Modder shrinks legendary Game Boy Camera down to the size of an original GameBoy cartridge

It’s 1998, and we’re at the advent of digital photography, with the first consumer digital cameras like the Canon PowerShot Pro 70 costing north of $1,000 / £1,000. In steps the Game Boy Camera, a $50 camera cartridge that slots into your GameBoy and which, acting like a roll of film, can store up to 30 grayscale 0.1MP pictures. It’s fun, it’s different, and it’s had a cult following ever since.

Now one of those fans, who picked up the original Game Boy Camera in the early days, has set about developing modified versions, and his latest project – 25 years after the original – is the Game Boy Mini Camera

Creator Christopher Graves told us, “My motivation for this was simply a more pocketable carry – the original Game Boy Camera is pretty bulky, and I really didn’t need the selfie mode.”

Let’s take a look at what exactly is new, and what isn’t.

Game Boy Mini Camera alongside the original Game Boy Camera and a Tetris game cartridge

(Image credit: Christopher Graves)

Original soul, modern shell