It looks like a niche camera for some people but a small sensor in a big 5lb camera with C-mount ,100-400iso range, no 1080p60 is not my dream camera.
We are not scaling to meet huge demand this year, but we will be delivering the first 100 cameras this quarter, and we will be pre-selling 300 cameras after that. Then when those 300 are delivered (in a much more timely way) we will pre-sell 500 more, and so on raising the number of cameras we can produce each time. And growing our production facility, distribution, and service facilities organically…But we will be delivering a couple thousand cameras this year, depending on the demand it may or may not be difficult to get one, but it will be possible - See more at: http://nofilmschool.com/2013/02/digital-bolex-raw-camera-d16/#sthash.UHcHbPOU.dpuf
The Steadicam Merlin is the lightest in it's class so it could be used for longer periods of time without a belt setup than others. Here is a video clip of someone using it with the GH2 and 7-14mm lens @10mm :
They didn't really have their own booth at NAB 2014 but some other companies booths did have a Digital Bolex on display to show off their support systems. I would have easily been able to get a rep talking about the cameras instead of having a video just showing off the cameras. Better than nothing though.
OMG, $4K for that ! It looks like an old Pitney Bowes postage meter.
D16M Cinema Camera
The D16 combines legendary Bolex quality with the best in digital technology to bring you unrivaled image quality for its class. The D16M captures and preserves black and white 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.