RED Announces new camera systems – not for the rest of us

If you were lucky enough to make millions during the dot-com boom and didn’t loose it all in the recent financial turmoil, then you may be able to afford the new camera systems just announced by Red Digital Cinema. There is nothing in the known universe that comes close to the specs on these digital powerhouses. With sensors that will be available ranging from 3 megapixels to a staggering 261 megapixels.

The Red system is completely modular so you start off with the brain that you want (ranging in price from $2,500 – $55,000) and add other modules like recording blocks, viewfinders, LCD displays, handles, batteries, etc. to build the exact camera system you want. Depending on the speed you want, you can choose brains that can do 1-30 FPS up to 1-100 fps.

As you can see from the specs, these are not just DSLR still cameras but are also uber-high quality motion cameras with shows like Jumper and Sanctuary being shot on Red cameras already.

While typical readers of Camera Dojo may never use these cameras it is worth noting where the industry is going as technology being developed at the top end of the spectrum does flow down to the devices that we can afford over time.

for more information, please visit the Red website at


Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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