Phil Holland pits the new RED Weapon against the RED Dragon with a series of stress tests that focus specifically on dynamic range.
“I was beginning to feel something was a bit different. Then after further digging and getting intimate with the camera I discovered there indeed was a difference in the total captured dynamic range between RED Epic Dragon and Weapon,” he writes on the RED USER forum. “It seems that RED has found a way to get a bit more out of the sensor, the most obvious changes are a slightly lower noise floor and a bit more highlight detail retention. Which essentially equates to more Dynamic Range.”