I picked this up via Philip Bloom on Twitter. The Digital Bolex concept camera looks insanely awesome. They are running a kickstarter campaign and trying to raise 100K. The footage shown here is from a prototype model. Here is a rip from the kickstarter page. This looks like a really cool concept. I hope they can pull it off!
$100,000 is the bare minimum we need to produce the first batch of cameras. If we reach $200,000 we can include a suite of post-processing software with the camera package to manage RAW workflow. If we reach $250,000 we’ll include an additional mount of your choice to anyone who buys a camera.
If the campaign is successful, the first 100 cameras will be available in August. After that, we’ll start taking pre-orders from the general public and the camera will be available in Fall.”
Here are the specs from the Digital Bolex website.
Click here for the Digital Bolex Kickstarter campaign.
|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|