Camcorder the size of your finger

If you’re having trouble spying on people – perhaps your cameras are too loud or you’re just no good at it – you may want to c

If you’re having trouble spying on people – perhaps your cameras are too loud or you’re just no good at it – you may want to consider the smallest spy-cam on the market.The CAM-007 (see what they did there?) is apparently just that: a digital video camera so small it can fit snugly into a packet of cigarettes or even a packet of chewing gum. It’s a tiny 73x22x13mm but its specs are impressive: a colour CMOS imaging sensor, it takes microSD cards up to 2GB and records MPEG-4 video with sound, 15fps at a respectable-for-its-size 176x144 pixels. The 18g micro marvel has a two-hour battery life, according to retailer SCout Japan, and squeezes 19 hours of footage onto 1GB. No details on quality settings, white balance, a stills mode, shutter speeds, digital affects or a shoe-mount – but we didn’t think there would be. Just pulling your leg.Retailing for $350 (£175) from import site SCout Japan, the CAM-007 should be ideal for catching abusive traffic wardens in the act or silly squirrels in the back garden. Either’s good.EssentialsCAM-007 digital camcorderPrice: $350 (£175)On sale: Out nowContact: SCout JapanRelated stories:News: camcorder frisbee News: Panasonic’s tiny SD camcorder