MINOX DCC Leica M3 5MP Digital Camera
|Price:||$199.99 & FREE Shipping|
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- Miniaturized version of the famous Leica M3 from 1954 / scale 1:3
- Comes in metal tin
- All accessories included
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
|Display Size||1.5 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||100|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Included Components||Minox DCC Leica M3 Plus Classic Camera - Li-Ion|
|Item Dimensions||1.7 x 1.1 x 2.9 inches|
Read about our customers' top-rated cameras on our review page: Point-and-Shoot Cameras
Top Customer Reviews
This is not the equal of a good Canon, or other brand of point and shoot with a zoom lens, ISO adjustments, image stabilization, etc., much less a digital single lens reflex. That should be obvious. And if I were buying one camera for general snapshot or travel use, this would certainly not be it.
I think of this as a "fun" camera for someone who owns a decent general purpose camera, point and shoot, or better, film or digital. It has given me some very decent photos which I have printed easily to roughly 8" x 8". Add the cute factor, the fit in your pocket factor, the conversation piece factor, use it with an SD card, and I like it -- a lot.
You should be aware that as delivered, the battery must be charged off your computer. However, it uses a very common battery used in Nokia phones, a BL-5B, so replacement batteries are easily available and so are standard wall current chargers. I have ordered both, but have not received them. This should improve the utility.
Finally, if you believe in lens caps to protect lenses, as I do, you will find that the top of a 35 mm film container with a little tape or something to slightly reduce its diameter will work reasonably well.
But if you expect the quality of the pictures to be the same as from a similarly priced Canon... seriously, you need to have your head examined.
(Oh, and I have the flash. It works. It gives off some pretty harsh light, but if you shade it just right with your hand you can get some decent indoor pictures. The flash is a huge attachment, tho, bigger than the camera itself, kind of awkward and funny.)
The camera is a jewel, very sweet and beautiful - the pictures we did get to take turned out lovely. We were very sad to have to return it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A faithful reproduction of the 1950's Leica original miniature camera - except that it uses an SD card in lieu of film. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Dennis Green
My wife, who normally does not use a camera, loves miniature things. For that reason, we bought the Leica Minox box camera a few years ago. It soon ceased functioning. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by L. A. Walker
Bought this not really for its function but for its cuteness factor. My daughter carries this during our trips and it's just the cutest! Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Rina
ok first off dont think this is a real camera. its not a point and shoot its not a cheap leica alternative. this is a functional novelty item. Read morePublished on February 21, 2012 by Matt the Photographer
You must not have any expectation from this product near to any digital camera. It's a toy! The picture quality is below most of phone cameras even if have a 5mpx sensor. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Radu Davidescu
This is not meant to be a serious camera for serious use. It's what you would call a "toy camera", like the Hipstamatic camera from the 80's. Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by C. Costa
The MINOX DCC Leica M3 5MP is a wonderful concept. Don't purchase it expecting Canon or Lumix point and shoot characteristics. Purchase it because it's fun. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by P
Bad quality image - for the price you get someting better from other brand.
Really disapointed and very cheap camera
Sorry but I regret
I bought this camera just as a fun toy. It is not recommended if you want to buy a camera with good picture quality. Buy it as it is, a retro camera with poor image quality.Published on February 23, 2010 by Ronny Karlsen