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.
High-end camera already backordered
RED's Scarlet-X camera has been reviewed by the team at Cinema5D, after the first limited production units began shipping to a select group of customers in November. A video post provides an early look at the professional camera, which starts at $9,700 and is already on backorder.
RED Scarlet shown in final form at event
RED at its own camera event showed its long-delayed, finished version of the Scarlet. The new version has gone from a complete camera to a central body and sensor that fits into the RED modular system. While not ambitious as the Epic system, it's now one of the least expensive 4K cameras, costing $9,750 despite shooting at its full 4096x2160 at a slightly more than film-grade 25FPS.