Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Red prepares Epic-M Monochrome for $42,000 pre-orders

updated 05:18 pm EDT, Sun September 9, 2012

White-only Mysterium-X sensor with ISO of 2,000

Red Camera, the manufacturer of high-end photographic equipment used in films, has opened up pre-orders for its Epic-M Monochrome camera. Using an updated version of the white-only 5K Mysterium-X sensor, it allows for no color debayering through its one-to-one pixel count, with every individual pixel being used for luminance.

It is claimed to have a native ISO of 2,000, over twice that of other Red models, the Epic-M and X. A new Low Pass Filter is used to accommodate the reduced pixel pitch of the sensor, namely 1x1 instead of 2x2 Bayer.

Pre-orders will open from the company website tomorrow for shipping on October 1st, with a price set at $42,000 for the camera body alone, and a free upgrade to the Dragon Monochrome Sensor due in the first quarter of 2013.

Red has seen its cameras adopted by a number of big names in the movie business. David Fincher is shooting his current project solely on the Epic-M Monochrome, while Peter Jackson bought "at least" 30 Epic cameras to shoot The Hobbit at the end of 2010. [via Engadget]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News