This little camera doesn't have an LCD screen or a flash, and the pictures aren't that great compared to full featured digital cameras., but that's not the point of this camera. The Philips Wearable Digital Camera is all about having a tiny instant-on digital camera that's always with you and is always ready for some quick shots. We spent some time with it, and here's our review:
We picked up the Philips Wearable Digital Camera mainly to take apart and make some cool hack projects with, as its
strong and compact casing makes it ideal for that kind of thing. But as we used it more and more we discovered this is
a handy camera to keep attached to your keyring so that youíll always have with it you. With one hand and one motion
you can take pictures in some places where whipping out that 6 megapixel monster or even a cameraphone isnít
appropriate. The camera doesnít do that well in low light conditions and doesnít have a flash, so the best pictures
will likely be outdoors.
Specs on the Philips wearable digital camera
Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels
Light sensitivity: ISO 100
Still image format: JPEG
Lens aperture: F/2.8
Focus adjustment: Focus free
Min focus range: 27.6 in
Memory: 64mb or 128mb Integrated
Image storage: 400 / 800 depending on model
Viewfinder type: Optical. No LCD
Connector type: USB 1
Battery: Internal Rechargeable Lithium ion Camera battery charged through USB port.
Body material: Magnesium alloy
Dimensions: (W x D x H) 1.1 in x 0.7 in x 3.4 in
Weight: 1.1 oz
It even works on all of the Mac, PC, and even Linux boxen here at Engadget HQ.
It shows up as disk drive on a Mac or PC:
Info on the device:
Folder view after inserting the camera:
These are the pictures we took (unedited, but we did resize them from 640 x 480 to 400 x 300 to fit on this page):
You can pickup the 64MB version for $99 or the 128MB version for $117 on Amazon.