Kodak's Tremendous eight digital camera is retro in all the proper methods

Kodak's Super 8 camera is retro in all the right ways

One of many nicer surprises at this yr’s CES was Kodak’s Tremendous eight digital camera announcement. Maybe extra shocking is the truth that the corporate is not leaving the movie improvement as much as aspiring movie makers. Within the $50-$seventy five improvement value, you’ll be able to anticipate to get a movie reel and a digital copy. Fairly neat. Being the curious people that we’re right here at Engadget, I ended by Kodak’s sales space for a better take a look at the Tremendous eight prototypes.

Kodak Tremendous eight prototype digital camera Gallery | 14 Pictures

Sure, what you are seeing right here is certainly a prototype. Nevertheless, the Tremendous eight digital camera can be made right into a shopper product, and Kodak already introduced that they will ship within the second half of 2016. Whereas the mannequin I noticed was principally plastic, I perceive that the corporate is engaged on excessive-finish mannequin with a metallic body as properly. Kodak says the pricing will fall between $four hundred and $750, a niche that doubtless accounts for the a number of choices.

When it comes to aesthetics, Kodak teamed up with famend industrial designer Yves Behar on the Tremendous eight. The result’s a digital camera that carries sufficient retro flare to get your internal nostalgia engine buzzing. There are a couple of updates to satisfy the wants of recent videographers, although, together with a digital viewfinder and an SD card slot to seize audio on the similar time the footage is recorded onto movie. And sure, there is a constructed-in mic for help there as properly.

Along with the extra conventional pistol grip, there’s additionally a deal with on the highest that permits you to simply seize these photographs from the bottom. Trendy connections, together with USB and HDMI, are on board as nicely. These weren’t precisely round within the 80s.

Kodak hasn’t made Tremendous eight gear because the early 80s, however with the likes of JJ Abrams and Christoper Nolan backing the trouble, even the professionals are clamoring for a comeback. We might have to attend a number of months to check drive the brand new digital camera ourselves, however numerous us right here at Engadget HQ are itchin’ to provide it a go.

Tech blogger by day and a graphic designer by night time. He was ushered in to the gadget world by an Atari and its vices: Frogger and Grand Prix. Little did he know that this was coaching for the undefeated seasons he would string collectively in Tremendous Tecmo Bowl as a younger lad. He at present lives within the balmy southeast together with his spouse, new child son and their cocker spaniel. Oh yeah: he is additionally a Cheez-It professional.

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