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RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon RF)

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RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon RF)
Key Features
  • 19.9MP Super35 Global Shutter CMOS
  • Compact, 2.1 lb All-in-One Design
  • Canon RF Lens & ARRI CFast 2.0 Support
  • 16+ Stops Dynamic Range
RED has taken fresh steps with the release of the KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera by bringing their legendary image quality and color science into an ultra-compact, all-in-one design that weighs just 2.1 lb measures about 4 x 4 x 4". Key to achieving this goal was the use of the Canon RF lens mount and the KOMODO 19.9MP Super35 CMOS sensor which boasts Global Shutter technology. This sensor can create images with 16+ stops dynamic range and eliminates rolling shutter artifacts. Users can also be certain they are getting RED quality thanks to the ability to record up to 6K at 40 fps, 5K at 48 fps, 4K at 60 fps, and 2K at 120 fps in REDCODE RAW for incredible flexibility in post-production.
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RED DIGITAL CINEMA Komodo RF-Mount Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Firmware Update v.1.5.5
  • 36K S35 Sensor
  • 4Global Shutter
  • 5Compact Form, Versatile Power
  • 6CFast Recording
  • 7REDCODE RAW
  • 8REDCODE Options
  • 9Apple ProRes Formats
  • 10Color Management
  • 11Touchscreen Display
By B&H Photo's

RED has taken fresh steps with the release of the KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera by bringing their legendary image quality and color science into an ultra-compact, all-in-one design that weighs just 2.1 lb measures about 4 x 4 x 4". Key to achieving this goal was the use of the Canon RF lens mount and the KOMODO 19.9MP Super35 CMOS sensor which boasts Global Shutter technology. This sensor can create images with 16+ stops dynamic range and eliminates rolling shutter artifacts. Users can also be certain they are getting RED quality thanks to the ability to record up to 6K at 40 fps, 5K at 48 fps, 4K at 60 fps, and 2K at 120 fps in REDCODE RAW for incredible flexibility in post-production.

Revolutionary for RED is the creation of an extremely compact all-in-one design with the KOMODO. This means you can simply pop in a CFast 2.0 card into its media slot and you are ready to roll with data rates up to 280 MB/s. A top 2.9" 1440 x 1440 touchscreen makes it easy to configure and monitor your footage or you can use the RED Control system for using an iOS or Android device for preview and settings. This is possible through integrated 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi. Wired control is also possible via the USB Type-C port and optional adapters.

The use of the Canon RF lens mount allows the KOMODO to be extremely compact while still enabling compatibility with a vast range of lenses through the use of optional adapters. The mount will natively support mechanical RF lenses and mechanical EF lenses via the included adapter. Using optional electronic EF-to-RF mount adapters, the KOMODO will even support electronic Canon EF-mount lenses and unlock additional functionality, such as autofocus.

A first for RED is the ability to use Phase-Detect Autofocus (PDAF) with compatible lenses. This includes adapted Canon EF-mount lenses used with a separately available EF-to-RF adapter with electronic communication. Phase-detect systems are known for their speed by measuring and comparing distance and should provide a reliable, accurate system for video production. Additionally, the touchscreen can be used for quickly changing focus and selecting subjects.

Getting back to image quality, the KOMODO promises to be among RED's finest with the ability to capture up to 6K at 40 fps using the powerful 16-bit REDCODE RAW format. RED has simplified compression options, giving users a choice between HQ, MQ, and LQ, each varying compression from low to high, respectively. Having these choices allows users to choose the best option for each shoot and whether to prioritize data rate or image quality. REDCODE RAW is supported for 5K up to 48 fps, 4K up to 60 fps, and 2K up to 120 fps and will deliver the greatest possible flexibility in post-production. Those looking to use a more conventional format can record natively in Apple ProRes 422 HQ and standard 422 with DCI 4K up to 60 fps or DCI 2K up to 120 fps.

Being a complete all-in-one camera solution, the KOMODO features an array of necessary ports and connections. This includes integrated stereo microphones and a 3.5mm input for audio, genlock/timecode/GPIO/RS232 support via a 9-pin EXT port, and a DC power input. A 12G-SDI port will support up to DCI 4K at 60 fps in 10-bit 4:2:2 quality for dedicated monitoring solutions. The rear of the camera also sports dual Canon BP-9xx series battery slots, which can be hot-swapped for practically unlimited recording in the field.

The RED KOMODO 6K offers an exceptionally compact form factor that sacrifices nothing in terms of image quality. This base model includes the KOMODO 6K, a 45W AC power adapter, Mini World Travel Adapter Kit, and a Canon RF-to-EF mechanical adapter.

