Gadgets: spy cam...

Now you can be a spy by owning one of their gadgets. What could that be? What else! Minox, a brand of ultra-small photo cameras that have been used both on movies and in real life for all sorts of covert operations, have gone digital. Dubbed Digital SpyCam, is an extremely compact device, measuring just around 86 x 29 x 20 mm, at a weight of roughly 90 grams. It has been equipped with a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor (3.2-megapixel hardware resolution), which can be used for taking photos at resolutions of up to 2.560 x 1.920 pixels and shoot video clips at resolutions of up to 640 x 480 pixels.

It is also packs a LED flash module, which switches on automatically in dim light conditions, as well as a bright optical viewfinder, which also helps users whenever there's simply not enough light available (as in most spies' missions). As far as the optics go, the device has been equipped with a 4-element glass lens with IR filter glass, which provides a focal length of around 8.7-mm (corresponds to approx. 42 mm with 35 mm format), a lens aperture of 2.8 and a focus range between 1 m and infinity. With this little gadget, you can be like the spy you always dream.

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