To say that the L’Espion XS is cool, is rather like saying, oh? Rowan Atkinson is mildly amusing. Its’ not, and is not meant to be, a top notch high res camera. It is however an achingly slick looking and very clever spy-camera with an infra-red and surveillance mode. When closed it looks remarkably like a slightly over-sized Zippo lighter, you simply slide it out from its case (that’s so shiny you can check your hair in it) to take your snaps.

It uses Lite-sync technology to enhance low lighting conditions, in IR mode it will take a snap when it detects body heat up to 5 metres away, and in surveillance mode you can set it up to take pics every 1, 2, 5, 10 and up to 90 minutes, and it’ll store up to six days of surveillance. You can use it as a conventional low res camera, a video camera (10 secs) and a webcam, but this little style monster is all about spying. Admittedly not may of us are international spies, but a lot of us quite fancy looking like one, and this L’Espion XS does the job beautifully.
Features:
  • VGA 0.5 Mega Pixel output
  • 25 images at 800 x 600
  • 99 images at 352 x 288
  • Metal sliding case
  • 10 seconds of movies
  • 8 MB of on-board memory featuring the “golden capacitor”, a special 30 second memory that allows you to change the camera’s batteries without losing your photo’s.
  • Uses Lite-sync technology – enhances indoor lighting in low light conditions
  • Surveillance IR sensor
  • IR mode – takes an image whenever the camera detects body heat up to 5 metres.
  • SL mode – surveillance: set the camera to take an image every 1,2 5, 10 > 90 mins,
  • can store up to 6 days of surveillance.
  • WebCam with PC
  • Self-timer
  • PC & Mac compatible
  • Flip-up view-finder
  • 7.2 x 5.3 x 2.1cm

Accessories:

  • Black carrying pouch
  • USB Cable,
  • 1xAAA ALKALINE Battery
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Software CD-ROM

Software:

  • MGI Photosuite,
  • MGI Video,
  • MGI Photovista
  • and Microsoft NetMeeting

System Requirements:

  • PC Pentium 166MHZ or better
  • Windows 98,2000, ME or XP
  • 32MB RAM
  • 20 Mb+ on HDD
  • USB Port
  • VGA Monitor
  • CD-ROM drive