The RED RAVEN is a sub-$10,000 4K digital camera
The RED RAVEN 4K Professional Digital Camera will soon burst onto the sub-$10,000 scene with a slew of attractive features. The entry-level camera employs the 4K RED DRAGON sensor — DxOMark’s highest rated sensor — and can capture 4K resolution at up to 120 fps, or 2K at 240 fps  — justifying the conceit for shooting high-speed, high resolution content. The RED RAVEN records in REDCODE RAW (R3D) and Apple ProRes formats simultaneously and has, according to Red Digital Cinema, an incredible  dynamic range to accompany Red's renowned color science.
 
Made of a durable but lightweight aluminum alloy, with mounting points for cable-free peripheral attachment, The RED RAVEN's weight of 3.5 lbs provides for flexibility and an ease of use.  Integrated into the construction of RED Digital Cinema’s smallest form factor to date is a Canon EF mount and media bay supporting RED Mini-Mag solid-state drives. Additionally, all RED RAVEN accessories are compatible with the company’s WEAPON.
 
Jarred Land, President of Red Digital Cinema, notes that the RED RAVEN represents a new category in their lineup. “It’s a younger, hungrier, more ‘spirited' member of the RED family with a bit of a chip on its shoulder,” he says. He adds that the RED RAVEN is “ready to take on the entire sub-$10k market with images that users will be incredibly proud of."
 

 
The RED RAVEN will be available in three configurations: BRAIN ONLYat $5,950.00 in February 2016. The RED RAVEN JETPACK Package for use with handheld gimbals, drones, jibs and cranes at $9,750.00 also in February 2016. The RED RAVEN Base I/O Package which is ideal for run-and-gun applications at $9,950.00 in March 2016. Both the JETPACK and BASE I/O include a 4.7-inch touch monitor and a 120GB RED Mini-Mag, along with other accessories. Deposits are now being accepted at RED.com or through an authorized RED dealer.
 

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Marshal Rosenthal
Marshal Rosenthal is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and journalist specializing in technology, consumer electronics and pop culture. Past accomplishments include editing of home theater and video gaming publications domestic and international, operating a NY photographic studio specializing in children/product and providing graphic imaging for video game box art, manuals and related.