Super 16 is back with this pocket-sized cinema camera!

Octopus Cinema Octopus16
(Image credit: Octopus Cinema)

You may remember the name Octopus Cinema after it started to develop a revolutionary new semi-modular cinema camera that enabled users to swap camera sensors. That camera, now known as the Octopus 8K LF, was also unique in revealing the components of the camera and from which manufacturers each part came, enabling further modification. 

Octopus Cinema continues to push the boundaries of cinema cameras by teasing a prototype not much larger than a GoPro 12. The Octopus16 is a cinema camera designed with a nod to the visual storytelling of Super 16 film cameras, created with a Super 16 format UHD-4K CMOS sensor with a true 16-bit sensor readout. Images of the prototype have been released and the size is smaller than any of the best cine cameras on the market. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 


Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.