EPIC-W and WEAPON 8K S35 cameras from RED are both available to ship now. No need to wait if you desire one. And there is a choice of HELIUM or DRAGON sensor for the WEAPON.
With the introduction of the highly-anticipated RED EPIC-W and the new WEAPON cameras, RED to content creators everywhere RED continues to create tools that can be used by many people for multiple projects. Jarred Land, President of RED Digital Cinema, says that “from the very beginning, we’ve strived to not only develop the best imaging technology on the planet, but also make it available to as many shooters as possible.”
The new models combine the compact and intuitive design of the DSMC2 form factor with RED’s latest sensor technology, HELIUM 8K S35. The HELIUM sensor maintains RED DRAGON’s reputation of delivering superior image quality and massive dynamic range, all while incorporating groundbreaking 8K resolution in an S35 frame.
WEAPON 8K S35 reinforces that the WEAPON line is truly built for the best in the business. This new WEAPON option, says RED, “captures 8K Full Frame motion at 60 frames per second (fps) and ultra-detailed 35.4 megapixel stills. WEAPON 8K offers data speeds of up to 300MB/s and supports simultaneous REDCODE RAW capture with Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR. Additionally, WEAPON 8K S35 has an upgrade path to RED DRAGON 8K VV—RED’s largest sensor.”
“The WEAPON remains our premier camera – and now comes with the option to either go with the 8K HELIUM sensor or 6K DRAGON sensor”, says Jarred Land.
The EPIC-W 8K camera supports RED’s commitment to putting industry-leading cinema tools in the hands of many. EPIC-W captures 8K Full Frame motion at up to 30 fps and is also capable of simultaneous Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR recording. Priced at $29,500, EPIC-W is a versatile camera option that delivers ultra-detailed images and studio-level performance.
“Since we began shipping the EPIC in 2010, it has been the workhorse camera of the industry,” continues Land. “Our latest camera, the EPIC-W, continues that legacy and features our current-gen DSMC2 form factor as well as the 8K HELIUM sensor.”
Both EPIC-W and WEAPON 8K S35 have special pricing options available for registered RED camera owners—including customers who have a deposit placed for RED RAVEN and SCARLET-W—starting at $14,500. Learn more about eligibility details on the RED Owner Pricing page.
“As RED technology advances, we always strive to give our customers the opportunity to update their gear along the way,” says Land. “Our pricing for RED owners-only will allow them to move into either an EPIC-W or WEAPON with the 8K HELIUM sensor.”