I received an exciting email this morning from the Digital Bolex team, The D16 camera is ready for release and they will start taking fresh pre-orders next week.
This news has been eagerly awaited since completion of the Kickstarter campaign in March 2012. Backers of the project will be excited to know that their orders will be processed as earlier as this week.
Here’s what Digital Bolex has announced:
“We’re pleased to announce that the Digital Bolex D16 will be shipping to backers starting this week. If you are a backer, we will be contacting you shortly to verify your shipping addresses and contact details, so please make sure that emails from digitalbolex.com will clear your spam filter.
For those of you who are not backers but are interested in purchasing a camera, we are also announcing our first official pre-sale for the next 500 cameras! This pre-sale will open on December 16th at 10am EST through our website with a retail price of $3,299 for the 256 GB camera, and $3,599 for the 512 GB camera.”
The announcement also marks December 16th as the opening to their online store. So if you’re interested in the brand outside of a camera purchase head over on this date. Purchase requires site registration as a member; you can do so now via the Digital Bolex website.
We look forward to obtaining the camera to provide you with our own thoughts, as well as the steady flow of user footage we’ll see in the public domain over the next few weeks. The specification and focus on aesthetics has raised a lot of eyebrows; it’s a camera that’s taken a unique approach to image reproduction and how it prioritise specific aspects, straying from the current trend of pushing resolution as a main focus.
Here’s the specification list one more time:
2k Cinema DNG RAW Digital Bolex
Global CCD Sensor
24bit 96kHz audio with phantom power via XLR
Enterprise Class SSD
Interchangeable Lens Mount
Removable pistol grip