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Expect the Unexpected. digiFilm™ Camera by YASHICA

A project in Tokyo, Japan by YASHICA

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The Unprecedented Camera
Backers: 6935
Average Pledge Per Backer: HK$1447

Funded: HK$10,035,296 of HK$800,000
Dates: Oct 10th -> Nov 19th (41 days)
Project By: YASHICA
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Latest News

Tony and Chelsea Northrup try the digiFilm Yashica Y35 camera: A Kickstarter success but real-world flop

November 5th - via: imaging-resource.com
Last October, Yashica launched a Kickstarter project for a new digiFilm camera, the Yashica Y35. The product is weird, allowing (or rather, forcing) the user to install digital film canisters into the camera to allow you to use different digital filters. The Kickstarter was a smashing success, raising over a million dollars in very short order. (Read More)

Yashica's Faux Film Y35 Camera Raises $1.28 Million on Kickstarter

November 21st - via: petapixel.com
It seems that a lot of photography enthusiasts want to shoot a stripped down digital camera with pretend film rolls. Earlier this month, Yashica added sample photos that were actually captured by the upgraded Y35 camera with its larger aperture and sensor (Read More)

FREE extra digiFilm for Deluxe Package / Silent Black PRO / Y35 Unexpected

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Our YASHICA Kickstarter campaign is only having few days left, we are very excited getting ready moving on to the next stage. There are not enough words to express how grateful we are for all your support. Thank you for taking this amazing journey... (Read More)

UPGRADE Larger Sensor

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers and Supporters, We posted the photo samples taken by our very first upgraded working prototype yesterday. The overall feedback is so encouraging and gives us much confidence in the 2nd stretch goal. To show our appreciation, we are happy... (Read More)

Photo Samples by Upgraded Prototype (8 Nov)

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We ran a test shooting outdoors with the upgraded working prototype with a larger sensor (1/2.5”) and 4G lens (f2.0). You can notice this upgraded prototype is capable to produce not only a brighter, sharper image but also a higher image layer... (Read More)

SUPER Combo with YASHICA blue

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
SUPER Combo with YASHICA blue (USD 186)  SUPER Combo with YASHICA blue – It’s deep, letting your thought flow around. Silent with some noise but natural. Touch your heart of the utmost deepness. Blue, just as it should be.  

Price: USD186... (Read More)

Progress Report as of Nov 1, JST

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers and Supporters: This is the progress report of today. We are as excited as you for the new upgrade of the lens and sensor, we make Y35 more than ever thought!. This is a new beginning for the digiFilm world. We are currently creating a... (Read More)

Timeline for test shoot with new sensor and new lens

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers and Supporters: After working hard for several days, we have a final solution on the new sensor and the 4G F2.0 lens. We are so excited for having a test shoot by next week. And the sample photos will be posted in the update section of... (Read More)

The 2nd Stretch Goal at HK$10M - Larger Sensor Upgrade

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
   Dear Backers and Supporters,  On Oct21 we posted a survey to see which stretch goal our YASHICA fans want the most, thank you for all your enthusiastic response!  We have gathered over a thousand replies and let’s share the result of it.... (Read More)

Why and What is 4G Lens?

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
A lens as well as Sensor & Image Developer are the 3 core factors affecting the image quality delivered by a camera. Just like human eyes, a lens is the first media and the most important part that allowing the light passing through. It is a... (Read More)

Y35 Unexpected (2017 limited edition)

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
 It’s Now or Never! This limited edition celebrates the kick-off of YASHICA Unprecedented digiFlim camera Y35 in 2017! Encased in brown genuine leather and coming with a genuine leather hand strap, it is absolutely a collectable Y35 you don’t... (Read More)

Thank you, we're just achieved our 1st stretch goal

October 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers and Supporters Thank you so much for your tremendous support! We are so excited to announce that we’ve just achieved our 1st stretch goal at HK$9M. The aperture of Y35 will be upgraded from F2.8 to F2.0 with a 4G lens!!   This... (Read More)

New video of working prototype and photo samples

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear backers and supporters, We have just uploaded a new video in one continuous shot demonstrating all 4 cartridges of digifilm, and you can see we inserted an SD card into the card reader with no preloaded photo in it. We spent extra effort to make... (Read More)

Video of working prototype and photo samples

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear backers and supporters, We are really sorry for the delay in our reply, thank you for so much for all the comments and your patience! We have just uploaded 4 videos of our team taking pictures with the Y35 working prototype and those sample... (Read More)

Technical Information Update

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
According to your concerns, we have post more technical information and the procedure of our development procedure. Please check with the campaign page and you can find more informations about digiFilm. Thank you again for your support and valuable... (Read More)

New Reward, Stretch Goal and Early Bird Combo Renewal

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers and Supporters: Thank you again for your support and comments. All are valuable to us. After discussing with our team including engineer, optic expertise and designer, we are happy to inform the following updates: 1) New Reward - a new... (Read More)

Deluxe Package is sold out

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for the backers who pledge the Deluxe Package and all is sold out within few hours.  (Read More)

We didn't stop, we are working on the stretch goal now

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re 5 hours into our campaign and we’ve already funded past the HKD1.3M Incredible! Our team didn't stop to working on the stretch goal and any possibilities to enhance the camera. Please stay tuned.  (Read More)

Arigato, Thank You! Amazing!

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re just 4 hours into our campaign and the digiFilm camera is already fully funded! Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged and give us valuable comments. We will be announcing our fantastic new stretch goal soon - so stay tuned! Once... (Read More)

Ridiculous Yashica DigiFilm Camera Y35 Kickstarter Announced

October 10th - via: ephotozine.com
Yashica has announced a new digital camera that uses "DigiFilm" which you need to put in the camera to switch between different ISO speeds and camera settings. (Read More)

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