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Bellami retro digital super 8 camera
Chinon

27/03/14

Bellami retro digital super 8 camera

The expression "if it ain't broke ... etc" springs to mind here. The recent history of camera design has seen radical and rapid shifts as the fundamental mechanism by which images are captured has changed. We are currently seeing the disappearance of the reassuring mirror elements even from professional 35ml models. However, these changes of form often loose sight of the experience of holding and using the device in question. There is something undeniably sexy about  Super 8 camera's from the 60's. The Retro Bellami HD-1 digital Super 8 Camera from Japanese company Chinon eschews the relentless miniaturization and compulsive weight-loss of so much contemporary industrial design for something instantly covetable and I suspect profoundly usable. When the mere sight of a device makes your hands itch to hold it, you know something good has happened with the design.