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Kodak Revives 8mm

Posted by: admin | News | January 19, 2016 Kodak Revives 8mm

Kodak wants to revive the Super 8mm film format, the format once synonymous with home movies, with their new camera. The camera will combine analog film the digital format, adding a flip out LCD screen rather than an optical viewfinder as well as several digital connections. The camera is estimated to be released in the fall of 2016 with an estimated price tag of between $400 and $750, and will be followed by a cheaper model in 2017.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

The first new Super 8, expected to arrive in a limited-edition version in the fall of 2016, was conceived with help from the industrial designer Yves Behar. It is likely to cost between $400 to $750, Mr. Clarke estimated. Processing the film should cost $50 to $75 a cartridge, he said.”

Specifications released by Kodak:

  • Film Gauge: Super 8 (Extended Max-8 Gauge)
  • Film Load: Kodak Cartridges with 50ft (15m)
  • Variable Speed (9, 12, 18, 24, 25 fps) all with Crystal Sync
  • Mount: C-Mount
  • Fixed Ricoh 6mm 1.2, Optional 8-48mm Zoom Lens
  • Manual Focus and Iris
  • Viewfinder: 3.5″ Display with Standard Definition Input & Swivels +/- 45 Degrees
  • Exposure Control: Built-in Light Meter for Supported Speeds of All Kodak Film Types, Manual Speed/Iris Settings
  • Integrated Battery and Charger via Standard USB Wall Adapter
  • Integrated Microphone
  • Control Panel: Via 3.5″ TFT LCD
  • Settings: Jog Wheel As User Interface
  • Price: First Limited Edition — $400 – $750, Cheap Version Coming Later