First new Super 8 camera in 20 years

Film is far from dead

It doesn't exactly qualify as a comeback, but film is far from dead . Retro Thing says Sweden's Ikonoskop is planning to introduce the first new Super 8 movie camera design the world has seen in more than 20 years.

Like its earlier 16mm sibling, the A-Cam DS8 will have interchangeable lenses and a parallel viewfinder. It also weighs a manageable 3.3 pounds, including lens, battery and up to 100 feet of film. The camera uses 16mm-wide film to capture Super 8 frames in a hybrid format, reportedly making it far more stable than the old Kodak Super 8 cartridges.

Still, this obviously a rare breed that's expensive to produce. So before it can commit to making the cameras, Ikonoskop says it needs at least 25 customers who are willing to put down a 1,000-euro deposit, or about $1,295 of the $5,442 total cost. But if you've read this far into the item, our guess is that money may be no object for this museum piece.

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