Minox has unveiled a new miniature classic digital camera under the name of Minox DCC 14.0, which features a 14-megapixel sensor.
The Germany-based camera manufacturer is very popular for releasing cameras with intriguing designs. After having announced a DCC 5.1 mini-camera, the company has now revealed a 14-megapixel version of the digital product.
Minox DCC 14-megapixel miniature camera is a tiny German ingenious masterpiece
The Minox DCC 14.0 is no longer just a replica of an older Leica camera. However, there are some similarities between the two, because the design is still inspired from German shooters pushed on the market back in the 1950s.
Even though it is very tiny, the Minox DCC 14-megapixel classic camera comes packed with amazing features. The specifications sheet includes a 14-megapixel CMOS image sensor, 2-inch LCD screen, SD memory card slot, and a hot shoe, which will allow photographers to attach a custom optical viewfinder on the camera.
The new Minox DCC 14.0 employs a 7.4mm lens, which provides a 35mm equivalent of 41mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.4. The entire camera was built as a 1:3 replica of German “ingenious masterpiece” products released more than 60 years ago.
Minox DCC 14.0 does not record HD videos, but it can hold 32GB of data
Minox added that the camera had been built on five lens elements with IR filter glass. Unfortunately, the digital product was not big enough to be able to record HD movies, but it will capture AVI films at VGA resolution.
Multimedia content will be stored on an SD card of up to 32GB. It is worth noting that the DCC is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery.
ISO sensitivity is clocked at 100 and there is no optical zoom. However, photographers will have a 4x digital zoom at their disposal.
The Minox DCC 14.0 miniature camera offers a minimum focusing distance of 50 centimeters, but no image stabilization technology, therefore users will need a steady hand when taking photos from small distances.
The digital classic camera will become available in the following weeks for a price around $200. Minox will offer two versions of the camera, one in black and the other one in silver.