It’s the time of year when people look back as well as forward, when memories of events come up to haunt or enchant. And one of the best ways to capture these moments is with a paper and pencil. Or perhaps not. Maybe a small video camera would be easier, right? None of the smudging and mess. And why not take it one step further and carry around your very own retro footage maker, to give your memories instant historical appeal?
The Fuuvi Bee 8mm Digital Camera is a cute little video camera with a difference. It produces video which features a retro sepia tone, which instantly gives it that historical ‘must be important‘ feel. The results are not far away from the charmingly ubiquitous Instagram photos which pop up everywhere, so if you enjoy that stuff, you’ll like this.
Of course the main reason they produce gadgets like this is to mask inferior camera technology. Retro sepia can look as grainy and grotty as you like, so your camera can get away with being pretty low spec. Win-Win. And so it is here really, since the camera sports a mere 1.3 megapixel sensor. Don’t expect any HD video with this baby.
The camera outputs AVI video with ‘muffled‘ sound and JPG stills, can store up to 100 minutes of video and keeps the footage on an internal microSD card (up to 16GB). Priced at $106.00.