You can&t do without an S35 sensor in your camera lineup. After ARRI introduced its www.slashcam.de/news/single/ARRI-ALEXA-35-ist-jetzt-offiziell--4-6K--17-Blende-17243.html Alexa 35 in spring, RED is now following suit for its current DSMC3 camera portfolio and presenting its new Rhino V-Raptor 8K S35 rather under the radar.
Exciting to see that after the full-frame hype of the last few years, S35 is increasingly asserting its place in the cine segment - see also our FX30 article.
The specs of the new RED Rhino V-Raptor 8K S35 read as follows:
- 8K Resolution
- 35.4 Megapixels CMOS
- Super35mm format
- Up to 800 MB/s
- Integrated V-Lock battery interface
- Wi-Fi for camera control via interchangeable dual band
- Locking RF Mount
- Touch 7.0" LCD monitor
- Integrated RF mount with RF lens support
With its 35.4 MP, the sensor of the S35 RED has the same high resolution as that of the V-Raptor 8K VV. While the large-format sensor of the V-Raptor VV can record a maximum of 6K crop in combination with S35 lenses, the denser pixel count of the S35 Rhino allows 8K resolutions in combination with S35 lenses - but this might be at the expense of the dynamic range.
RED accordingly also quotes a dynamic range of 16.5+ stops for the S35 Rhino, which is half a stop below the large-format Raptor. For comparison, ARRI specifies the ARRI Alexa 35 at 17 stops. (In our experience, ARRI is rather conservative in its dynamic range specifications).
Currently there is no information about the new RED Rhino V-Raptor 8K S35 on RED&s website - we will add the links as soon as they are available.
At first US dealers, the RED Rhino S35 is listed as a pre-order option for ,500 (body only + Canon Locking RF Mount).