For over a century, Kodak has designed cameras that inspire people everywhere to create.
I don’t think I have been this excited since I saw Impossible were releasing a new instant film camera. Never would I have thought the once bankrupt Kodak would bring back Super 8! It is 50 years since Kodak started manufacturing Super 8 film, and later this year you will be able to get your hands on a brand new Super 8 camera with 21st Century features.
A lot of people are put off by the fact that managing analogue file is a massive hassle. But now shooting Analogue has never been so easy. When you purchase film you will be buying the film, processing and digital transfer. The lab will send you your developed film back and email you a password to retrieve your digital scans from the cloud so you can edit and share in any way you choose.
Kodak have really taken this old format in to the Digital age with some revolutionary features for a Super 8 film Camera:
- Integrated Audio – An integrated microphone is a true innovation for a Super 8 Camera.
- Digital Viewfinder – The first Super 8 camera to feature a digital viewfinder. The viewfinder has also been designed to allow creators to take full advantage of the new top handle design.
- Digital Connectivity – This film camera connects to an ecosystem of other devices to make it easy to create, share and archive.
- High End Material – Quality in design-as well as fabrication-is an important aspect of these new cameras. Each camera will be made of machined metal finished in midnight black and bone china.
The result of this collaboration is the first in the next generation of film cameras for a new generation of creators.
SUPER 8 ( EXTENDED MAX-8 GATE )
KODAK CARTRIDGES WITH 50 FT (15 M)
VARIABLE SPEEDS (9, 12, 18, 24, 25 FPS) ALL WITH CRYSTAL SYNC
FIXED / 6 MM, 1:1.2 – RICOH LENS (OPTIONAL ZOOM 6-48 MM LENS )
FOCUS / APERTURE
MANUAL FOCUS & IRIS
3.5″ DISPLAY THAT HAS A STANDARD DEFINITION VIDEO INPUT AND SUPPORTS SWIVEL +/- 45 DEGREES
CARTRIDGE DETECTION (SPEED NOTCH)
BUILT-IN LIGHT METER FOR SUPPORTED SPEEDS OF ALL KODAK FILM TYPES
MANUAL SPEED / MANUAL IRIS SETTING
BATTERY & CHARGER
INTEGRATED BATTERY AND CHARGER VIA STANDARD USB WALL ADAPTER
CONTROL PANEL / SETTINGS
CONTROL PANEL VIA VIEWFINDER 3,5″ TFT LCD
VIA JOG WHEEL AS USER INTERFACE
There are some moments that digital just can’t deliver, because it doesn’t have the incomparable depth and beauty of film. These moments inspired Kodak to design a new generation of film cameras.
So how do I get one I hear you scream?! Well you will need to wait until later on this year for the camera to be release. Also there is no pricing on the camera What we do know is how much the film is and that is not cheap. You can pick up a 50ft real of film for $25. Now I hear you say. WOW 50ft that’s LONG. Well no it isn’t, that 25ft long reel of film will shoot you a grand total of 2 minutes and 30 seconds when shot at 24 frames per second!! So this might be one for the overpaid kickstarter execs I am afraid.
Super 8 @ Kodak