Welcome to "super 8 camera", the website where you can learn about the super 8mm film format and super 8 cameras. Why? Because nothing beats the colors, depth and feel of celluloid and of course don't forget about the sound of a film projector in your living room! Curtains down, screen up and there you go!

Super-8 vs video

Nowadays, video has taken over, but there are still many enthusiasts who use the super 8mm format for either projecting or transferring it to digital video for editing films.

Pros

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But most importantly... it's fun! Besides, in the digital world, many film makers attempt to make video look like film and the fake 'film look' is not always accepted. Since super 8 is genuine film, it already has this film look by nature! Easy does it.

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Here you'll find lots of info on super8 8mm. and a little about 16mm. movie making. All major super 8 camera manufacturers like Nizo, Canon, Beaulieu will be discussed, find the newest super 8 film stock, guides how to develop your own film, learn more about different types of cameras and much more.

super 8mm is a great starting point to working with celluloid (analogue) film so start shooting today, you won't be disappointed :-)!

What is a super 8 camera?

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Super 8 cameras were introduced in 1965 by Kodak for their new film format super 8mm, which replaced the regular-8mm (also double-8 or standard-8) film format which Kodak released in 1932. Most super 8 cameras readily available nowadays are used ones from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s! So be careful if you buy one, be it a Nizo, Canon, Nikon or Beaulieu, make sure everything is tip top!

16mm and 35mm

If 8mm isn't big enough or want to expand to a bigger screen and bigger audience you can consider buying a 16mm camera or if you want to really let your artistic side show through, use a 35mm. camera, for example the LomoKino! Whatever you choose, enjoy filming!

Krasnogorsk 16mm cameraLomo Kino 35mm