RED unveils Dragon sensor upgrade, turns Epic and Scarlet into a 6K camera
By Daniel Cooper posted Apr 16th 2012 6:07AM
Love gadgets named after Hannibal Lecter movies? Good, because RED’s announcing the RED Dragon upgrade kit that’ll bolt onto your EPIC or Scarlet camera to provide resolutions of 6K at 85fps or 5k at 120fps with 15+ stops of Dynamic Range. Company founder Jim Jannard has said that the sensor is slightly larger than that of the Mysterium-X, but the pixel size is smaller, promising that “most of the current lenses will work” with the new hardware. It’ll cost EPIC users $6,000 and arrive “late in the year,” but bad news if you’ve got a Scarlet: it’s back of the queue time for you until 2013, with no word on what it’ll cost you, either.