Chobi Cam Smile is a Camera Disguised as a Smiley Pin-Back Button
Chobi Cams from Japan are known for their small size, and here’s one that’ll surely fit in their range of miniature cameras. While this one doesn’t come in the shape of a camera like the others, it still comes in a small form but disguised to look just like a smiley-face pin-back button.
The lens of the camera is hidden behind the smiley face, and specifically behind the left eye of the smiley face. Just like its peers, the small size makes it impossible to fit a digital lens and for the Chobi Cam Smile, there isn’t space for a viewfinder, which means videos taken can only be reviewed after it gets uploaded to a computer during syncing and charging.
Watch the videos of the Chobi Cam Smile in action below:
The Chobi Cam Smile can be attached to a shirt via a clip found on the back for taking pictures in resolutions up to 2048×1536 and videos in 720×480 at 30 fps. A pretty useful no–hands camera for taking videos of scenic locations as a secondary video capturing device for adding side clips in video post-production.
It accepts microSDHC cards ranging from 4-16GB and can record a continuous video with audio for 60 minutes on a 120 min charge via USB.
The Chobi Cam Smile goes for 3,980 yen each from Japanese retailer JTT Online Shop.