The WEAPON is Red's premier camera and features the new S35 8K HELIUM sensor. 


Improvements over the Epic Dragon include:

Built in Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHR/HD codecs. You can record both R3D and ProRes or DNxHR/HD file formats at the same time.

The Weapon has an improved mechanical design that is easier to use.


Its Carbon Fiber Body is lighter in weight, and is cooler running with quieter fans.   Automatic black shade calibrations. 


Improved optical low pass filter (OLPF). The new system is now “intelligent” and easier to change if you want different looks.


Built in Wifi for remote camera control using iOS / Android mobile devices or computers with various software programs. eg Fool Control.

Support for 1D and 3D LUTs—giving colorists and post-production teams more control than ever before. 



The 35.4 Megapixel Helium S35 sensor delivers stunning 8K motion and stills at up to 75 frames per second. It also boasts improved low light sensitivity and advanced colour science.

ProRes & Avid options:

4K Apple ProRes (422 LT to 422 HQ) up to 29.97 fps
2K Apple ProRes (422 LT to 4444 XQ) up to 120 fps

4K DNxHR (LB,SQ,HQ & HQX) up to 29.97 fps

2K DNxHR (444) &

1080p DNxHD (LB,SQ,HQ,HQX & 444) up to 120 fps

As well as the ProRes & DNxHR/HD frame rates,

The Weapon like the Epic Dragon can shoot in Raw (R3D) at higher resolutions and by  cropping the sensor and resolution exceed 120 fps to shoot up to 300 fps in 2K WS.