New on Kickstarter: “I’m Back Film” adds 20MP digital film cartridge to Leica film cameras

The “I’m Back” digital back project has been going on for years and it’s still being updated:

The latest “I’m Back Film” version adds a 20MP digital film cartridge to Leica film cameras and is now listed for funding on Kickstarter (fully funded in just 17 minutes):

Here are the “I’m Back Film” technical specifications:

  • Processor: NT9853X
  • Sensor: Sony IMX 269 Micro 4/3 – 20mpx
  • LCD: 1.5 inches
  • Display: 240RGB320 LCD
  • Video format: 4K 38402160/60FPS – 4K 38402160/30FPS
  • Video format: MP4
  • Photo resolution: 20MP
  • Photo format: RAW, JPEG in color, B&W presets, Kodachrome® presets, Fujifilm® presets
  • Voice Commander
  • Memory: SD Class 1 Max 256G
  • Microphone: Internal microphone and external connectivity output.
  • Speaker: Built-in
  • Frequency: 50Hz/60Hz
  • Power interface 7.4V – 1A
  • Battery: 7.4v lithium battery
  • Type C – HDMI – TF card
  • WiFi connection for transferring data to your Smartphones/tablets and for live-view pictures and videos
  • System requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows7, MAC OSX 10.3.6 and above

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Additional information:

What is “I’m Back Film”?

“I’m Back Film” is an innovative, low-cost device that is set to revolutionize the world of photography. It is a digital film roll that allows photographers to give a second life to their old analog cameras. This device incorporates a 20-megapixel Sony Micro 4/3 digital sensor, delivering exceptional image quality.

How Does It Work?

The operation of “I’m Back Film” is both simple and ingenious. The sensor is placed in the film roll’s location of the analog camera, instantly transforming the camera into a powerful digital machine. The sensor captures high-resolution images that are stored on SD memory cards. It is equipped with WiFi connectivity, making it easy to connect to your smartphone and, consequently, post photos on social networks. It’s a perfect way to combine the nostalgia of analog with the convenience of digital technology.

Why is it Important?

Currently, the world of photography has mainly seen new lens releases and improvements to existing digital cameras. However, “I’m Back Film” offers something truly unique. It allows photographers to revisit their old analog cameras, many of which are gathering dust on shelves. This not only opens up new creative possibilities but also helps preserve the history of photography.

Furthermore, “I’m Back Film” arrives at a time when photography is experiencing a creativity crisis. With the same techniques and styles being repeated endlessly, this device offers a fresh and exciting approach, encouraging photographers to experiment once again.

Full frame pictures

You may be wondering why we chose to use a Micro 4/3 sensor instead of a 24×36 sensor. The answer is simple: cost-effectiveness. The Micro 4/3 sensor offers excellent image quality at a more affordable cost compared to a full-frame sensor. Additionally, by combining the Micro 4/3 sensor with a wide-angle lens filter, we can maintain a 1:1 aspect ratio in our photos.
This means that when using our device, you can capture images with a similar aspect ratio to that of a full-frame sensor, without cropping parts of the photo. This ensures that you get the most out of your preferred lens, and your photos retain their visual integrity. The I’m Back Film is about delivering quality, versatility, and, above all, an exceptional photographic experience.


In summary, “I’m Back Film” is a breath of fresh air in the photography industry, bringing innovation, creativity, and the opportunity to give a second life to analog cameras. Its arrival is eagerly awaited and promises to be a game-changer in contemporary photography. It’s an exciting story of resurrection and renewal worth keeping a close eye on. So, stay tuned for the release of this revolutionary product that is about to redefine photography. The I’m Back Film is more than just a bridge between two worlds; it’s a celebration of art, nostalgia, and the human desire to connect the past with the present.”

Via PhotoRumors

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