Minimo: The Double Exposure Camera Gone Digital

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Amongst all the classic techniques we've lost thanks to digital photography, you're probably noticed the vanishing of double exposure photography the least. But a new camera, the Minimo, is a 3.2 megapixel, double exposure shooter that will help bring it back. And you won't burn so much money on film this time.


Elegantly stitching together two digital photos in Photoshop is easy enough, but actually nailing a double exposure on film is both expensive and incredibly difficult. The Minimo is a happy compromise between the two worlds. The best part about double exposure photos is the element of surprise. You never know what you're going to get, and sometimes the resulting picture is more beautiful for its flaws—more beautiful than what you would have shot intentionally.

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The Minimox Double Exposure Digi cam is smaller than the palm of your hand and weights just 1.1 oz, making it tiny enough to port around everywhere you go. The camera isn't a high-resolution beast, but its limitations are well-suited to vintage style snapshots with high color saturation. The sensitivity is permanently set at ISO 100 and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed from 1/8 to 1/5000 of a second. An added bonus, the 640 x 480 video in case your nostalgic photo excursions warrant a little impromptu movie-making as well. The camera is available now for $130. [Photojojo]



With things like in-camera HDR and panorama stitching, and the love of "retro" photo looks, I'm amazed that this has not made it over to regular cameras by now. Can't be too much of a stretch of the image processing abilities. Would be great to even see it as a part of the Magic Lantern or CHDK firmware upgrades, but not sure if this would be possible.