Kodak Super 8 Ektasound 130 cine camera, 1973.
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The Kodak Super 8 Ektasound 130 was the first camera designed to simultaneously record sound with pictures using magnetically-striped Super 8 Ektachrome film. The introduction of the Super 8 format offering lip-synchronised dialogue opened up the world of sound for the home movie-maker. The only disadvantage was that the microphone often picked up the sound of the camera mechanism. The camera is fitted with an f11.29mm lens and a direct vision optical finder. Exposure is set automatically.