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Introducing the RED EPIC-W And New WEAPON Cameras

October 11, 2016

Introducing the RED EPIC-W And New WEAPON Cameras
Footage courtesy of Mark Toia. Shot on WEAPON 8K S35.

RED is pleased to introduce the highly-anticipated RED EPIC-W and new WEAPON cameras to content creators everywhere. Each camera combines 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 captures 8K Full Format 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 EPIC-W 8K camera supports RED’s commitment to putting industry-leading cinema tools in the hands of many. EPIC-W captures 8K Full Format 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.

“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,” says Jarred Land, President of RED Digital Cinema. “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,” 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."

EPIC-W and WEAPON 8K S35 are both available to ship today. Be sure to visit RED’s online store to place your order now, or visit the locations page to find a RED office or Authorized Dealer in your area. Customers can also reach directly to their Bomb Squad rep to take advantage of select RED Owner Pricing options.