In September 2021, RED introduced a new flagship 8K cinema camera, V-Raptor, housed in a DSMC3 modular body and featuring an adaptable Canon RF lens mount. The camera featured an 8K VV 35.4MP CMOS sensor measuring 40.96 x 21.60mm with 8192 x 4320 pixels that could shoot 8K/120p video with more than 17 stops of dynamic range. Now, RED has unveiled a Super 35 version of the V-Raptor.
According to RED CEO Jarred Land, the V-Raptor Rhino features a Super 35 CMOS sensor measuring 26.21 x 13.82mm that also boasts 35.4 megapixels and the ability to record 8K/120p video. The sensor is still capable of capturing more than 16.5 stops of dynamic range. The same DSMC3 body is used, so it may well be compatible with housings like that from Nauticam designed for the V-Raptor 8K VV.
Like the V-Raptor with the larger sensor, the V-Raptor Rhino supports various REDCODE RAW codecs with RED IPP2 Gamma color science; numerous aspect ratios, including 17:9, 16:9, 2.4:1, and 2:1 in 8K RAW; and RED’s 7-inch touchscreen LCD.
The V-Raptor Rhino will have a retail price of around $19,500. In his Instagram post introducing the camera, Land says it “comes painted in a special Wildlife Society of Filmmakers ‘Rhino Grey’ version with a portion of sales going to various wildlife charities.”
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