Digital Bolex video camera gets a retro final design

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It has been almost a year since we brought you news of the Digital Bolex, a modern video camera based on the classic design of the 8mm and 16mm Bolex.

(Credit: Digital Bolex)

Since then, the original design has been finalised. Finished in carbonised aluminium, the new Bolex looks the part of a vintage video-taking machine. The spec sheet remains largely unchanged — to recap, it is able to record 2K (2048x1152) RAW video, has a Kodak CCD sensor and a 2.4-inch LCD screen.

Film website nofilmschool.com also reported that the Bolex now has a removable optical low pass filter, weather sealing, 24-bit 96k sound and USB 3.0 connectivity.

Three new lenses have also been announced for the C-mount body: 18mm, 10mm and 38mm at f/4. Naturally, the camera is compatible with all existing C-mount lenses.

Unfortunately, there's still no official word on when the camera will ship, though the price still looks like it will sit around the original estimate of US$3299.



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