Well, I knew that putting my money in Digital Bolex Kickstater’s project just few days before NAB is risky. But then I saw prices of Canon’s C500 and 1D Cinema, and I thought that there couldn’t be two miracles in one time. And I can always sell Digital Bolex and buy that 5D Mark III.
Seems like there is a place for two miracles.
I made this table according to specs from internet, mostly by copy-paste. Specs of Digital Bolex are subject to change (and to improve), camera is still in developing stage.
update2: Here is the reply from Joe Rubinstein, one of the creators of Digital Bolex.
|Digital Bolex D16||Blackmagic Cinema Camera|
|Resolution||2336 x 1752 (4×3), 2048 x 1152 (Super 16mm mode), 1920 x 1080 pixels (16mm mode), 1280×720 (720p mode) 720×480 (480p mode)||2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366, ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080|
|Format||Adobe Cinema DNG (RAW), TIFF, JPEG image sequences, at all resolutions||RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG, compressed Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920×1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.|
|Colour depth||12 bit – 4:4:4. 12 stops||12-bit. 13 stops|
|Sensor||2336 x 1752, Kodak CCD: 12.85 mm (H) x 9.64 mm (V) – Similar to Super 16mm||2592 x 2192, CMOS. 16.64 mm x 14.04 mm, active 15.6 mm x 8.8 mm.
“It does have a rolling shutter, and it’s there if you look for it, but I’d say that it’s no worse than on any other camera at this price point.”
|Pixel size||5.5 micron|
|Framerate||up to 32 fps at 2K, 60fps at 720p, 90 fps at 480p||23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p|
|ISO options||100, 200, 400||400, 800, 1600. Native – 800|
|Sound||Balanced, 2 channel via 2 XLR (includes phantom power). 24 bit, 96 kHz||Analog 2 x 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio (switchable to AES/EBU digital), switchable between mic and line levels.
4 channels in HD-SDI, 48 kHz and 24 bit.
|Viewfinder||320×240, 2.4” diagonal, with Focus Assist, might be B/W||5″ and 800 x 480 resolution, Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen, Focus button turns on peaking|
|Video out||1920×1080 via mini-HDMI or 640 x 480 B&W via ⅛” video jack (HD-SDI available in separate unit)||Video 1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range. Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio.|
|Ports||headphone, USB 3.0 (for firmware updates, but can be used for downloading files from the camera also)||1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output, USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.|
|Remote control||1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control|
|Data Storage||Dual CF card slots, SSD (buffer drive)||Removable 2.5” SSD|
|Power||Internal battery, 12V External via 4 pin XLR port. 12V DC output for accessories||Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery.
12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
|Mount||Interchangeble. C-mount comes standard; Optional PL, EF, B4. M, Micro 4/3, turret in development.||EF and ZE (Zeiss Canon) mount compatible with electronic iris control. Passive m4/3 model available in December.|
|Microphone and speaker||Integrated mono|
|Mounting options||1/4″ thread tripod mount on the bottom of the camera (and on the bottom of the pistol grip)
2 x cold shoes on the top and on the left side of the camera
|3 x 1/4″ thread mounting points on top of camera.
1 x 1/4″ thread tripod mount with locator pin.
|Metadata Support||Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords|
|Controls||Physical buttons (up-right-left-down and few more). Lovely crank (will be programable to anything the menu controls)||Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control|
|Camera Dimensions||5”H (without pistol grip) by 2”W by 5”D. (~127×50.8x127mm)||166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap|
|Camera Weight||5lbs (~2.26 kg)||1.7 kg / 3.75 lb|
|Body||Magnesium alloy and hard plastic|
|Accessories||Pistol grip, 5”H by 2”W by 5”D, free||Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles, $195|
|Also in the box||pistol grip, USB 3.0 cable, internal battery, 4 pin XLR Battery, cable, video cable, transcoder/raw conversion software
Kickstarter buyers also receiving leather carrying case and additional lens mount (EF or PL)
|Detachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter.
DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
Media Express software for video capture from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
|Price||$2500 for early Kickstaters (available in early November 2012),
estimated $3299 (available ?),
international shipping ?
|$2995, available 30 August 2012|