RED may have realized for itself that the market for S35 cinema cameras is just exploding from below. Blackmagic, Canon, Panasonic, Kinefinity and Sony now offer an almost unbelievable selection of cameras in the classic Cinema format around the 24mm sensor width, which are available ready to shoot well under 10,000 Euro/dollar and which deliver an image quality that no one in Hollywood had available 10 years ago.
RED itself has been offering the RED RAVEN Camera Kit for about 15.000 Dollar for some time now, but obviously RED sees some market potential for the larger models with wider sensors.
While the RAVEN is equipped with a 23mm wide 4.5K Dragon sensor (4608 x 2160 pixels, max. 120 fps in 4.5K Full Format), the new Dragon-X Brain now comes with a 25.6mm wide DRAGON X sensor (5120 x 2700 pixels, max. 96 fps in 5K Full Format, max. 120 fps in 5K 2.4:1).
As with Raven, Helium and Gemini, the Dynamic Range is specified with more than 16.5 f-stops. The RED DRAGON-X costs about 15,000 dollars as a brain alone, but for beginners in the DSMC2 system, RED has laced a turnkey KIT just like the RAVEN, which travels over the counter for 20,000 dollars. It is included:
The DRAGON-X 5K S35 BRAIN with Canon Lens Mount The DSMC2 RED 4.7-inch touchscreen display The DSMC2 Outrigger Handle The DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander One RED MINI-MAG - 480GB Two IDX DUO C98 batteries with charger One RED MINI-MAG Reader One Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Type lens A NANUK heavy-duty camera case
If you still need XLR inputs or more connectivity, you can also buy the DSMC2 production module presented here.
This one offers:
2x 3G-SDI outputs (75 Ω BNC), 60 Hz max frame rate Monitor output (75 Ω BNC), 60 Hz max frame rate 2x 24V Aux Power / Remote Start/Stop Outputs (3-Pin Fischer), 2.5A Shared Aux Power Output (2-pin 0B LEMO), 3.0A Aux Power Output (2-pin P-Tap), 3.0A DC IN (6-pin 1B LEMO socket) 2x balanced audio inputs (3-pin, full size XLR female) Stereo Headphone output (3.5 mm jack) Timecode input/output (5-pin 0B LEMO) Genlock input (75 Ω BNC) Gigabit Ethernet input/output (9-pin 0B LEMO) CTRL (Tally OUT / RS-232 Rx and Tx) (4-pin 00 LEMO) USB Power output (Type A socket), 1.5A