In an unusual announcement at the CES Show in the States, Kodak are reviving the Super 8 format. They say there is a demand, and a new camera will feature an electronic viewfinder, and the film will be processed to provide a digital version on disk. Aimed at Students etc, who appreciate the simpler editing, according to research. The camera appears to record digital as well, having an SD card slot, and a USB socket.
They say the cost of film processing would be about $60-$75, which is pretty steep.
In the announcement was also a piece about 35mm and 70mm colour film stock for the film industry uses in Hollywood. They say there is enough demand to keep one film production line going in Kodak's own plant.
Apparently, from Kodak's own site, the film is to be sold process paid, the $60 to $75 covers the film, processing, and a digital copy that is held on a Kodak server, and can be downloaded via password from them, which is in the film package. There is no copy on Disk, just the cloud.
There is no explanation of the USB port or the SD card slot.
The technology is described as developed by Kodak, and produced by World leading Partners......in other words Chinese made. The first cameras are described as "Limited Edition", and there will be a follow on cheaper version later in 2016.
What a pity that Kodak dumped Kodachrome, which being unique would suit a retro product market.