I feel like Canon does this a lot, makes cameras that don't make practical sense, and that no-one was asking for. The 1DC is like this. Why would anyone buy a sports-photographer's camera to shoot 4k video? The C series cinema cameras have a lot going for them, but it seems like Sony actually listens to film-makers lists of wants. All of it is really good for what it is, but there isn't much of it that I actually want. A camera with a 1" sensor could basically have been marketed as a digital Super 16 4k camera. Instead it has a variable aperture zoom and the sensor isn't even really super 16. Who made these decisions??
I have seen this before and yes, it's some of the best looking Super 8 out there. 50D is really amazing and so is the 4008. I also have a max 8 converted model from Pro8mm and it was a fantastic investment for my work. I am so excited that Kodak's new initiatives are going to allow me to shoot it more. As for the resistance I'm reading to Super 8, what the hell is it to you? I choose to do my work on Super 8 because it's a unique format that inspires a certain amount of nostalgia and style. There is no part of my decision making that thinks it'll have an image quality advantage over a digital camera, and anyone making that claim doesn't know what they're talking about. Furthermore anyone saying I should NOT shoot super 8 because RED cameras exist is similarly stupid. Super 8 is unique, and is either impossible or incredibly difficult to emulate (I have not been successful, and I don't see the point of going through all the work when it's not that expensive to shoot the real thing). If you are trying to achieve a Vista Vision look, no, do not shoot Super 8. However if you're going for something more organic, grainy, unpolished, Super 8 is a great choice. If you still don't get it, go bother someone else.