This miniature replica Canon IV SB rangefinder is an $80 USB stick with only 8GB of space

Nov 29, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This miniature replica Canon IV SB rangefinder is an $80 USB stick with only 8GB of space

Nov 29, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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For the Canon shooter who has everything, this could be the perfect little stocking filler this year. Assuming you love them enough to spend $80 on them. This tiny replica of the Canon IV SB rangefinder camera is actually a new Canon-exclusive USB flash drive. It measures 2.8×1.4×1.4″ and contains a mere 8GB of storage.

It’s features a mix of plastic and metal construction and is compatible with both Mac and Windows. The lens is even removable, for a little more authenticity. Of course, 8GB isn’t exactly a lot of storage space these days. I mean, if storage is your concern, you can pick up a 256GB SanDisk USB3.0 flash drive for around $50. No, this is aimed at those who just want their little souvenir to sit on the shelf and never actually be used.

If you want one, or one to buy one for a friend, as mentioned they’re $80, and they are exclusive to the Canon store.

It’s a neat little toy ornament for the die-hard Canon fan, but I think camera manufacturers are missing a trick here. If they’re going to make miniature cameras, they should at least turn them into action cameras or webcams or something. Make them actually be cameras. It’s not like the tech doesn’t exist today to make it happen.

I bet people would actually pay some decent money for them. Personally, I’d love to have myself a webcam that looks like miniature Nikon D5.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “This miniature replica Canon IV SB rangefinder is an $80 USB stick with only 8GB of space”

  1. John G Schickler Avatar
    John G Schickler

    For those with more money than brains.

  2. Cynicaleye Avatar
    Cynicaleye

    Yet another useless item.

  3. Huge Dom Avatar
    Huge Dom

    Is a joke if it was 16GB, 8GB is downright insulting for $80. At least make it a MicroSD reader with a full size USB plug, so people can load their own cards. It will be more useful that way and last for a while longer.