No one is going to accuse Minox of high-end aims, but their new DC 8122 camera is pretty nice all the same. Beyond that 8.1 megapixel CCD, they've packed in a bit of image stabilization (doesn't seem to be optical), a 6x zoom, and a nifty ability to focus on objects a close as 0.8-inches away. The camera is backed by a sizable 2.8-inch LCD, and Minox has managed it all in 1.1-inches of thickness. There are a few manual controls, and the usual 32MB of built-in memory and VGA video capability. No word yet on price or availability, but here's a hint: cheap.

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