This is what Kodak should have manufactured.

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
That was protyped 12 years ago- died before introduction. I understand the problem was power, not enough room for a battery in the cassette along with electronics.

Silicon Film Technologies, Inc- suspended operation in 2001. If someone wanted to revisit this, new technology would make it easier. Still a hard problem.
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 12, 2010
Philly, Pa
I remember that Brian. I was hoping to use it in the M's. It's sad it never worked out but what a great idea. It would be a different world if it worked.
 

sjedwardz

New Member
Apr 12, 2012
Yep, I remember that when they were first announced years ago. Would have been great on my Olympus Om 4.

Shame it never came off.
 

Herman

The Image Stimulator
Jul 11, 2010
The Netherlands
Herman
Remove completely the backplate from the analog camera, add a new (thicker) plate which holds battery/electronics.
This must be possible imo.
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 12, 2010
Philly, Pa
What is this witchery? Why is this not a product?
There were a few things that couldn't be worked out. The most important was that there was no computer to control it. How would you control sensitivity, ISO? With film of course you load your preferred speed. That was one of the biggest obstacles. As Brian stated, power management was another biggie. So the dream vanished because they were thinking in analog terms and not really digital. They were thinking about digitizing an analog camera and not making a digital camera work like an analog camera.
 

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