Creating warm, dreamy and surprising videos, the tiny Harinezumi camera (about the size of a 110 film camera) by Superheadz was inspired by the Super 8mm silent film of the ’60s and can take 2 hours of footage (without sound) while being compact enough to carry with you just about anywhere.
Don’t feel like filming? The Harinezumi also takes color-saturated, dreamy still photos. Playback function; resolution option; self timer, auto exposure; digital screen display; viewfinder at the top; 640×480 movie size; f-8.24mm. To get your digital videos and images onto your computer, you’ll need a microSD card and card reader, not included.
Shaped like a roll of 110 film, the retro looking Digital Harinezumi is a camera built for artists. Equip with 10 creative effects and multiple exposure mode enabling creative photography on the spot. Shooting movie with the Harinezumi in 3 different frame rates to create anything from super 8 style retro videos to 1 frame per second slow motion masterpieces. The camera can take movie with sound or without giving more control on the style of the movie.
This Japanese Hedgehog (Harinezumi in English!) is the incarnation of its original version. Famous artists and musicians from all over the world have been produced amazing art from this understated little digital wonder. Artists such as Harmony Korine, Charlotte Gainsbourgh, Miranda July, Spike Jonze, Nick Waplington, Michael Stipe, Bruce LaBruce and Jens Leckman all have worked with versions of the Digital Harinezumi. This camera has already been used by Harmony Korine in his film ‘Spring Breakers’, and it was chosen to shoot the opening scene of Terrence Malick’s last film ‘To The Wonder’.
The original Harinezumi came out in Japan last March (what, you thought it was Norwegian?), sporting a whopping two megapixels and a video function that didn’t record sound. It appealed to many artsy types, however, because of its retro, grainy, color-saturated images. The Harinezumi 2 was introduced just eight months later, offering three megapixels and sound videos – although the company website makes a point of stating that the camera has a “tiny, tiny mic.” In other words, don’t worry, it’s not good sound.
Now, there’s the 2++. Its extra features include easier access to the camera’s monochrome mode (in case even inaccurate color is still too bourgeois for you), the ability to turn off the tiny, tiny mic, and the option of previewing shots on the LCD screen – yep, you couldn’t do that on the previous models.
Specs-wise, the newest camera takes photos up to 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480 movies, has an f4.0/3.0 lens, and ISO settings of 100 and 800. Surprisingly, the lens does have a macro mode, allowing users to focus down to three centimeters. Images are recorded on a MicroSD card of up to 2GB, or a MicroSDH card up to 16GB. If Superheadz really wanted to replicate the 1970s photo/film experience, users would have to wait two weeks before they could see any of those images.
Buy Here: Superheadz Digital Harinezumi