Yashica broke the internet in half when it unveiled the Y35 digiFilm Camera. One side loved its innovative features while the other hated it for many reasons including its flimsy sensor and/or because it isn’t the film camera many hoped for.
Although they couldn’t turn the Y35 into a film camera, they did listen to other more realistic comments on their Kickstarter page and again did the unexpected… they updated its specs.
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The windup camera will now have a lens with an opening of f/2 from f/2.8. According to the camera maker, this update will fix the several issues with the exposure. It isn’t much but it’s a good sign that Yashica is still open to updating the Y35 digiFilm. Maybe they’ll replace that tiny sensor to a 1-inch APS-C sensor that could match the current cameras in the market today and build it with a metal body.
Aside from that, Yashica also introduced a limited edition Y35 called the ‘Silence Black,’ which is essentially a blacked-out version.
As of this writing, the Kickstarter project has now gained HK$8,514,823 (around US$1,090,000). That’s 10 times more their initial goal of HK$800,000. With that kind of backing, it does look like that Yashica have the spending power to stick in a bigger sensor if not the metal body.
Visit Yashica’s Kickstarter page for more information and updates.