Red Digital Cinema will begin shipping two new cameras this week, both of which feature the company’s new Helium 8K sensor.

Red Epic W 8K

The Epic-W captures 8K full frame motion at up to 30fps as well as 35.4 megapixel stills.

It is priced at $29,500 (£23,000) for the camera body.

The Weapon 8K S35 is the latest variant of the Weapon range of cameras.

It features data speeds up to 300 MB/s, the ability to capture 8K full frame motion at up to 60fps, and provides a sensor upgrade path to the Red Dragon 8K.

Red Weapon 8K

Red Weapon 8K

It is available for the same price as the Weapon 6K with Red Dragon sensor at $49,500 (£40,000) for the body.

“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,” said Red Digital Cinema president Jarred Land.

“The Weapon remains our premier camera - and now comes with the option to either go with the 8K Helium sensor or 6K Dragon sensor.

“Since we began shipping the Epic in 2010, it has been the workhorse camera of the industry.

“Our latest camera, the Epic-W, continues that legacy and features our current-gen DSMC2 form factor as well as the 8K Helium sensor.”


The California-headquartered company will also offer a discount to registered Red camera owners and those who have placed orders for the Red Raven or Scarlet-W, with prices starting at $14,500 (£11,900).

Land added: “As Red technology advances, we always strive to give our customers the opportunity to update their gear along the way. Our pricing for Red owners-only will allow them to move into either an Epic W or Weapon with the 8K Helium sensor.”

Red also announced that it will introduce an improved image processing pipeline, including new colour science, in the coming weeks.

The company said the improvements will be available in-camera on all cameras with a Helium sensor.

The new image processing pipeline will be made available “soon” via free firmware and software upgrades.