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The Digital Bolex’s Low Light Abilities in This Video Are Jaw Dropping

by Chris Gampat on 09/11/2013

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No Film School is reporting on some recently found Digital Bolex camera footage that is apparently showing off just how useful the camera can be in low light situations. But while that already sounds pretty cool, we need to mention a couple of quick facts first that will make this blow your mind even more.

First off, the Digital Bolex has a smaller sensor than some Super35mm sensor video camcorders. Second, it shoots RAW video. Third, the ISO range maxes out at ISO 400–meaning that you’re really not supposed to use this thing in really low light. But the video footage shown after the jump will show off just how much detail can be pulled from the video images.

Now to put things even more into perspective, lots of the video is shot in a subway. In NYC’s subways, ISO 400 will give me a 1/30th f1.4 exposure. That’s pretty slow. But the details pulled from the RAW images are mind blowing.

Our words won’t do justice to the footage shown right after the jump.

D16 at Night: by Kathryn Brillhart from Digital Bolex on Vimeo.

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