RIP Digital Bolex: World’s First Crowdfunded Cinema Camera is No More1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Five years ago, the Digital Bolex team, a partnership between Bolex International, S.A., and Cinemeridian, Inc., launched an ambitious Kickstarter to produce an affordable cinema camera combining “legendary Bolex quality with the best in digital technology…capturing and preserving image detail with stunning accuracy that gives your footage an organic look…emulating the feel of a traditional 16mm film camera, while still offering all of the shooting positions and mounting options of a professional digital cinema camera.”
After undergoing one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever (the company earned over US$262,000 in under 36 hours) the D16 was born. It was the first crowdfunded cinema camera ever. When the dust cleared and development finished, Digital Bolex delivered with a US$3,300 camera that produced some stunning footage.
via: No Film School
Image and Video Credit: Digital Bolex