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The world’s smallest camera

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August 20, 2007

Misumi claims its MO-R803 is the world's smallest camera, at 4.4mm x 15mm.

Misumi claims its MO-R803 is the world's smallest camera, at 4.4mm x 15mm.

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August 20, 2007 Having already successfully built covert spy cameras into sunglasses, earphones, clothes buttons and screw heads, Taiwanese electronics corporation Misumi has just released what it claims is the smallest camera ever, a tiny cylinder measuring only 4.4mm in diameter and 15mm in length, capable of 320x240 pixel QVGA capture. Featuring a 1/18” colour CMOS camera chip (the smallest currently available), Misumi’s MO-R803 is a “snake camera” on a bendable wire. It’s available with two different lenses – one with a 55 degree field of vision, the other a wide-angle boasting 105 degrees.

Featuring a 1/18” colour CMOS camera chip (the smallest currently available), Misumi’s MO-R803 is a “snake camera” on a bendable wire. It’s available with two different lenses – one with a 55 degree field of vision, the other a wide-angle boasting 105 degrees.

Its tiny eye being less than half a centimetre in diameter, the MO-R803 will get into a lot of hard-to-reach places, making it a useful medical tool, a very handy pipeline inspection device, a nifty spy and surveillance toy, and sadly of course, in this day and age, a pervert’s delight.

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