Monday, May 28, 2018 | Last Update : 10:30 AM IST
Sold as a limited edition novelty product, the camera is essentially an 8GB flash drive.
If you are in the market for a full-fledged camera, then one of your shortlisted camera models has to be a Canon model. After all, they are one of the best DSLR camera manufacturers in the world along with Nikon, Sony, Fuji and Pentax amongst others. And it looks like to show just how good they are at imaging solutions, they have come up with a miniature retro-designed camera. But look closely though and it’s a different story altogether.
What you actually see in the picture is a USB flash drive designed to look like a retro rangefinder camera — particularly the Canon IV SB rangefinder camera from the 1950’s. The flash drive has a storage capacity of 8GB — an amount of space that cannot be termed as plentiful but will be enough to keep certain photos and documents.
What blows our mind away is the immaculate attention to detail. It looks every bit a vintage camera, right from its faux lens housing to the fake buttons. Even the markings from the original model have been retained on the flash drive. This is why Canon warns on their Australian website that you shouldn’t mistake this as a functioning rangefinder.
If you want to carry your data in this retro-looking flash drive, then Canon will ask for a sum of $80 (approximately Rs 5,000) from its Australian online store. But what you are getting for a high-priced flash drive is the ability to turn heads whenever you are plugging it in your laptop.