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éclair: French for lightning


Welcome sign on the door of the Eclair Labs in France

éclair was a French (partly British for awhile) company that designed and produced professional movie cameras used for independent films, documentaries and news gathering.  The éclair brand was acquired by AATON and the innovative designs created at éclair can be seen in modern film cameras.  éclair cameras continue to be used today by both indie and pro filmmakers.

Filmmakers and technicians around the world have graciously contributed their knowledge to this site.  Whether you currently own an éclair camera or are thinking about buying one, you will find plenty of helpful information here.

Your contributions are also welcome!

Thanks for stopping by!



Previously created and owned by Jason M. Hinkle (USA)

Administrated and owned by Erkan Umut (Turkey)

Historical information by Boris Belay (Belgium)

Rare ephemera by Nicolas Rey (France)