The Minox LX is a subminiature photo camera made my Minox GmbH in Germany during the last stages of the Cold War. It’s a fully electronic camera with a built-in Silicon Blue Cell (SBC) exposure meter, coupled to an electronic shutter mechanism. Like it’s predecessor, the Minox C, it is powered by a small PX-27 battery. Without the battery, the camera won’t work.

Despite the more advanced electronics however, the LX is about 10 mm shorter than the Minox C making it a more suitable for espionage use. With its outer dimensions of 110 x 27 x 15 mm it is still a lot bigger than the earlier cameras like the Minox B and the Riga.

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