Firmware Update v.1.5.5

  • Fixed playback stuttering at high frame rates, German SLA causing a camera shutdown, and RFB raw metering in 6K full frame
  • Improved LCD sync issues in playback with anamorphic formats
  • Improved general stability

6K S35 Sensor

6K Super35 19.9MP CMOS sensor with a dynamic range of 16+ stops and a resolution of 6144 x 3160

Global Shutter

The KOMODO 6K's global shutter produces crisp images while reducing motion artifacts

Compact Form, Versatile Power

Weighing just over 2 lb, the KOMODO 6K's power options include using two lightweight Canon BP-9 batteries, a larger battery, or an AC power supply

CFast Recording

Capture at rates up to 280 MB/s on RED PRO or qualified third-party CFast 2.0 cards

REDCODE RAW

The robust REDCODE RAW file format offers versatility without burdensome storage requirements and editing on many NLE systems without transcoding to save time

REDCODE Options

  • HQ is perfect for VFX, extremely detailed scenes, and capturing stills from motion
  • MQ is great for cinema and high-end TV projects
  • LQ is ideal for TV, online content, documentaries, interviews, and long takes

Apple ProRes Formats

For proxy files or quicker turnaround times than raw files, Apple ProRes can be recorded at 4K and 2K resolutions at rates up to 120 fps (2K)

Color Management

Supports 3D LUTs and RED color science

Touchscreen Display

Integrated 2.9" touchscreen LCD screen for video preview and camera control
UPC: 810016941491

RED DIGITAL CINEMA Komodo RF-Mount Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens CommunicationYes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 19.9 Megapixel (6144 x 3240)
Sensor Type27.03 x 14.26 mm (Super35) CMOS
Built-In ND FilterNone
Shutter TypeGlobal Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range16 Stops
Raw RecordingREDCODE RAW
6144 x 3240 at 40 fps [280 MB/s]
5120 x 2700 at 48 fps [280 MB/s]
4096 x 2160 at 60 fps [280 MB/s]
2048 x 1080 at 119.88 fps [280 MB/s]
Sensor Crop While Recording6K (6144 x 3240) in 17:9 When Recording in Raw
6K (6144 x 3240) in 16:9 When Recording in Raw
6K (6144 x 3420) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 When Recording in Raw / Anamorphic
5K (5120 x 2700) in 17:9 When Recording in Raw
4K (4096 x 2160) in 17:9 When Recording in Raw
2K (2048 x 1080) in 17:9 When Recording in Raw
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Video I/O1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Monitor Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
Power I/O1 x 2-Pin LEMO (7 to 17 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x 9-Pin GPI, Genlock, RS-232, Timecode
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Video Output, Control
Monitor
Size2.9"
Resolution1440 x 1440
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Battery TypeCanon BP-9 Series
Power Consumption45 W
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
3/8"-16 Female (Bottom)
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)4 x 4" / 10.2 x 10.2 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 8.6 x 5.7"

RED DIGITAL CINEMA Komodo RF-Mount Reviews

It finally arrived

By Brent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-30

After waiting 3 months for my Komodo I was excited when it finally came and I have to say the wait was well worth it. The size and weight are fantastic for such a powerful camera and I love the easy to use menus. But the best part of this camera is the amazing images. I can't believe what I am able to shoot for the price. It is a giant leap forward in cameras.

Fantastic Camera

By Gene
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-16

Coming from a Blackmagic, I'm floored by the support system the RED brand has. It took several months to arrive, but it was worth it! Image quality is amazing and it's so form-factor friendly!

Light weight and Compact yet superb image quality

By Nishikubo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-02

I am a long time Gemini 5K owner and got a KOMODO as a second/B camera. I am more than happy with the image quality this little fella produces and ease of matching with Gemini footage. It does brilliant job as a second camera. The size and weight are perfect for handheld gimbal. Non-proprietary media is very welcome option. I am not too happy about it favors Canon though.

Basically a mini dragon

By Grant
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-17

I'm coming from a Dragon 6k and this thing is amazing. It packs a punch in a small, energy efficient form factor. I don't miss anything about the dragon other than a couple higher frame rates in 6k.

Brief review of the RED Komodo 6K

By Martin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-02

Pros: Image quality, post-production workflow, build, easy menu, wireless options, and exceptional RED customer service. Cons: Considerable components are needed to make it shoot-ready, not ideal for shoots requiring audio. We tested the Komodo alongside a Sony FX6. The Komodo produced a better image and featured a better build than the FX6. We are not sure what Sony was thinking when they designed the FX6 viewfinder system which is quite flimsy. By comparison, the Komodo and RED components feel tougher and more industrial. We added the RED outrigger handle and a PortKeys display as well as Core SWX batteries. The camera features an RF mount which is Canon's version of the Sony E-mount. This allows a lot of flexibility with lenses. A Canon RF-EF adapter comes with the camera but there are several RF-PL adapters available as well. Overall, pleased with the system. Something not talked about as much as it should be is the exceptional customer service RED offers. Ask them any question and they will respond quickly with a solution. They are well-trained and compassionate about their brand.

In LOVE with RED KOMODO

By Olayinka
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-12

One of the best Super35

Industry Disrupted

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-28

This is going to continue to be VERY popular - and for good reason. A real RED.

RED lives up to it's name

By Tavarus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-19

It's an awesome camera. Truly everything you'd expect from a RED. Just be aware, it doesn't come with batteries, you will have to buy those separately and be prepared to spend extra. I would also recommend another screen, the screen on the komodo is not exactly ideal, but once you have all the gear the camera is just beautiful: Functionality is very simple and makes it intuitive for the viewer Integration of other LUTs is just so lovely What was most important to me: All the attachments/accessories are so intelligently designed. With my other cameras when i added, screen, follow focus, batteries, sound etc...It would get a bit weighty on one side, but with the Komodo it's like...everything you attach can be placed so it equals out the weight. Hand-held, gimbals, or vests are such a breeze to balance. Love it.

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