Digital Cameras Small Enough to Hang On Your Keychain

Digital Cameras Small Enough to Hang On Your Keychain

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Gregory Han
Apr 26, 2011

The word "pocketable" is a description used quite liberally when listing the size of digital cameras these days. Our Canon S90 model (which we've recently tragically lost) was probably the largest size we'd consider pocket-size. We use the jean test: place a digital camera inside your pocket of your most snug fitting jeans or trousers. If it feels cumbersome and the outline of the camera is too conspicuous, it's not pocket-size for you. But there's a whole world of truly pocket-friendly digital cameras out there...

SQ30m Keychain Camera: when we say keychain sized, we mean the SQ30m. Its tiny rubber coated 53mm×23mm×19mm body accepts microSD card and images at 1200 × 1280 pixels. The SQ30 is small, but it even offers 4 selectable color modes (Normal, Monochrome, Noise, Vivid), Wind, Picture or Shikaku, a nostalgic movie mode that recreates the look of 8mm film. Impressive for a $73 toy.

Fuuvi Chocolate Camera: got a choco-holic in your life with an affinity for snapping photos? The 640x480 resolution isn't going to make you next Ansel Adams (maybe Terry Richardson, with the right models), but the form factor is sure to win some oohs and ahhs amongst friends when you pull this candybar sized shooter.

Rolleiflex 24613 Mini Digi AF 5.0 Camera: This 5 megapixel digital camera mimics the Rolleiflex 2.8F, except in miniature (and quality). A 1.1" monitor allow for previewing, but don't expect amazing images. This is more of a novelty/gift for camera geeks than a dependable shooter.

Camera USB Drive: Alright, this isn't actually a digital camera, but still, it's keychain size, looks like your favourite DSLR (Ricoh, Canon, Nikon options) and could be used to store images after you finish snapping some photos with one of the models above.

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