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RED's Dragon Sensor Surpasses Dynamic Range of Film

1/15/2013 9:56 AM Eastern

A new sample image from RED's upcoming Dragon sensor shows that the revolutionary sensor is capable of poducing 20 stops of dynamic range. Explains Filmmaker Magazine, "Jim Jannard said that they see 18+ stops, and that the sensor would have about four stops more dynamic range than Red’s current Mysterium-X sensor with less than half the noise...with this development they say that sensors now surpass the dynamic range of film."

The upgrade price of the sensor, originally quoted at about $6000, is now expected to go up. RED Scarlet will also not be able to upgrade to Dragon. See the sample image and read more here.