By Wares February 24, 2018 Digital imaging

A round-up of the latest local and international digital imaging category news and new products.

Kodak goes back to the future with Super 8

Kodak has announced that its new KODAK Super 8 Camera will be available for purchase this year.

Kodak Announced they were developing a new version of this much loved film camera two years ago at CES and demonstrated a working prototype at CES 2017 to a warm response from film enthusiasts.

The new version adds an LCD monitor, audio record input and C-mount lens and an 11% wider gate than the original Super 8 camera.

This year Kodak will also be releasing Kodak Darkroom, a new online platform for film purchasing and processing.

Inrigo Waterproof Camera Bag

An interesting new product is the Inrigo waterproof camera bag, a start-up project from Micronovelty. Using high quality waterproof materials and an airtight zipper, Inrigo fully protects camera and gear from the outside environment. For extra assurance a Bluetooth humidity monitor alerts the owner if moisture is detected and also sends a message via smartphone if the owner walks too far from the backpack.

Olympus Pen E-Pl9 Compact System Camera

Available in March, the new Olympus PEN E-PL9 is a compact, lightweight, and easy to use high-performance interchangeable lens camera. The PEN E-PL9 is packed with a variety of features including a flip down selfie screen, Art Filter mode for more creative images, and a versatile array of interchangeable lenses. Connectivity to smartphones and social media platforms is simple and intuitive thanks to an automatic transfer. The PEN E-PL9 partners well with the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 Electronic Zoom lens.

Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Oss Aps-C Zoom Lens 

Sony has added to its E-mount lens line-up with the 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 APS-C zoom lens. This new APS-C lens features a versatile 18-135mm focal length, aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 and Optical SteadyShot stabilisation. Compact and light at only 67.2 x 88mm and 325g, it still boasts a 7.5x optical zoom and quiet, precise and fast AF from a linear motor. A unique design with one aspherical lens and two Extra-low Dispersion glass elements helps to minimise aberrations while its magnification ratio of 0.29x and minimum focus distance of 0.45m allows for close up images with bokeh background effects.

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