Actually, to be honest, I don’t really understand this latest move. It makes a lot less sense than a new color still film, which is still relatively well-used. Super 8 is pretty rare to find, and although its low cost means anyone can try, editing is a pain. Unless you like cutting film and taping it together, you’re going to have to get a digital conversion to edit anyway, unlike easy-to-print still shots. So any benefits you get from shooting film are negated or at least dampened by that process. Still, for people still shooting and editing 8mm in the old school style, this is pretty awesome.
[via Retro Thing]