Minox manufactures cameras, binoculars, and other optical equipment. However, the company makes its mark with the production of miniature camera the Minox Digital Belt Camera; the kind used by Security agents and members of State Security Services.
Founded in 1945 by Walter Zarp and headquartered in Germany, Minox continues to lead the way in the production of quality cameras and accessories.
The Minox Digital Belt Camera (Spy Camera) is the latest product offering from the company. Traditionally, the tiny MINOX spy camera stands for a unique and entirely different form of photography, with a heavy leaning on covert and subversive operations. The Minox Digital Belt Camera amplifies these traits and brings a little more to the plate.
For starters, it brings a real simulation of the famous TV series of British Spy, James Bond, and his enthralling activities combating crime across international borders. It can be whipped out of a pocket at any time to capture high-quality fleeting images inconspicuously—all you need is one click and it’s done.
This feature is possible due to the minimalist design of the camera, with advanced shooting technology packed into dimensions spanning 86 x 29 x 20 cm.
Continuous research and development see the Minox Digital Belt Camera operate with a resolution of 5 megapixels. This resolution threshold puts this spy camera on a comparative level with traditional digital cameras with ease. Complimentary features also include a bright viewfinder which allows spontaneous, fast shots, even in critical light conditions. Users will fear no apprehensions at twilight, as the Minox comes with an integrated flash which switches on automatically, to balance things out.
And there’s more. The Minox Spy camera comes outfitted with an additional external flash that can be connected to the side of the DSC. This feature allows the user the convenience of viewing film and image feed through an integrated 1.5 inch TFT LCD monitor.
Worried about how much data this handy device can store? You need not fret because the Minox Digital belt camera sports memory card slots that can hold up to 16GB in addition to a large internal memory.
For those keen on aesthetics, the Minox does not fail in this regard. External embellishments for this spy camera include a premium leather case, metal chain, USB cables and a user’s manual.
Planned future improvement for the Minox Spy camera ranges from smaller belt buckle versions to a filming fountain pen.
The following are the other technical and product specifications for the Minox Digital Belt Camera:
- Image sensor: 5.0 MP, CMOS Sensor
- Image resolution: Still: 2.560 x 1.920 pixels
- Video clip: 640 x 480 pixels
- Memory: Internal memory 128 MB NaND Flash memory
- DSC Flash/Monitor: Electronic Flash: GN 12 (ISO 100/21°)
- Lens: 4 elements glass lens with IR filter glass
- Focal length: 8.5 mm
- Lens aperture: F 3.0
- Focus range: 1m to infinity
- White balance: automatic
- Shutter speed: automatic
- Power supply: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion-Battery
- Auto power-off: OFF-Mode after 1 min of inactivity
- File format: Image: JPEG Video clips: aVI