Welcome to the world of Super 8 Camera dot com, the website where you can learn about the super 8mm film format and super 8 film cameras. Why? Because nothing beats the colors, depth and feel of celluloid and of course don't forget about the sound of a 8mm film projector in your living room: Curtains down, screen up and it's show time!
From the beginning of the 1980s, video has taken over. But there is a growing community (yes, even in 2022) of enthusiasts who use the 8mm format for either projecting or transferring it to digital video for post-editing their 8mm movies. Kodak even introduced a new super 8 camera, though according to their website it's still in production (and it will probably be very expensive...). If you're not familiar with analog shooting, it would be best to start with a vintage camera like a Canon 310, 514xl, 814 or one from the Nizo series. First, we'll have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of filming on 8mm.
But don't let the disadvantages hold you back, because most importantly, filming on super 8 is 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.
On my website 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
super 8mm is a great starting point to working with celluloid (analogue) film so start shooting today, you won't be disappointed :-)
If 8mm isn't big enough or you want to expand to a bigger screen and bigger audience you can consider getting 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, happy filming on celluloid!