Some of you might remember 8mm film, or at least remember the film 8mm with Nicholas Cage. Thanks to the Fuuvi, makers of the USB Mini Digital Camera, 8mm is back.
In case you are wondering, the Fuuvi Bee apparatus that you see in the picture has no 8mm film in it, and it doesn’t house an iPhone or other type of smartphone. All the film is done digitally, and it has a pretty wimpy resolution of 640 x 480.
You can see what a video looks like after the jump. It also does stills at 1280 x 960, and it is noticeably smaller than an 8mm camera. There is also no sound of 8mm motors working.
I really do like the retro look of the 8mm film. It reminds me of certain scenes from Oliver Stone films. Perhaps we have lost a little something with digital film and I think that 8mm will always has artistic merit, unless it is in a film with Nicholas Cage. But hey, I see no reason to rip on Nicholas Cage, as Saturday Night Live does a good job of that.
The Fuuvi Bee is good for about 100 minutes on a full charge, but my Source does not have a price.