RED Digital Cinema has announced the latest addition to its line of professional cameras, the RED RAVEN priced at $5,590. RED RAVEN is the lightest and cheapest camera among the RED Cinema lineup. This camera is capable of capturing 4K resolution footage at up to 120fps or 2K resolution at 240fps.
I can see this camera being suitable for handheld shooting and gimbal applications. RED RAVEN has the ability to record in REDCODE raw (R3D) and Apple ProRes. This is huge for indie filmmakers. Capturing 4K at 120fps at a somewhat affordable price is now in the market. Now, I know most of us don't have this kind of money in our bank account, but being priced at $5,590, the daily rental on this camera will be much cheaper than any other RED camera has been before. The only downfall is that you have to buy or rent an external monitor along with the camera. I am really excited to try this out and I'm sure many others are as well.
Sensor: 8.8 Megapixel RED DRAGON
Pixel Array: 4096 (h) x 2160 (v)
Sensor SIze: 20.48 mm (h) x 10.8 mm (v) x 23.2 mm (d) (Approximately equivalent to APS-C and Academy 35mm formats)
Dynamic Range: 16.5+ stops
Recording Frame Rates:
- 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 120 fps
- 3K (3072 × 1620) up to 160 fps
- 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 240 fps
Typical Max Recording Time:
- 4K (4096 × 2160) and 24 fps at 11:1 REDCODE: 64 minutes
- 4K (4096 × 2160) and 60 fps at 14:1 REDCODE: 33 minutes
- 4K (4096 × 2160) and 120 fps at 14:1 REDCODE: 16 minutes