RED announced a black and white Epic cinema camera

RED's CEO Jarred Land announced a black and white version of their Epic cinema camera. The Mysterium-X specs are:

  • Newly Developed Mysterium-X Monochrome Sensor
  • Native ASA 2000
  • Increased net resolution (Removal of the debayer process, so every single individual pixel is used for luminance / image data)
  • New Low Pass Filter with to accomodate the reduced pixel pitch (1×1 vs 2×2 Bayer)
  • $42,000 (brain only) includes upgrade to Dragon Monochrome Sensor spring 2013
  • David Fincher is shooting his current project solely on Epic-M Monochrome cameras as we speak
  • Pre-orders open on RED.COM Monday,ships October 1st

Via dslrnewsshooter

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  • Weird.

    And I remember some years back Red were promising a video camera with a 6×7 sensor which is now overdue… lol

  • K Smith

    First Leica, now Red.

    Kinda narrow appeal if you ask me.

  • Mike

    +1. Now one needs 2 Leica’s and two Red’s if you want really sharp B&W or just sharp colour images and video. Brilliant.

  • next will be new firmware update for fixed 15 fps

    • Donji Hogfan

      At a price of $5,000

  • That is truly niche. When is the last they made movies entirely in black-and-white? I don’t even remember!

    • adde

      This years winner for best picture were in black and white.

      “Silent movie The Artist has triumphed at the Oscars, winning five awards including best picture, best director and best actor for Jean Dujardin.”


      • Mladen


        And Schindler’s List few years ago.

      • Red lol

        It had some red in it actually.

  • chris

    You don’t say.

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