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The subminiature camera is an ultra-compact and portable still camera, primarily used for espionage and surveillance purposes. The British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6) utilized such devices, manufactured by their research and development division, Q-Branch. They first appeared in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and were subsequently seen in Moonraker (1979), and the video-games GoldenEye 007 (1997), The World Is Not Enough (2000), and Nightfire (2002).


On Her Majesty's Secret Service (film)

Moonraker (film)

Alternate continuities

GoldenEye 007 (1997 game)

The World Is Not Enough (video game)

With the prevalence of modern all-in-one technology, the spy role of the humble subminiature camera was eventually merged with that of the smartphone for future 007 titles.


See also

  • Ring camera