Never realized the SX-70 was a SLR

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by John A., Nov 28, 2010.

  1. John A.

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    Short film from 1972 about the camera and its technology:


    I wonder if it would be possible to make a digital converter for it in
    the form factor of a film cartridge. :)

    It would have to be a large sensor but needn't be too high resolution
    given the optics. I hear the "Impossible Project" is producing film
    for them. Maybe they could take on a digital "film" pack as another
    project. Probably not economically viable outside of a small niche
    market anyway.
     
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    An interesting approach. Anything seriously pursued would have to work
    with an unaltered camera, though; I've heard they are somewhat
    valuable as collector's items.
     
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    Or scan with a flatbed. At a modest 1200dpi you'd get near 14MP (if
    the surprisingly hard-to-find image size of 7.9cm x 7.9cm is correct.)
    The limit would be the human interface. Unfortunately we have not been
    able to shrink our fingers or eyes, at least not at any observable
    rate.
     
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