RED announces 8K Weapon Vista Vision camera

RED Weapon Vista Vision on Wetpixel

RED Digital Cinema announced their 6K Weapon camera a few months ago and for the NAB show has now further upped the ante by offering an 8K version, known as the Weapon Vista Vision. It will have a 8,192 x 4,320, 35-megapixel sensor that is capable of shooting at up to 75 fps, widescreen 8K. The chip is also 40.96 x 21.6mm (“Vista Vision-sized”). Video will be able to be recorded in RAW and scaled-down ProRes formats simultaneously, like the 6K Weapon models.

RED plan to ship the new version at the end of 2015 and the company is offering the upgrade at an additional $10,000 over the price of the standard Weapon camera until the end of the NAB show. After this, the upgrade will cost $20,000.

There are several options available for existing RED owners to upgrade their cameras too.