Minox DCC 14.0 digital classic camera


When it comes to digital cameras, most of us would think of the usual suspects, them established names such as Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fujifilm, Sony, and perhaps even Samsung, but how many of you would figure out just where Minox would fit into the picture? Minox has come up with their latest model, the Minox DCC 14.0 digital classic camera that seemed to have gone through a shrink ray of sorts. This particularly small camera has been created to a scale of 1:3, allowing it to fit in the palm of your hand. As its name suggests, this bad boy will come with a 14-megapixel sensor, in addition to a fixed lens and an optical viewfinder.

However, if you decide to bring home the Minox DCC 14.0 digital classic camera for yourself, you should not have too high expectations of it, especially when it comes to its image quality. Forget about it being able to rival higher-end (and considerably larger) retro-shooters including the Fujifilm X100S. Checking out the Minox DCC 14.0 for the first time, it looks more than decent, where it comes complete with nice touches including a chrome-plated brass lens cap as well as a metal plug-on optical viewfinder. The Minox DCC 14.0, however, is more of a collector’s toy compared to being a serious photographic tool for obvious reasons.

There will not be the 14-megapixel CMOS image sensor as stated, but the F2.4 7.4mm lens that comes with it will offer a focal length equivalent that is approximately 45mm in 35mm format. When one figures that out, it is somewhat akin to a 1/2.5-inch sensor (5.76 x 4.29 mm), which is similar to the one deployed in a budget compact point-and-shoot. Makes perfect sense after all, as this is basically what the Minox DCC 14.0 digital classic camera is all about, although it comes in an extremely fantastic looking package.

Capable of capturing photos in 640 x 480 resolution, storing them onto an SD memory card, and has a 4x digital zoom, a minimum focusing distance of 50 cm (20 inches) and a two-inch LCD right at the back, you will be able to bring home the Minox DCC 14.0 in a choice of either black or silver colors at $240 a pop.

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SharkTrep Says: March 31, 2013 at 7:34 pm

The camera has the classic style design. I don’t know if it is a consumer delight.

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