RED V-RAPTOR S35 – 8K 120fps, $19.5K USD

RED Digital Cinema’s new V-RAPTOR S35 is available to purchase. It comes painted in a special Wildlife Society of Filmmakers’Rhino Gray‘ version with a portion of sales going to various wildlife charities.

The V-RAPTOR S35 is bound to be very popular with wildlife shooters who need to capture high resolution at long focal lengths. The BBC Natural History unit utilizes a lot of RED cameras and they have almost certainly already placed orders.

The camera features an S35 35.4 Megapixel CMOS sensor with dimensions of 26.21 mm x 13.82 mm and you can use it with lenses that cover up to a 29.63mm image circle. The sensor is actually a little bit smaller than the 27.99 x 15.75 mm sensor that is used in the ARRI ALEXA 35. RED claims the camera has 16.5 stops of dynamic range.

The V-RAPTOR S35 features an integrated RF mount and it is also compatible with Canon RF to EF mount adapters. With an RF mount, you can also use a variety of adapters to put various different lenses on the camera. Again, it is interesting to see RED bringing out RF mount high-end digital cinema cameras and not Canon.

The camera is capable of recording in the following resolutions and framerates:

120 fps at 8K 17:9 (8192 x 4320), 150 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)
140 fps at 7K 17:9 (7168 x 3780), 175 fps at 7K 2.4:1 (7168 x 3024)
160 fps at 6K 17:9 (6144 x 3240), 200 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592)
192 fps at 5K 17:9 (5120 x 2700), 240 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160)
240 fps at 4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160), 300 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728)
320 fps at 3K 17:9 (3072 x 1620), 400 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296)
480 fps at 2K 17:9 (2048 x 1080), 600 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)

AVAILABLE REDCODE SETTINGS
REDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 8K 17:9 (8192 x 4320) up to 60 fps
REDCODE LQ at 8K 17:9 (8192 x 4320) up to 120 fps
REDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 6K 17:9 (6144 x 3240) up to 96 fps
REDCODE MQ and LQ at 6K 17:9 (6144 x 3240) up to 160 fps
REDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160) up to 240 fps
REDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 2K 17:9 (2048 x 1080) up to 480 fps

REDCODE RAW ACQUISITION FORMATS
8K 17:9 (8192 x 4320), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 1:1 and Anamorphic 2x, 1.8x, 1.6x, 1.5x, 1.3x, 1.25x
7K 17:9 (7168 x 3780), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 1:1 and Anamorphic 2x, 1.8x, 1.6x
6K 17:9 (6144 x 3240), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 1:1 and Anamorphic 1.5x, 1.3x, 1.25x
5K 17:9 (5120×2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 1:1
4K 17:9 (4096×2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 1:1
3K 17:9 (3072×1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 1:1
2K 17:9 (2048×1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 1:1

APPLE PRORES
Dedicated recording in ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 LT with resolutions up to 4K (4096×2160)
Proxy recording available up to ProRes 422 HQ in 2K (2048 x 1080)

The camera comes in the exact same body as the V-RAPTOR and features all of the same inputs and outputs.