Canon Releases 5DS Replicas That Are Actually USB Drives
Stylish USB drives have been becoming quite common recently. Not only do they serve as good props to keep around all the tech equipment (the Diablo 3 Soulstone/Skull combo from the Collector’s Edition comes to mind) but they also serve well for small storage needs. Canon is now the latest company to jump on this bandwagon and have introduced a new ‘mini DSLR’ USB drive.
The drive is a replica of the company’s Canon 5DS camera and is a 1:2.6 scale model when resting alongside it. At first glance it looks just like a mini DSLR that one would simply put next to other cool looking props but the lens of the replica, EF24-105mm 4/4L IS USM, can be detached and used as a USB storage drive.
The stock lens replica isn’t the only one available for sale though as Canon has also launched a replica of the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens which also serves as a USB drive and can be used on the same replica camera body so your mini DSLR can look even more unique. Both the lenses will offer 8GB of storage.
The replicas are being sold only at the Japanese online Canon store for now (but are even out of stock there) and there is no word whether they will be made in other markets or not. The bundle which includes the camera and one 24-105mm lens costs around $82 while the 70-200mm lens costs around $82 as well, buying the full bundle which includes both lenses and replica camera body costs around $164.
There is no word from Canon if it will restock the products again or not but given how quickly the replicas were sold out, they might actually do it.