Recently announced at SXSW is the new Digital Bolex D16. Our office Super 8 camera is still swooning.
Not only does this camera look classy but the features are impressive. The key feature being that this camera offers 2K resolution at a fraction of the cost. For example, the coveted Red Epic camera, while shooting in gorgeous 4K, will cost about $58,000 or about the same as a new 2012 BMW 5-series (or 4 new Nissan Sentras). The Digital Bolex is expected to have a retail price of $3,300. Though, honestly, the camera looks so good we’d pay that price even if it barely rivaled the quality of the classic Fisher-Price PXL-2000.
Here are some of the specs for the Digital Bolex 16:
Resolution: 2048 x 1152 (Super 16mm mode) + 1920 x 1080 pixels (16mm mode)
Format: Adobe Cinema DNG, TIFF, JPEG Image sequences
Color depth: 12 bit – 4:4:4
Sound: Balanced, 2 channel, 16 bit, 48 kHz via XLR
The rest of the specs can be drooled over at their website here.
You can also see their promo video below:
And, for now, here is an example of the video output:
The first frames shot on the Digital Bolex D16. A timelapse of downtown Los Angeles.