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The Digital Bolex Cinema Camera Cameras

The Digital Bolex Cinema Camera

By Image Gear |

The D16 combines legendary Bolex quality with the best in digital technology to bring you unrivaled image quality for its class. The D16 captures and preserves image detail with stunning accuracy that gives your footage an organic look, and the camera body is designed to fit comfortably in your hands–emulating the feel of a traditional 16mm film camera, while still offering all of the shooting positions and mounting options of a professional digital cinema camera.

Easy to use

The form factor of the D16 is sleek and simple, perfect for a first time user or seasoned filmmaker. With easy to access buttons and an intuitive menu, using the D16 is a breeze.


The D16 is lightweight and easy to hold with a well-balanced body that keeps the camera stable while being hand held. The camera comes with a removable molded aluminum pistol grip that gives you the ability to record simply by pressing the trigger. Removing the pistol grip gives you the option of using 2 standard quarter twenty mounts to attach the camera to a rig or tripod. The pistol grip features a standard tripod mount to use for adding a wrist strap or accessory to add further stability and weight to the camera. You can also use the cold shoes located on the top and left side of the camera to mount an EVF, portable light, microphone, or eyepiece in a comfortable, natural to use position.


The D16 uses standard CF cards as a storage medium, familiar to those who use DSLR cameras. The D16 is also equipped with a top-of-the-line Enterprise Class SSD drive to protect the integrity of your footage and the flexibility to record directly to the camera. When the camera is powered off, connect the camera to your computer via USB to access the footage on your camera just as you would read files from any external hard drive.

Legacy Lenses

The D16 comes with a default C-mount, just like the original Bolex 16mm film cameras, giving you the ability to use a host of vintage 16mm and Super 16mm glass that fits the image size of the sensor perfectly. No need to worry about cropping or vignetting as with other digital cameras.

Versatile On Set

With its interchangeable Synonymous mount system, the D16 allows multiple professional mount systems to be used with one camera. Easy to swap out on set or in the studio, the Synonymous mount system allows you the freedom of using an enormous variety of lenses, from Canon EF or Panasonic M43 consumer lenses to Arri PL primes, or the earliest C-mounts from the 1930’s.


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