Chobi Cam is the new king of miniature cameras
By Rick Martin
April 19, 2010
Not unlike the Mini-digi which we covered a few weeks back, the Chobi Cam from Japan Trust Technologies gives you the power to shoot photos and videos using a device no bigger than an eraser. Even smaller than the Mini-Digi (2.5 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches), the Chobi Cam measures a miniscule 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.5 inches and weighs only half an ounce.
Data is stored on a microSD card, which potentially gives you an enormous amount of storage capacity for a diminutive camera. Video files are stored in AVI format, and at a resolution of 1280 x 960. As for still photos, the Chobi Cam shoots at 2048 x 1536 and uses the standard jpeg file format. Surprisingly this camera can also be used as a voice recorder as well, capable of recording up to 50 minutes of audio.
The camera charges via a USB cable (included) and can be fully juiced in about 120 minutes. In addition, it comes with a regular external charger that you can plug into a regular outlet.
The price is not very large either at just over US$100 (JPY9980). For now it can be purchased via JTT's website, which is unfortunately Japanese language only. Some speciality websites like GeekStuff4U are selling the Chobi Cam, so if you absolutely must have the tiniest camera in your neighborhood you can try ordering it there.
JTT via AV Watch.