RED has introduced its new Scarlet-W and Scarlet-W Monochrome pro-grade cameras. Both models feature RED's Dragon sensor with recording options that include 5K/60fps, 4K/150fps, and 2K/300fps. Additionally, the Scarlet-W Monochrome makes it possible to capture black and white footage with enhanced resolution and improved light sensitivity. Thanks to a durable and lightweight design, Scarlet-W is suitable for on-the-go projects.

RED says its new offering makes 'obsolescence obsolete' by using the DSMC2 accessories line, which is also compatible with RED's Red Raven and Weapon cameras. The same modular design found on RED's other cameras comes with Scarlet-W and is joined by an interchangeable lens mount.

Scarlet-W (body-only) is priced at $9,950 USD/€10,040 EUR/£7,175 GBP with shipping set for February 2016. Deposits are now being accepted at $1,000 USD. Packages are also available starting at $14,500 USD.

Press release:


Today RED introduced the newest addition to the RED DRAGON® family, SCARLET-W. Bringing an unparalleled level of accessibility to content creators everywhere, SCARLET-W combines RED’s intuitive camera design—including integrated mounting points, interchangeable lens mounts, simultaneous REDCODE® RAW and Apple ProRes recording formats, intelligent OLPF system, and in-camera 3D LUT outputs—with a RED DRAGON sensor to provide a solution that blends flexibility and accessibility with high-end performance.

Coupling RED’s wide dynamic range and renowned color science with simultaneously recording capabilities in REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes, SCARLET-W provides shooters with the best image quality possible in any format. Professionals are empowered to capture their vision exactly as they see it with recording frame rates of 5K at 60 frames per second (fps), 4K at 150 fps, or 2K at 300 fps when shooting REDCODE RAW.

SCARLET-W is estimated to begin shipping in February 2016, with deposits now being accepted through the RED website or with a RED Authorized Dealer. Customers have the choice to purchase the camera BRAIN® only—with either a color or black and white monochrome sensor—or the SCARLET-W Base I/O V-Lock Package, which provides the key components necessary to get out and start shooting. Additionally, current SCARLET DRAGON® owners are eligible to receive a $2,500 discount on the SCARLET-W Base I/O V-Lock Package price (Only available through RED.COM).