updated 05:30 pm EST, Mon November 13, 2006
Minox DC 1011 Carat
Wealthy amateur photographers may be interested in the Minox DC 1011 Carat. Not only is the body of the camera covered in 24-carat gold, the lens is surrounded by ten, 0.02-carat diamonds, each measuring 0.08 inches. In practical terms the 1011 has image stabilization, a 10.1MP sensor, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. Photos and video can be stored in 32MB of internal memory, or else a maximum 2GB of external memory through an SD card. Videos are recorded in VGA resolution. Binoculars.com is selling the camera for $1,699, which comes shipped in its own wooden case with accessories like a lithium-ion battery.