L'espion Digital Camera

Honey, I shrunk the camera!

L'espion Digital Camera

Honey, I shrunk the camera!

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'Size isn't everything, it's what you do with it that counts.' Rubbish, we hear you whimper. Well, just to prove it, may we present the decidedly diminutive L'espion Digital Camera. Tinier than Tom Thumb's telly, this sleek little gizmo is so small you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a trendy car alarm blipper or even a hi-tech novelty matchbox.

In fact, unless you're a clown, MC Hammer or a size 52 waist, describing L'espion (the spy) as 'pocket-sized' would be a gross injustice. It really is that small! What's more, it features a web cam and an ingenious short video clip function; perfect for capturing those priceless moments when friends reluctantly acknowledge defeat in that never-ending battle known as 'gadget one-upmanship.' And think of the fun you'll have asking pals 'Where the coal goes?' as you point at their prehistoric, digital brick-cams.

With its similarly minuscule price tag this chic pipsqueak obviously isn't in the same league as some of the pixel-packing big boys, but who cares about techno bells and whistles when you can video a workmate getting up to mischief and hide the evidence in a matchbox. On a more practical note, you can store 20 photos in high quality mode (352x288 pixels), or an impressive 80 snaps in low-resolution mode (176x144). Actually, L'espion-ist, this all adds up to a highly desirable, incredibly affordable little wonder.

Click here for L'espion Technical Support - including the tech support phone number, the latest Software Drivers, answers to Frequently Asked Questions and the latest software drivers. Mac OS X and Windows XP drivers now available!

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Dimensions: 58mm x 40mm x 15mm. Weight: 40g. Requires 1 x AAA battery (included)

Higher quality: 20 shots @ 352 x 288 resolution
Economy: 80 shots @ 176 x 144 resolution

  • 2MB internal memory
  • 0.1 Megapixel, 16.7 million colours
  • Fixed focus lens
  • Automatic exposure
  • CMOS sensor
  • Built-in retractable optical viewfinder
  • Working Range 0.8m to infinity
  • 10 second self-timer
  • LCD control panel that indicates: High/Low resolution, Continuous shoot for short movies, self timer, number of pictures left and delete all images.
  • 16 FPS webcam mode
  • FREE carry pouch
  • FREE Ulead PhotoExpress Software
  • FREE USB cable
Minimum System Requirements
PC: 166MHz Pentium Processor or better; 32MB RAM; 10MB Minimum Hard disk Space; USB port; CD-Rom drive; Windows 98/ME/2000.
Mac: Apple iMac/G3/G4 with USB Port; 32MB RAM; CD Drive; 10MB Minimum Hard Disk Space; Mac OS8.6 or Above; Image application supporting Adobe Photoshop plug-ins; Apple Quick time for viewing video clips. Click here for MacOS X and Windows XP Drivers.

Click here for L'espion Technical Support - including the tech support phone number, the latest Software Drivers and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Or you can visit the Digital Dream technical support web page.

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Customer Reviews

Wow its a babe magnet and the pics are quite good too.
Steven Winwood - 21st May 2003
I absolutly Love this camera, and do always carry with me. I do think that the case should have had a spare battery holder as battery always dies at worst moment. Also the camera doesn't work in medium-low light levels. Otherwise a interesting camera that makes a Great talking point in the Pub. Also found a great Yahoo Group at with a Photo contest. Worth checking out! Paul G
Paul Gibson - 25th December 2002
The L'Espion is cool for 1 week, then you take it to a party and realise that it does not work much in artificial light or low light levels... but fear not... the lovely ladies don't know this & hey they are the stars of the show !... Right Susan, I want you on the bed, big smiles... more pouting & Lights, Camera ACTION !
Jim Bright - 13th December 2002
well i usually read a bunch of reviews on a product before i consider purchasing, but this item just caught my eye for the sheer size. this puppy is small peeps! its about 1 or 2 millimetres too big to fit into a standard redheads matchbox, but il find another place to umm.... mount it discreetly haha. ive had it fro three days and ive got like 400 pics on my pc already, ive just been going totally bananas with the thing.i particularly like the rapid shot burst (or whateva its called) cos im a skater and i can get the best sequences out of it. the L'espion will rapidly take 80 shots (low-res) in around 7 to 8 seconds, which equates to around 10 shots per second (in case ur mathematically inferior)so basically u can pick from all the shots n get the best combo of pics for your sequence. i got a sequence of my friend snapping his board, and theres three pics of it flexing before it broke. im totally stoked on it. and it likes getting sneaky pics of unsuspecting honeys too haha. all in all people, just GO GET ONE!!! i did and i havent let it outta my hand yet! P.S. tip: take ur laptop with u on ur skating, and hook the l'espion up on the move, the video length/memory is increased to the capacity of your hard drive space, not just the 8 seconds limit it has, while on its own. the L'espion ("the spy") im hooked :)
Loki Vonsta - 7th December 2002
It's brilliant. Don't confuse it with the expensive cameras. If you want a handy camera with you at all times, this is the one. I find it's better for scenery than people. If you want reactions from people you will get them. You'll be deafened with "I can't believe that's a camera"s. A friend called it the "Cutie cam".
Clare - 29th November 2002
I am so badly gonna buy this camera cos it looks kool and i'm gonna strap it 2 my r/c car and video jumps!!! FUN
Greg - 26th October 2002