Rolleiflex Mini Digicam

Rolleiflex Mini Digicam

Sonia Zjawinski
Jun 26, 2008

We want! We want! Vintage will always be in when it comes to gadgets. There's something about the way things were made back in the day that make them look and feel so much more significant. This is especially the case with digital cameras, which rarely feel like more than a box of plastic.

And that's why we're in love with Rolleiflex's mini digital camera...

This Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF 5.0 is a precisely shrunken version of the classic Rolleiflex twin reflex camera originally made in the late 20s and 30s. It features a hand crank that readies you for your next shot that's taken in the Rollei traditional style -- at the hip by peering down at a 1.1-inch TFT viewfinder with hood.

The 3-inch tall pocketcam features a 5-megapixel sensor that can capture images only four-inches away, for those sweet close-up portraits Rolleiflex's are known for. You can check out some of the great shots the original has taken at the Rolleiflex Flickr pool.

We definitely wonder if the Rolleiflex quality can transfer to digital. Do any of you have the original and want to share shots from the analog series? Do any of you have the digital?

You can buy here for $329.

Photos: Rollei

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