This is what Kodak should have manufactured.

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Michael Penn, May 6, 2012.

  1. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

    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.
  2. Streetshooter

    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.
  3. sjedwardz

    sjedwardz New to SC

    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.
  4. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    What is this witchery? Why is this not a product?
  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

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

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    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.
  7. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England