First RED Dragon stills – jaw dropping @ 6K, 86fps

February 8th, 2013

In a topic named “Double Dragon” Jarred Land from RED posted these two still grabs from a prototype RED Dragon sensor shooting camera.

Jarred Land wrote:
Dragon shot on Prototype Dragon 6K 2:1 @ 86FPS 180 Shutter.

2000 ASA for the FPS. No dead pixel calibration yet. Shot on Canon 100mm Macro @ F11.

It’s not necessary to mention that these stills look very promising. After a test image revealed last month we are aware that the so called new RED “Dragon” sensor has a dynamic range of 20 stops. The stills posted yesterday are the first real life images from the sensor.

One of the major drawbacks of the current RED MX sensor was its weak lowlight capabilities in comparison to other current cameras like the Alexa, Canon’s C-cameras or Sony’s new F line. Clearly the Dragon sensor overcomes these problems and produces very powerful and unprecedented images in terms of resolution, framerate, dynamic range as well as the usual very filmic look RED shooters have gotten used to.

Following are 100% crops of both images. We can see very little noise even at an ISO of 2000:


You can check out the full resolution images over at reduser.net

Thanks to Phil Arntz for the tip.

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