J.J. Abrams must be thrilled.
One of the particular trends we’ve noticed at CES 2016 is the revival of old products that were previously obsolete. Much like the Technics SL-1200 turntable, the Super 8 camera may also see some new light thanks to Kodak.
The popular handheld video camera was the ultimate tool for early filmmakers, and was even a personal favorite of Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams (he even made a film – Super 8 – based on his love for the platform).
The one Super 8 camera from Kodak will set you back $400, and still comes in the retro design that made it famous years back.
While the Super 8 still records on film, the new device has been updated to meet the modern filmmaker’s requirements, including an HDMI connection, an SD card slot and USB.
Koadk is planning to release the Super 8 camera in the second half of 2016.