Shoot your own home movies on Kodak's latest Super 8 camera
Forget Snapchat. The modern-day remake of this classic camera takes us back to the golden days of filmmaking
At this year's CES convention, we've seen ultra thin OLED TVs, glass light bulbs that double up as speakers, and more drones than you can shake a stick at. While the tech giants are busy outdoing each other with state-of-the-art gadgets, Kodak has charmingly bucked the trend by reviving a cult favourite — their classic Super 8 camera.
For the first time since 1982, Kodak has collaborated with industrial designer Yves Behar to roll out a prototype of the film-digital hybrid camera. When it comes to the look and feel of the camera, nostalgia reigns.
Its angular body and protruding lens all hark back to the Super 8's early design, but the 21st century remake of the camera includes nifty features for the modern videographer. Think a fold-out digital viewfinder, built-in mic, and SD card slot to capture audio.
The introduction of a handle on the top of the camera allows you to capture shots from the ground, something you couldn't have done before with the traditional pistol grip (as seen above). In keeping with the analog touches, Super 8 film — each containing about three minutes of shooting time — will be used in conjuction with the camera.
The Kodak Super 8 camera is slated for launch in the later part of 2016. For more information, click here.