Watch the first footage from Kodak's reborn Super 8 film camera

From Engadget - January 16, 2018

The Yves Behar-designed camera, which will cost between $2,500 and $3,000, has a 3.5-inch LCD, variable speed control and C-mount lens support. However, it was first revealed at CES 2016, and CES 2018 has now come and gone. During a discussion at the Las Vegas show this year, Kodak's Holger Schwaerzel and Steve Parsons explained that the delay is partly because the technology behind film cameras has largely been forgotten at Kodak.

"Our biggest challenge has been rebuilding the engineering knowledge that's been lost over the last few decades since the last Super 8 cameras were produced in volume," said Parsons. "Our design engineers have had to re-learn lessons that at one time were common, accumulated knowledge in the industry, so there's been some trial and error as we have gone through that process."

Kodak promised that the Super 8 camera will be as easy to use as a DSLR, and unveiled a new online platform for film development called the Kodak Darkroom. That will let you purchase the film, processing and shipping all at once. You then just need to send it off, and Kodak will process and scan the film digitally, then upload the scans to Darkroom so you do not have to wait to get the physical media back.


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