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  1. #1 One more player in video (retro design) industry? 
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    -> http://www.chinon.co.jp/bellami/



    It looks awesome! For a geek/gadget guy like me...

    Probably h624 Full HD, but if the price is right, and the quality acceptable... maybe 1inch sensor, that can be cool, to use C-mount lenses....
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    This looks tiny. Judging from the shape alone this makes me think it wants to be the super 8 to the digital bolex's S16, but I doubt the image will be anywhere near DB/BMD standards. Maybe closer to that c-mount modded GoPro? We'll see.
    Wasn't Chinon a lens brand?
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    It would be cool with a tiny camera that could accept old d-mount glass as long as the camera provides decent quality video.
    I don't mind it being h264 as long as it is well implemented and maybe have the ability to overcrank it a little.

    With the pocket camera being so cheap already, it would have to be rather cheap, or have some features that the BMCC does not have.
    I'm hoping they are aiming for a small quality camera instead of just a short lived little fashion device.
    Could be a fun little behind the scenes camera for those location shoots when you are traveling light.
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    Not that I know anything yet, but I would be surprised if the focus of this product ends up being professional quality video as it's a very small niche compared to 'consumer'. I think it will more likely be an inexpensive, but technically unimpressive alternative to smartphone video or Flip cameras (remember those?). Perhaps something like a Sanyo Xacti with replaceable lenses and a novelty retro feel. Fun, but not what we want.

    Sanyo-Xacti-CA9-Waterproof-Camcorder.jpg

    But who knows, it could be anything. I'm not a big fan of product teasers with nothing but a picture and a general vibe of "COMING SOON, NOT TELLING ANYTHING ABOUT IT BUT BELIEVE ME ITS GOING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE! PS. NOT VAPORWARE, WE SWEAR". I think Apple-style 'here's a cool new thing, available today' announcements are a more honest strategy.
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    I will be happy if its a cheap toy, and can shoot like instagram video look (8mm)... After all, this is a gadget! (for now, without knowing any specs) :P
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    Sure, it is probably just like a little Flip, but if it does have what looks like interchangeable lenses, then it would not be unlikely for it to at least have a fairly basic manual mode.
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    http://www.superheadz.com/bellami/

    8mm sensor
    interchangeable lens
    D, C Mount...


    Let's wait for more info...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telecinese View Post
    Wasn't Chinon a lens brand?
    Yes it was a lens maker. I own 2 m42 Chinons. I used to use their 28mm 2.8 all the time until I got a 24 2.8 from Vivatar and my Tokina 17 3.5.
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    And chinon was a 8mm film cameras maker too. Long time ago..
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    The Superheadz connection is interesting. They're known for low-fi, digital lomo style toy cameras.
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