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Avatar Telescopic Spy Camera Perfect for Snooping on Neighbors

by Paul Strauss

Want to see what the guy in the apartment across the street is up to? This digital spy camera has a ridiculously long telescopic lens that lets you zoom in on the action from afar.


The Avatar digital camera has a 21x analog zoom lens which should make long-distance observation and photography a snap. While the extra-long lens isn’t exactly inconspicuous, I suppose it’s better than trying to duct tape your digicam to the back of a telescope.


It’s capable of capturing images at a 2-megapixel resolution (yawn), and in addition to the analog zoom, has a 40x digital zoom mode too. You can also shoot full-motion video at 640×480 resolution at 25fps, or at 320×240 at 30fps. When you’re not using it to capture surveillance shots, the camera also functions as a portable media player.


Normally, I’d tell you guys you could find these over at ChinaVasion, but they’re currently sold out. But with a little looking over on eBay, I was able to turn up a whole bunch for about $190 (USD). Please do not use this to videotape your neighbors without their clothes on. That would just be wrong.

[via The Design Town]

Comments (4):

  1. Stanley Bidi says:

    I like it very-very much.. looks so powerfull :)

  2. spy gear says:

    I wouldn’t be able to use this. It’s way too big. I’m sticking to my spy sunglasses.

  3. Scosta says:

    would love to purchase a spy telescope that also comes with audio which can record what it observes

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