If you are in the market for a new video camera but would prefer something a little more retro-styled undercurrent of modern devices available on the market.
You might be interested in the Chinon Bellami HD-1 video camera that combines both retro styling and modern technology into one device offering shutter speeds of up to 1/1000 per second.
As you can see from the design of the Chinon Bellami HD-1 it has been inspired by the Super 8 camera’s of the 1960s. However the retro-styled videocamera contains a 2.1-megapixel MOS sensor, and is capability of recording footage at either 10, 15, or 30 frames per second.
Other features of the Chinon Bellami HD-1 include a large viewfinder, removable trigger handle and a D-mount for interchanging 8mm lenses. Togethwe with 2x digital zoom, 187MB memory, a 0.47in 1.44MP viewfinder and electric image stabilisation.
As well as a flash hot shoe, HDMI and USB ports, support for SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128GB. With lenses offering a Chinon 4.2mm f/1.2 6-group 7-element D-mount lens and adapters for, CS and M42 lenses are currently being developed.
Unfortunately at the current time the retro Chinon Bellami HD-1 video camera is only available to purchase in Japan for around ¥80,000 or approximately $800. Check out the video below to learn more about the features of the retro videocamera and its styling.
Source: Digital Trends