Wow this should be very exciting!
The New Digital Bolex
Once upon a time, motion picture cameras that created high-quality images were affordable for all filmmakers on any budget. Consumer 8mm and 16mm cameras like the original Bolex shot footage that could be projected on any movie theater screen.
In today’s digital market, ‘affordable’ and ‘consumer’ have become synonymous with ‘low-quality’ — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Introducing the Digital Bolex D16, the first digital cinema camera to shoot RAW at a price anyone can afford.
Resolution: 2048 x 1152 (Super 16mm mode) + 1920 x 1080 pixels (16mm mode)
Format: Adobe Cinema DNG, TIFF, JPEG Image sequences
Colour depth: 12 bit – 4:4:4
File size: 2 to 3 MB per frame in RAW
Sensor: Kodak CCD: 12.85 mm (H) x 9.64 mm (V) – Similar to Super 16mm
Pixel Size: 5.5 micron (compared to the 4.3 micron size of many DSLRs)
Framerate up to 32 fps at 2K, 60fps at 720p, 90 fps at 480p
Sound: Balanced, 2 channel, 16 bit, 48 kHz via XLR
Viewfinder: 320×240, 2.4” diagonal, with Focus Assist
Video out 640 x 480 B&W via ?” video jack (HD-SDI avail in separate unit)
Ports : ?” video, headphone, USB 3.0, Audio XLR (2), 4-PIN XLR
Data Storage: Dual CF card slots, SSD (buffer drive)
Power: Internal battery, 12V External via 4 pin XLR port
Body Milled steel and hard plastic
Size (body): Approximately 5”H (without pistol grip) by 4”W by 8”D
Size (grip): 5”H by 2”W by 5”D
Lens mount: C-mount comes standard; Optional PL, EF, B4
ISO Options: 100, 200, 400
Also in the box: pistol grip, USB 3.0 cable, internal battery, 4 pin XLR Battery, cable, video cable, transcoder/raw conversion software
And it has bluetooth/wifi
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joe ... ital-cinem
In one day they already reached 150,000$ and it's still counting. :clap:
If you pledge 2500$ you will get one of the first 100 batch.
Retail price 3300$