Mr. riccardocovino hit it on the head.
I think this camera/software package would have been amazing 2-3 years ago at its current projected price-point.
Now with all of the options from Blackmagic, all of which come with a degree of product support that couldn't possibly be matched by a single person.
And if Blackmagic weren't enough, people now have the ability to record RAW with the 5D Mark III. The Mark III is not only cheaper than this camera, but it's also an amazing stills camera. And even with it being a "hack" Magic Lantern also offers a degree of support that can't be matched by one person.
Hypothetical: Let's say a person buys this camera/software package, but, they're one of only a few who do purchase it. So, sales never really take off.
Then, Mr. Christessen basically recoups the money he put into developing this project, realizes it was a good effort, but now wants to dedicate himself to the next thing in hopes for a better outcome. No one could blame him.
However, if you were one of the few who bought the package wouldn't you be a little perturbed?
Knowing there will be no more updates for the software.
Knowing if anything goes wrong on the camera there's literally nothing you can do about it.
Certainly would be a high price for such a lonely feeling.
Not only do I think there is no room in the market for this camera, but I think it would be a downright bad investment.
It's a high risk investment, except the potential for greater return isn't there. It has all the bad parts of a high risk investment with none of the good.
Yes, it's an awesome achievement for one person.
I myself had been seriously researching building my own digital-cinema camera since 2011. However, I stopped pursuing it once Blackmagic announced their new 4k camera, not only was it the resolution I was seeking, but at the exact price I was looking to pay.
So, having just a taste of the complexity involved in this type of undertaking I have a great admiration for what he accomplished.
I think Mr. Christessen should use this to get a job with one of the top cinema camera manufacturers so we can enjoy the fruits of his labor and talents without the risk.