CHOBICAM1: Super-Tiny Camcorder Weighs 12g

Tokyo-based accessory maker Japan Trust Technology (JTT) is known for its CHOBI CAM series of ultra-small cameras. Today JTT announced [JP] a new model, the so-called CHOBICAM1. It’s being marketed as a toy movie camera, and as you can see on the pictures, it looks like a DSLR in micro format.

The device is sized at 2.5×2.5×2.6cm, weighs a mere 12g and features a built-in mono speaker. Users can shoot video in 640×480 resolution in AVI format or pictures in 1,600×1,200 resolution (JPEGs). The device has a slot for microSD/SDHC cards (32GB max) and can be connected to your PC via USB 2.0 (Windows machines only).

JTT started selling the CHOBICAM1 in Japan today (price: $120). The company also plans to offer a set of lenses for the camera in a few days (see below).

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