You can take dreamy multiple exposure digital shots just fine with a good app on your iPhone. But you’re an unapologetic toy camera fiend and one more lo-fi shooter to add to your collection can only make you happier. That’s why you’ll probably find space in your gadget stash for this Minimox Double Exposure Digi Cam.
As the name makes obvious, it’s a dedicated compact shooter whose main purpose in life is to take double exposure frames just like they used to with those old film toy cameras. Except in digital form. No image editors to mess with and no settings to dig for — just hold up the thing and press the button to snap your superimposed captures.
The Minimox Double Exposure Digi Cam is a pocket-sized camera measuring 1.5 x 2 x 1 inches and weighing no more than a roll of film, allowing it to easily squeeze into a spare pocket or even hang on a keychain. While it’s designed for double exposures with “super-saturated colors and wicked vignetting,” it can take single exposure shots and videos, too, so you can use it like a regular low-res point-and-shoot.
Camera specs include 3.2 megapixel optics, ISO fixed at 100, shutter speed of 1/8 to 1/5000, a 1-inch LCD viewfinder, focal range starting at 3 feet, a 2-second self-timer, microSD card support (up to 8GB) and a built-in rechargeable battery. It can take images with 2048 x 1536 resolution (ideal for 8 x 10 prints) and possibly crappy video at VGA quality.
Photojojo has the Minimox Double Exposure Digi Cam available for $130.