Entry Level 5K Camera by Red

Nobody does affordable cinematic cameras as well as RED and now the company is one-upping its 4K RAVEN with an entry-level 5K camera: the Scarlet-W. Due out next year, the camera — which will also be available in a special monochromatic version — shoots both 5K RAW video and 2K ProRes with RED’s own Dragon sensor and offers 60 fps in 5K widescreen, 150 fps at 4K and 300 fps at 2K resolutions.

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While the new model isn’t upgradeable from past releases (which is the norm for RED), the company has a sweet deal for users: owners of the last Scarlet Dragon will get a $2,500 USD reduction in price as well as a Canon or Nikon mount — and they can still keep the old one.

Perfect for affordable-yet-high-quality filmmaking, the Scarlet-W can be pre-ordered online now starting at $9,550 USD and is due out February 2016. For more info on the offering, check out the camera’s dedicated web page.

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