This small file based camera sports a Super 16MM sized CCD sensor with global shutter. That means no jello-cam on fast moving shots like you might see on the CMOS based Red One, SI-2k or even the Sony EX-1.
The camera specs from their website:
|Image size||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Format||Individual files in RAW sequences. DNG format|
|Colour depth||12 bit|
|File size||3,5 MB/frame in RAW|
|Sensor||CCD: 10,6 mm x 6 mm (Super-16)|
|Framerate||1 – 60 fps|
|Sound||2 channel 48 kHz|
|Timecode||5 pol. Lemo SMTPE|
|Video output||Monitor and HDMI|
|Data output||USB 2.0|
|Power||7,2 V in, or onboard Sony NP-F770|
|Lens||Ikonoskop 9mm f/1.5 cine lens|
|Measures||222 mm x 91,5 mm x 83 mm|
|Lensmount||PL, Leica M, IMS and C-mount|
|Threads||3/8″ and 1/4″|
|Weight||Less than 1,5 kg incl. memory cartridge and battery|
1:1 pixel zoom in viewfinder while recording for checking focus. Histogram. Preview monitor on right side for directors and sound people.
The preliminary price is €6.950 (about US$9,800) and includes 1 battery, 1 Ikonoskop 9mm lens and 1 Ikonoskop 80GB Memory Cartridge.
I love the fact that they are using the open standard of DNG files (pioneered by the folks at Adobe) , though a workflow will still need to be developed.
This doesn’t get you the resolution or depth of field characteristics of a Red One, but is a great alternative for 16MM film productions, or low budget independents who still can’t afford a Red with all it’s required accessories. I’m glad to see the revolution continues. We’ll all benefit from it.
UPDATE: now with video: