Meet 'Mame Cam', the World's Smallest Micro Replica DSLR Camera

Think bulky, heavy DSLR cameras are a pain in the neck? You're right, they are – especially when that leather strap digs into your cervical vertebrae like Godzilla's dental floss.

Now Japanese gadget guru Thanko has got something weary photographers will be thankful for: Mame Cam, the world's smallest micro replica DSLR camera!

For a camera so small, Mame Cam (“mame” is Japanese for “bean”) is big on functionality. How do these specs grab you?

  • 2 Megapixel sensor
  • Monaural audio input
  • Up to 640x480 pixel resolution Xvid or AVI recorded files
  • Up to 1600x1200 pixel resolution JPEG file photos
  • Frame rate up to 30 fps
  • Approximately one hour charging time
  • Approximately 36 minutes recording time (continuous recording)

Mame Cam measures just 30 x 27 x 27 mm (just over 1 cubic inch) and weighs only 11 grams (0.393 oz). It includes a USB cable you can connect to your laptop or desktop PC for charging. Other accessories included in the US$145 price are a lens cap, keychain, neck strap and a Japanese language instruction manual.

Mame Cam will accept MicroSD cards up to 32 GB in size though you'll have to source that on your own. You can order your Mame Cam direct from White Rabbit Express, a convenient choice for English speakers. Say cheese and smile... just a little!