Would you pay $2500 for a Super 8 camera? An odd question to ask now, as the glory days of Super 8 format are long gone. But some still pine for what the format can deliver visually, while long-term relevance is still film’s strong card.
But how feasible is shooting in a format that still need to be developed and transferred? On top of those questions, the website No Film School reports that Kodak’s reintroduction of a Super 8 camera has come in costlier than expected. Announced originally at CES 2016, the camera was pegged then at a top price of perhaps $700, not some 3x that estimate.
Given an up to date look by noted Swiss industrial designer Yves Behar, the camera features a digital screen, a wider gate than traditional S8 film, and onboard audio, that “may justify the price” according to the article.
Read more at No Film School by clicking this link.
Published on January 19, 2018