I’m Back — digital back for 35mm film cameras

On the website KickStarter organized to raise funds for the release of the device I’m Back, which is a digital back for 35mm film cameras. The developer has tried to do so, the device must be compatible with many cameras of the film era. In the result, it can be mounted on Nikon F, Minolta Maxxum 7000, Olympus om10, Pentax, Praktica B200 and others.

The principle of operation I’m Back based on the fact that the image projected on the spot where once stood the film, appears on the frosted glass, which focused the digital camera on the backside. Image processing and control functions are assigned to the microcomputer Raspberry Pi.

Resolution sensor type CMOS equal to 16 MP, the camera lens is characterized by the aperture of F/2.6 and a focal length of 3 mm. the Image is saved in JPG format. Possible video resolution of up to 2880х2160 pixels and a frame rate of 24 fps. With a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels frame rate increases to 30 fps and at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels up to 60 fps. the Video is encoded according to the H. 264 standard. The maximum amount of removable media, which acts as the microSD card is 128 GB. The device is equipped with interface Wi-Fi. You can connect your smartphone as an external monitor.

The heel is equipped with a USB 2.0 port, HDMI video output and a two-inch touchscreen display. Food provides a battery capacity of 1050 mA∙h.

Digital back I’m Back is available for 175 euros in finished form or as a kit that costs much less, from 49 euros. At the time of writing news collected 13,000 euros. All the authors of the project hope to collect at least 85 000 euros. If realized, they plan to begin shipment of finished products in may 2018.

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