Today RED has announced a new Dragon sensor upgrade for its Epic and Scarlet cameras. The new next generation upgrade provides 6k resolution, 15+ stops native Dynamic Range, together with full 5K video recording at 120 fps, all for a $6,000 price tag for the Epic.
Due to the way RED has designed its cameras using a modular system, upgrading an existing camera to 6K is a fairly painless process, once you have parted with your cash.
Once installed the new 6K modules will provide both Epic and Scarlet cameras with a massive 6,000 x 4,000 resolution. Making the existing HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 look a little pitiful. RED’s Jim Jannard explains that the Dragon Sensor:
“is slightly larger than the Mysterium-X sensor and the pixel size is slightly smaller. The pixel design and sensor design makes all the difference in the world … Most all of your current lenses will work.”
A price for the Scarlet upgrade has yet to be decided, but the new upgrades will arrive late in 2012 for the Epic camera, with Scarlet upgrades shipping sometime in 2013.Filed Under: Camera News, Technology News, Top News