1080p at 250mb/s – Introducing the Ikonoskop A-Cam dII
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.
Following 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 Ã¢”š¬6,950. And as Ikea asks “What’s in the price?” Ã¢â‚¬” 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 size||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Format||Individual files in RAW sequences, DNG format|
|File size||3.5MB/frame in RAW|
|Sensor||CCD: 10.6mm x 6m (Super16)|
|Framerate||1 – 60fps|
|Sound||2 channel 48kHz|
|Timecode||5 pol. Lemo SMTPE|
|Video output||Monitor and HDMI|
|Data output||USB 2.0|
|Power||7.2V in, or onboard Sony NP-F770|
|Lens||Ikonoskop 9mm f/1.5 cine lens|
|Measures||222mm x 91.5mm x 83mm|
|Lensmount||PL, Leica M, IMS and C-Mount|
|Threads||3/8″ and 1/4″|
|Weight||Less 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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