodak comes with a price tag of $149.95.
Ever wished for a digital camera that could be strung along with your keychain and function in real sense? If so, the stay tickled pink as this unique 3-in-1 Mini Digital Camera provides you with what we just said. Extremely small and pleasant looking, the mini camera has been designed specifically to let you snap up to 20 high resolution pictures or record a few seconds of video. There’s integrated software as well that will enable you to delightfully create greeting cards and calendars, and edit and manage photos. It will cost you unbelievably low at $2.00 (though, we highly doubt it).
There’s no doubt that GoPro has unremittingly transmogrified the way amateur as well as professionals interact with their photography passion. But, the sturdy GoPro HD Hero2 is something that touts to simply double up your experience. Sharing pretty compact dimensions, the 11MP high-def camera with Wi-Fi Remote Control delivers a breakthrough in performance. The deeply rooted ability to record 1080p HD videos and stream live videos simply perks up the journey. However to put it in a nutshell, GoPro HD Hero2 treats you with a lot more than you could expect from something similar from its lot. Be it directly controlling your camera live over Wi-Fi, enjoying 16:9 video footage, or letting it sleep in your palms, the mini camera brings to you all such possibilities. But don’t take it lightly – as $300 is a price point that HD Hero2 walks in with.
Last but definitely equally deserving to get listed, the elegant Minox DCC Digital LEICA M3 not only intrigues for a distinctive layout and neat edges, but also taking impressive photos. Fitted with a 5.1 megapixel hardware resolution, the camera endeavors to revamp your experience by merging sharpness, ease of usage, portability and enhanced functions in a frame that should catch your unawares. What’s more, you could even shoot videos in AVI format, view your artistry on a 2.0-inch display, and record onto external SD cards.