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Digital Bolex, a 2K RAW Digital Cinema camera for $3K.
Digital Bolex, a 2K RAW Digital Cinema camera for $3K.
440 backers pledged $262,661 to help bring this project to life.

The D16 begins Shipping This Week!

Posted by Joe Rubinstein (Creator)

It’s been a long journey for us here at Digital Bolex, and we thank you all for your continued support and patience as our project has developed and evolved.

Since our Kickstarter ended, we have made hundreds of changes to the camera based on feedback from our camera backers, accomplished cinematographers, and industry veterans, resulting in a far more polished and professional tool than we originally envisioned. We believe that an affordable camera that preserves the experience and aesthetic of shooting film fills an important position in the digital marketplace, and we could not have done it without your help and support.

We’re pleased to announce that the Digital Bolex D16 will begin shipping to backers starting this week. If you are a backer, we will contact you shortly to verify your shipping addresses and contact details, so please make sure that emails from will clear your spam filter.

For those of you who are not backers but are interested in purchasing a camera, we are also announcing our first official pre-sale for the next 500 cameras! This pre-sale will open on December 16th at 10am EST through our website with a retail price of $3,299 for a 256 GB camera, and $3,499 for the 512 GB camera. Stay tuned for the official pre-sale link which we’ll be announcing here later in the week.

You will need to be logged in as a member of the site in order to make a purchase, so if you plan to buy a camera, but do not already have a user account, please create an account on our site before December 16th to ensure an easy checkout.

If you are not ready to purchase a camera, but still want to support our mission, our store will also have Digital Bolex branded accessories and apparel items. And all support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for your patience, and we can’t wait to get cameras into your hands!

Joe, Elle, and the entire Digital Bolex team

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      Sid Idris on

      what's the delivery schedule looking like? Any updates?

    2. Daniel Woiwode on

      Great! Will we get these in time for Christmas?

    3. Paul McConnochie on

      This is such great news! 2014 is going to be great!

    4. Joséantonio W. Danner on

      Wonderful news and just in time to have an epic 2014!