The digital bolex started 1 year ago ( http://prolost.com/blog/2012/3/15/the-passion-of-the-bolex.html ) and the kickstarter campaign was funded with 260 000 $. In october 2012 there's a team of 10 people working on the project ( http://www.digitalbolex.com/news/page/3/ ). I don't know how much the team is paid plus the expense but i would guess the monthly expense resolves around 40 000 $. The 260 000 $ fund would last at best 6 or 8 months. It's great to believe in Santa Claus but it's unlikely anyone would get a digital bolex to buy, not counting the 77 guys who backed up the kickstarter campaign ( http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joedp/the-digital-bolex-the-1st-affordable-digital-cinem ) with a 2 500 $ pledge !!! they should get this : OK this is it, at this pledge amount you get 1 of 100 Pre-sale Digital Bolex Cameras with serial numbers between 1 - 100. This is an $800 savings under retail price! (Sorry No International Buyers at this time) Estimated delivery: Aug 2012 it's on the left of the kickstarter page if you want to check, scroll to "Pledge $2,500 or more"