Back in June we reported that camera manufacturer Ikonoskop were in financial trouble, which was shortly followed by the company filing for bankruptcy. They have now announced a trio of new investors that will in turn renew and improve Ikonoskop.
If you head to Ikonoskop home page you will find the following message on their front page: “Ikonoskop has temporarily stopped the production of the A-Cam dll cameras due to a strained financial situation. We are working hard to find a solution to this and hope to start up production as soon as possible”.
Indeed sad news as this unique looking camera which was the first to offer the indie film makers community full HD quality combined with cinema DNG RAW recording format never took off.
In my opinion, the relatively high price the camera was sold for in combination with the growing popularity of the modestly priced HDSLRs made it very difficult for the company to survive and create a solid market base. I wonder if a more agressive pricing policy would have made this camera more popular.
I’ve been looking forward to posting this interview with Peter Gustafsson from a Swedish company called ikonoskop, the developers of what I would call THE 16mm digital cinema camera.
I wonder why these guys haven’t received more press yet as this camera is extremely interesting in the realms of affordable cinema filmmaking. Maybe it’s because the 16mm format / style is something mostly popular in Europe and we Europeans tend to be very slow when it comes to picking up new stuff