somewhere along the line of video camera development, electronics makers went from a convenient trigger and pistol grip design to a less than convenient rectangular or side grip form factor that almost without fail, requires two hands to operate. weird, we would say, cos’ we thought pistol grip is a more comfortable grip option. anyways, if you are on the same page as us, then we think the Chinon Bellami HD-1 Video Camera might tickles your fancy. returning to the video camera arena after a long two-decade hiatus, Chinon wants you to relive videography like it was before, but with the introduction of modern technologies, naturally.
sporting a retro die-cast body which comes complete with a trigger-style recording button and the familiar pistol grip, the Bellami HD-1 features a 2.1MP sensor, 12x digital zoom, white balance control, adjustable shutter speed, microSD card slot, HDMI output, Full HD video recording, ISO that stretches up to 12,800, and a D mount system that will accept a variety of lenses. the Chinon Bellami HD-1 Video Camera is available now in Japan for 82,250 Yen (roughly about US$800). however, it is not known if Chinon will be moving into the global market at this point.