YASHICA – digiFilm™ First Pictures and Feedback

We’ve been following the YASHICA digiFilm™ with interest over the past couple of weeks. The project has now just over one week to go and pictures have been uploaded from the first, upgraded prototype. 

We’ve been following the YASHICA digiFilm™ with interest over the past couple of weeks. The project has now just over one week to go and pictures have been uploaded from the first, upgraded prototype.

The images aren’t however full resolution. YASHICA blames this on Kickstarter limitations, but it is possible to upload images without them being automatically resized. People aren’t happy, and this is apparent when looking at today’s backing stats – they’ve lost 52 backers since the last update we shared.

Here are the images:

 

Selective comments as follows:

This project is a total scam. Why did they compare these environmental portraits taken with the “new” sensor and the so-called “4G lens” to the old pictures of objects on a desk? It is completely irrelevant and impossible to do a comparison. YaSHITca already has our money… I guess all we can do is just watch this Shit show unfold.

~ Kevin Lee

Thanks for these new samples – I’m still happy to back this campaign, but like many other backers, I think we should have access to the full size Out-of-Camera jpegs, to really convince us of the quality of what we are supporting. Can you make a download link available where we can see the full size images? We (and you) need this to confirm our support in these last few days – I’m not the only one to have noticed that a number of backers are leaving and reducing the funding available to you. Good luck

~ David Phillips

Alright, the pictures look interesting and definitely show the potential of digifilm. But I can’t get off the idea that this in the end will rather be a toy camera than a seriously taken photographers tool, hence the ‘low’ price and now the poor quality of the samples? If that’s the case, why just say so. I’d probably buy it anyway. What I see from the samples is that the tonal and dynamic range is not very thrilling and the overall quality probably not much better than a 2003 pocket camera.

~ Igor O

It looks like better quality pictures are available on YASHICA’s Intagram, although people are still understandably nervous. What are your thoughts?

Pictures courtesy of YASHICA, and can be found here with the comments.

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