RED announces new 35-megapixel WEAPON MONSTRO 8K camera with 17 stops of dynamic range


posted Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 4:45 PM EDT


While we typically cover stills cameras here at Imaging Resource, sometimes there is video technology so interesting we just have to talk about it. The latest such example is RED's new WEAPON MONSTRO 8K VV, which costs nearly US$80,000.

What makes this 35.4-megapixel camera particularly special is its over 17-stop dynamic range. That is truly crazy dynamic range and puts the video camera in a class nearly all its own, rivaling the Sony Venice system, which was unveiled last month and also utilizes a full-frame sensor but is stated to over 15 stops of dynamic range, which is still very impressive.


The RED WEAPON MONSTRO 8K, as its name alludes to, captures 8K full format video and it does so at up to 60 frames per second. To help handle the immense amount of data, the camera has 300 MB/s data rates and allows for simultaneous 4K video recording in multiple formats.

You can learn more about the new MONSTRO 8K here and if you've got $80,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you can order it today and receive it in the first quarter of 2018.

(Via Mirrorless Rumors)