Legendary precision and characteristic innovation.

MINOX – a German brand with a long tradition and decades of experience – is a manufacturer of optical and high quality fine mechanics precision led by the vision and values of famous German engineering culture.

1922 – the Baltic German, Walter Zapp had the idea of a camera so small that it could be hidden a hand. In 1938, the MINOX from Riga appeared on the market.

In 1948 the first MINOX subminiature camera Made in Germany was produced.

This small optical-mechanical marvel became a worldwide success even among secret services.

In 1974, the legendary MINOX 35 EL goes into production and enters history as the smallest 35 mm camera of its time. Even now as in the past the little camera with the focus on the future sets the pace for all compact cameras of the world.

Today digital cameras and binoculars carry the unmistakable characteristics of the MINOX family as well as the stylistic signature of the Volkswagen Design department – an award-winning cooperation between two tradition-rich and inventive German manufacturers.

Decades of experience in development, construction and optical calculation as well as modern production technologies and an uncompromising quality control set high standards for reliability and durability.

Today, the MINOX brand has firmly established itself in the field of hunting and sport optics with a core focus in the development and production of high-quality binoculars, night vision devices, riflescopes, as well as game and surveillance cameras.

Uncompromising in design and production, the maximum possible excellence and precision is emphasized. Utmost quality, precision, solidity and longevity – these are the achievements of German engineering and constitute the system of values for the MINOX brand.

That is MINOX. Past, present, future.


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