The Yashica DigiFilm Y35 Camera | Yashica’s New Camera Is Nothing Like We Would’ve Guessed



Yashica wasn’t kidding once they stated of their teaser posts to ‘anticipate the sudden’, as a result of I don’t assume in one million years that anybody would’ve figured that what Yashica had dreamt up was what they’ve introduced immediately.

A number of months again Yashica teased that the long-lasting firm was creating one thing new, and if it was to be a digital camera then it might be the primary new digital camera from the model in many years. The prospect alone was thrilling, and for these acquainted with the model and the present market, it appeared simply concerning the good time. We’ve seen a triumphant return of extra guide cameras, even simply by type, and retro every part seems prefer it’s not going away anytime quickly. However what Yashica has delivered is in contrast to anything we’ve seen.

It’s referred to as the digiFilm Y35 Digital camera modeled after the Yashica Electro 35, and it’s a diminutive digital digital camera with some guide controls, however actually operates on a system of digital ‘movies’. The movies come within the type of small cartitridges within the form of movie, and upon inserting them into the digital camera, units sure parameters of capturing, and units a specific look. Some with extra grain, some b&w, some with retro colour, and a few with a unique format, and a few higher for low mild. And if you need the totally different seems you do want to make use of the varied cartridges, as a result of there’s no different solution to choose the settings.

“We develop totally different “digiFilm” with its distinctive type and distinct impact. Designed for prime quality photographs of various type comparable to ISO 1600 Excessive Velocity, ISO 400 Black & White, 120 format of 6×6 pictures and ISO 200 Extremely Fantastic. What’s extra…? Lot of various digiFilms are coming to offer photographers extra alternatives to experiment and create lovely photographs in several types.”

There are, nevertheless, some controls, such because the wind of the ‘movie’ to progress to the subsequent shot, and shutter velocity settings from 1s, to 1/30, 1/60, 1/250, and 1/500s just like the Electro 35.

“It encompasses a glass lens for tremendous sharp photographs, a complicated automated mode that makes positive each shot is completely uncovered with an aperture of two.eight in addition to lot of artistic digiFilm.”

The digital camera includes a 1/three.2 inch CMOS sensor and outputs 14MP, has a hard and fast focal size lens of 35mm with a hard and fast aperture of f/2.eight, makes use of SD card storage (wifi card suitable), has a Micro USB port for switch, and makes use of 2 AA batteries for energy. It’s additionally extraordinarily small, and is available in at round $150.


That is definitely a peculiar transfer by Yashica, and little question many may have been build up their hopes for a Yashica to rival the present slew of retro-styled cameras from Fuji, notably the X100 collection, however that looks like flawed considering to me. Wishing for one thing is ok, however add a dose of actuality and also you’d see that an organization like Yashica has no cash to talk of, (working by way of Kickstarter is proof sufficient of that), and it takes quite a bit to make one thing just like the X100.

What they appear to have made as an alternative, is one thing of a gimmick, sure, however one thing enjoyable. One thing that isn’t meant to be taken too significantly, but in addition one thing that those that ‘get’ what makes movie satisfying, will perceive. It’s making an attempt to convey that really feel and means of movie into one thing informal. It locations the all of the restrictions of movie besides the event and movie buy prices, and that’s an intriguing concept.

As my colleague Marlon prompt, it will be enjoyable in the event that they partnered with a low value print home that you might simply ship the cardboard to they usually’d print it out for you.

See, what plenty of digital shooters don’t perceive about movie is that the enjoyment of capturing movie isn’t simply in that it seems totally different, however the course of. Digital shooters are all the time making an attempt to recreate the look and once they have determine there’s no want for movie, however they’ve misplaced the plot, as a result of there’s extra to capturing movie than that. There’s actually having fun with the method; the movie choice, working inside its boundaries, manipulating it by say capturing 400 velocity and choosing it at 1600 and pushing in improvement. Movie shooters are likely to benefit from the tempo, the thought, and the reward of the trials that you simply don’t have with the moment gratification of digital. The Y35 might deliver a few of that.

In fact that shall be moot if the standard is admittedly poor, however with a hard and fast 35 there’s an opportunity it’s respectable. Respectable sufficient in the best way your telephone is respectable sufficient anyway. And the movie simulation has to look good.

It isn't, nevertheless, with out fault. Not having Wifi or Bluetooth connectivity is a little bit of a mistake, as a result of this might be embraced by the cellular shooter and usually we would like that ease of switch immediately. Additionally, having somewhat flash on there would’ve been nice. I imply, you kind of think about that is the type of digital camera somebody would seize on an off-the-cuff night time out and need to shoot and a flash would come in useful. Will they bring about one out as an adjunct? Perhaps, however that might be a misstep as a result of it complicates one thing meant to be easy.

Why doesn’t it have this? Unsure, however in case you take a look at the timeline they supply it virtually looks like they rushed it. there was not even two months from seed concept to completed mechanical design.

Anyway, it’s arduous to cross judgement with out truly having used it, and for that we’ll have to attend.

You'll be able to take a look at the Kickstarter here (which has already handed it’s objective).