Exemode's SQ28m fits on keychain, takes glorious lo-fi movies

Petite block-shaped shooter fits on a keychain, and takes videos reminiscent of 8mm films.

Leonard Goh

Exemode SQ28m
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What's small, fits on a keychain, and takes videos reminiscent of 8mm films? Technically, the Digital Harinezumi is able to do all these things, but Exemode's new compact toy digital camera takes it further.

Available in red or blue, the SQ28m is a petite block-shaped shooter that weighs just three-quarters of an ounce. It houses a 1.9-megapixel image sensor, 64MB onboard memory (with support for microSD cards of up to 2GB) and a 39.5mm fixed focal length lens. Four color modes are available to make your shots more retro, but what really impressed us is the video quality.

At 320x240 pixels, clips from the Exemode snapper are hardly high definition. But that's the charm. Filmed at 8 frames per second (fps) without audio, the movies have a beautiful nostalgic look to them. Just check out the video below.

Interested buyers will have to wait though, because the SQ28m, priced at $68, is currently out of stock at at least one online store.

(Source: Crave Asia via Engadget)