Quoted directly from this URL from a user in Nikonian.org... It sounds exciting for people who have already advanced film slr.
As I said before, I left a phone message to get more information on Silicon Film. Well today I got a return call. It was from John Lichter, President & CEO of Silicon Film & Quest Mfg. He stated that Silicon Film (formerly known a E-film) is not vaporware. His company (a former vendor) recently acquired the product and is currently in the process of redesigning and testing it. It has since been improved:
There will be 2 (possibly 3) verions available:
- 4.2 mp version (2480 x 1684 - 30mm x 20mm frame)
- 10 mp version (3875 x 2625 - 32mm x 22mm frame)
- a monochrome version (not greyscale converted - special for you B&W lovers)
There will be some new featues Included with the ImagePak:
- multiple out files (4 at present)
- Support for MOST 35mm SLRs
- Color viewer (with preview, histogram, zoom functions)
- Image storage via CF I/II or microdrive
- ISO 200 nominal (100 - 800 programmable - possibly 1600!)
and the biggy...
- FULL 35mm FRAME CAPTURE No crop factor!
The selling price... $599 USD
They are currently looking for investors and (if all goes well) plan to release it in the first half of 2003. An article can be found in the Sept 17, 2002 issue of PC Magazine.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit there website for updates at http://siliconfilm.com
Needless to say, I have already offered to be a beta tester!