Nikon replacing Canon on cinema cameras? Here's what to expect from the Nikon-Red acquisition

Nikon acquires Red
(Image credit: Nikon • Red)

If you haven't heard on the grapevine that camera goliath Nikon has bought cinema camera giant Red, then I've no idea what rock you've been living under for the past week! But it's true: in a bizarre turn of events that I think no one saw coming, Nikon now owns Red.

Of course, since this announcement, the rumor mills have been churning out rumblings of what this acquisition could mean for Nikon and Red cameras going forward – and I'm here to separate the wheat from the chaff. 

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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.