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Digital Harinezumi – Super 8 meets VGA

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The Digital Harinezumi is a faux Super 8 digital video camera shaped like a 110 film canister. At its heart is a 2 Megapixel CMOS sensor that will capture both 1600×1200 stills and VGA quality movies and record them onto a microSD card.

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Because it’s emulating Super 8 the camera has built-in filters which produce the same saturated, vignetted effect of Super 8 and it even has the same juddering motion produced by the film gate. For real authenticity the LCD viewfinder is disabled so you have to frame your photo/videography by eye with the idea being to create wonderful and happy mistakes. The ISO is also limited to the range 100-800. None of this 102400 ISO, high definition video rubbish. Ahh, for the simple life, but alas not the cheap life, US$169.99 from AudioCubes.

Sometimes we want to indulge ourselves in a dreamy fiction. Dreams are a different representation of our daily happenings; likewise, we want to mix our reality this dreamy effect through the Digital Harinezumi. The Digital Harinezumi represents the reality that we want for us.

Tags: gadget, retro, digital+harinezumi, digital+super8

Dan Ferris is the Red Ferret’s Oceanic correspondent and Associate Editor based in Sydney, Australia. Despite not knowing Russell Crowe or Nicole Kidman, Dan has risen above adversity and now scours the world for interesting tidbits to write about. He spends far too much time photographing stuff and tinkering with computers.

Dan – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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