Dalsa is based out of Waterloo, Ontario, near Toronto, and as one of Canada’s top employers, they create semiconductor technology and image sensors for NASA rovers, in addition to their digital motion picture cameras. Dalsa is a relatively new corporation, created in the 1980’s, and while they originally were making CCD image sensors, they have expanded dramatically with their quick success. Like most other camera companies, Dalsa saw the digital inflation on the market and realized an opportunity to manufacture a motion picture camera, especially with their expertise in imaging sensors. In 2003, Dalsa released their very first camera, the Dalsa Origin, the first ever 4K digital camera.
Dalsa has been quiet in the last few years, having not produced a film camera since the Origin II in 2007. However, be watchful of this company, which is likely to produce a new camera shortly due to their imaging expertise and past success with the motion picture camera market.