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1080p at 250mb/s – Introducing the Ikonoskop A-Cam dII3 min read

10 October 2008 2 min read


1080p at 250mb/s – Introducing the Ikonoskop A-Cam dII3 min read

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In the tradition of Scandinavian’s minimalistic design with great function, Swedish company Ikonoskop created the A-cam dII, a tiny full-HD camera with functionality that puts the big boys of the industry to shame.

acam1.jpgFollowing the mantra “Why compress the reality?” The A-cam dII records RAW 1920 x 1080 images at up to 60 frames per second. To fully optimise the image quality, the dII houses a sensor equivalent to the size of a Super16mm camera, so it pretty much functions as a digital Super-16 camera.

The dII stores the RAW sequences as DNG files in a 80GB solid state memory catridge (think of it as Ikonoskop’s version of the P2 card) boasting writing speeds of 240MB/s, billing it as one of the world’s fastest memory card available.

Outside of the stuff that goes inside, the dII supports a large variety of industry standard lens mount, including PL, C-Mount, Leica M and IMS.

While its specs doesn’t match up to the legendary 4K Red One, the dII sums up to be an awesome indie-cam at indie-prices, at just $6,950. And as Ikea asks “What’s in the price?” — It’ll include 1 battery, 1 Ikonoskop 9mm lens and 1 Ikonoskop 80GB Memory Catridge.

Read on for the technical specifications, and click on the photographs to examine the 1.5kg wonder up close!

Image size1920 x 1080 pixels
FormatIndividual files in RAW sequences, DNG format
Colour depth12-bit
File size3.5MB/frame in RAW
SensorCCD: 10.6mm x 6m (Super16)
Framerate1 – 60fps
Sound2 channel 48kHz
Timecode5 pol. Lemo SMTPE
Video outputMonitor and HDMI
Data outputUSB 2.0
Power7.2V in, or onboard Sony NP-F770
LensIkonoskop 9mm f/1.5 cine lens
BodyMilled aluminium
Measures222mm x 91.5mm x 83mm
LensmountPL, Leica M, IMS and C-Mount
Threads3/8″ and 1/4″
WeightLess than 1.5kg incl. memory catridge and battery
Special features: 1:1 pixel zoom in viewfinder while recording for checking focus. Histogram. Preview monitor on right side for directors and sound people.

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