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World’s Smallest Video Camera

worlds smallest video camera

Measuring 52 x 21 x 20 millimeters and weighing only 14g, the VTech Mini DV MD80 is indeed the world’s smallest video camera.

In the previous post, we’ve talked about the world’s smallest digital video camera. Although the MD80 isn’t HD, it can still capture high resolution, low illumination images at 2000k pixels in JPEG format and record videos at high speed with quick light response at 30 frames per second and 720 x 480 AVI video output through its 2 mega pixel camera with COMS image sensor and 80 degrees viewing angle.

The item also works as a sound recorder (activated manually or through sound) and even as a web cam. No drivers or CD installation needed; its plug and play on your Microsoft Windows computer via USB 2.0. Its memory storage space can be expandable by up to 8 GB.

Its humble plastic alloy housing shaped like a thumb makes it ideal for anyone on the go. You can easily clip on your blouse, polo shirt, pockets, and belts like a brooch, pen, or belt buckle. It’s easily operated through LED indicators and is powered by 260mA lithium batteries which last for an hour.

This video camera is all you need for unexpected video recording moments and when you want it hip and handy while on the go!

World’s Smallest Digital Video Camera

world's smallest digital video camera

Big things come in small packages so they say. That holds true for the world’s smallest digital video camera. This unbranded Mini DV literally fits the palm of your hands but captures high definition videos and pictures.

High Definition Audio, Video, and Image

This tiny 5.0 megapixel camera boasts of 2560×1920 pixels of pictures and 1280×960 video resolution in 30fps (frames per second). Its microSD slot can support up to 32GB memory. Despite being heavy weight in features, it’s very lightweight at only 15g and measures unbelievably small at 45mm x 29mm x 10mm. You can easily carry it with you while on the go. You can even attach it to a keychain!

Webcam

The item also works as a 360 or 240 resolution webcam. It’s rechargeable and lasts up to 85 minutes for video and 3 hours for sound recording or picture taking.

This amazing little camera and its high definition image and video capability can definitely beat bulky digicams in the market today.

Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100: Camera Plus Phone?

Samsung Galaxy camera gc100

Dropping by a local Samsung store within a mall stall nearby and after a short chat with a friend who works there, I came across the sleek Samsung Galaxy camera GC100. Anyone’s attention will be captured by this camera’s 21x optical zoom functionality.

Tested on actual action, the camera allows you to zoom the camera in and watch artists perform on a stage as if they’re right in front of you even if you’re situated at the far end of the stage. But other than its enormous zooming capability, the camera also boasts of other notable features. Some of which include the following:

  • 16.3 MP primary camera with 4608×3456 pixels, autofocus, pop-up Xenon flash, AF light, touch focus, and optical image stabilization
  • 1080p@30fps and 512p@120fps (frames per second) for video
  • display size of 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches HD screen, and 306 ppi pixel density (note that the higher the density, the clearer the images)
  • corning Gorilla glass 2 to protect the screen
  • Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) which lets you download apps through the Google Play store as you normally would for any other Android device
  • Super Clear LCD capacitive touch screen with 16M colors
  • 4 GB and 1 GB RAM internal memory
  • microSD expandable up to 64GB for optimal external file storage capacity
  • WiFi capability which enables the camera to connect through the Internet so you can easily upload photos and videos
  • micro SIM slot which allows you to use the camera on a mobile network for messaging (SMS, MMS, email, IM included)

Nokia 808 Pureview versus Samsung Galaxy Camera

The camera features makes it a worthy to be pitted against the 41 MP camera phone Nokia 808 Pureview. The latter can be categorized as a camera due to its high pixel camera while still remaining as a phone. But it can’t beat the Samsung Galaxy camera for its optical zoom and flash. Nor can the Symbian OS match the widely used Android operating system in general. However, the GC100 remains a camera attempting to possess phone features through messaging alone but not calling.

Conclusion

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy camera GC100 can’t be the phone/camera device you are looking for but it is to beat in terms of optical zoom capacity.