"Seriously Compact", Minox DSC

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Brian, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

    Jul 7, 2010
    As opposed to a "Serious Compact"...

    I picked up a Digital Minox a couple of weeks ago, cheap on Ebay.

    Minox Digital Spy Camera 5.0 Megapixel, 128 MB METAL BOX 60658 NEW | eBay

    $149, including a 16GByte class 10 micro-SD, 2GB micro SD, and other accessories worth at least $50 or so.

    Picture Quality- probably about the same as the 5MPixel camera in my wife's Droid phone. My cell phone does not have a camera.

    It's so little!


    about the same size as a classic Minox film camera. Nice build quality as well.

    "5MPixel" interpolated from a 3.2MPixel CMOS sensor.




    Most annoying issues: ~0.5s shutter lag taking the image, and no time/date stamp. Electronic Shutter, very quiet.

    But easy to hold in the palm of your hand, just like the original.
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    How cool, Brian! Now let's get into the spy mode photos.:biggrin: It's awfully cute, I must say.
  3. Naveed Akhtar

    Naveed Akhtar SC Regular

    Dec 8, 2011
    London, UK
    Cheers Brian, after seeing these photos am so happy and don't exactly know why!
    Maybe I am appreciating my digital world more than ever :p

    Thanks for sharing!
  4. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
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    I love Minox cameras, I have a collection of the film ones and one of those miniature Leica digital ones, cool find
  5. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    I actually like the terrible image quality. Adds some mystique to the images :)
  6. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
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    agreed, Digital Holga
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    You mean one like this? I've often looked at them and wondered if they were any good. The cute value is pretty strong :)
  8. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

    Jul 7, 2010
    The cute and sentimental value got me on this one. As a teen-ager, I used a Minolta 16 quite a bit.

    Spy Mode... Need to remove the "Hot Mirror" and use an IR filter over the flash.