Black and White Cinema Diehards Will Love Digital Bolex’s New D16M

Digital Bolex D16M side

We’ve seen a whole lot of 4K cameras announced at NAB 2014, but in between all the high-resolution action Digital Bolex also released a new black and white D16M digital cinema camera. Much like the RED EPIC Monochrome and Leica M-Monochrom, the D16M is a backed by a Kodak native monochrome sensor. As such its image sensor can focus on completely creating high-resolution images with a fuller tonal range of grays and different contrasts.

Otherwise the camera is very similar to the original D16. It shoots footage in multiple resolutions including Super 16mm 2K, 16mm 1080p full HD, and Super 8 720p. The camera can also be setup to record at ISO 100-800 and it has a built-in 500GB hard disk drive.

Shooting B&W films might seem a bit backwards but recent films like Much Ado About Nothing and Nebraska have shown the monochromatic styling is still very much in fashion. Digital Bolex’s D16M is selling for $3999.99 and it will ship in eight to 12 weeks. Check past the break for another image of the black and white camera and a video of what it can shoot.

Via No Film School

Digital Bolex D16M inputs

Water Drops on the D16 Monochrome from Digital Bolex on Vimeo.

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.