Clever girl: Red's 8K Raptor cameras get new Super35 sensors

RED V-Raptor S35 lineup
(Image credit: RED)

Red's 8K Raptor cameras, previously equipped with the company's full-frame Vista Vision sensor, are now available with Super35 sensors. The announcement came without much fanfare, perhaps because it was always on the cards that Red would eventually bring the Super35 format to the DSCM 3 camera lineup.

The Super35 versions of the Red V-Raptor and Red V-Raptor XL camera systems are otherwise essentially the same as their full-frame counterparts, which ranked among the best cinema cameras for hi-res shooting. The new 8K Super35 sensor has the same scan times as the 8K Vista Vision sensor – which is twice as fast as previous generations, while maintaining an impressive dynamic range of 16.5+ stops.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.