If you’re looking for a small — and we mean really small — digital camera, a device called the L’espion Digital Camera is about as small as it gets. It measures just 58 mm x 40mm x 15mm and weighs just 40 grams.
You’re not going to buy it for portrait photography. But the 0.1 megapixel L’espion Digital Camera can store 20 photos in “high quality ” mode (352×288 pixels) or 80 shots in “low-resolution” mode (176×144). It has 2MB of internal memory, a fixed focus lens, automatic exposure, CMOS sensor, built-in retractable optical viewfinder, 10-second self-timer, a working range of 0.8m to infinity and an LCD control panel.
To use with a Mac you need a Power Mac G3 or G4 with USB Port (that’s how you connect the camera), 32MB of RAM, 10MB of available hard disk space, and Mac OS 8.6 or higher. It uses QuickTime for viewing video clips.
The only place we’ve seen the L’espion Digital Camera on sale is at
Firebox, a UK-based site for the “latest hot stuff.” The price is listed at £39.95 and includes a free carry pouch and USB cable. (Thanks to MacCentral reader Mikael Jansson for the heads-up on this item.)