RED KOMODO Officially Released

RED has finally made the KOMODO available to order and published the full specifications of the camera.

Various color versions for the camera have been around for quite a few months in a beta program but now the black production versions are finally available to order for $5,995 USD.

The camera is in an interesting space, with the Canon C70 priced at $5,499 and the upcoming FX6 to be announced. Z Cam also has quite a few offerings including their E2-S6 6K Super 35 camera for $2,499.

One key advantage that KOMODO has is the global shutter which will be a big deal for tracking and fast-moving shots.

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Technical Specifications

RED claims that the KOMODO has a dynamic range of 16+ stops, with a max 120fps at 2K or 40fps at 6K when recording RED RAW or ProRes.

SENSOR TYPEKOMODO 19.9 MP Super 35mm Global Shutter CMOS
SENSOR SIZE27.03 mm x 14.26 mm (Diagonal: 30.56mm)
DYNAMIC RANGE16+ Stops (claimed)
Accepts Canon RF mount-based lens adaptors for diverse lens choices
Supports Canon EF with full electronic communication via compatible Canon RF mount adapters, and supports mechanically operated RF lenses (electronic control of Canon RF lenses not supported at this time) [1]
MAX DATA RATESUp to 280 MB/s using RED Pro CFast or other qualified CFast 2.0 media cards [1]
REDCODE® RAW MAX FRAME RATES40 fps at 6K 17:9 (6144 x 3240)
48 fps at 5K 17:9 (5120 x 2700)
60 fps at 4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160)
120 fps at 2K 17:9 (2048 x 1080)
PLAYBACK FRAME RATES (PROJECT TIME BASE)23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions
BEST AVAILABLE REDCODE® SETTINGSREDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 6K 17:9 (6144 x 3240) up to 40 fps
REDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160) up to 60 fps
REDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 2K 17:9 (2048 x 1080) up to 120 fps
6K 17:9 (6144 x 3240), 2.4:1 and 16:9
5K 17:9 (5120 x 2700)
4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160)
2K 17:9 (2048 x 1080)
APPLE PRORES4K (4096 × 2160) at ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 up to 60 fps
2K (2048 × 1080) at ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 up to 120 fps
WEIGHT2.10 lbs (without body cap and Cfast card)
BATTERY TYPETwo slots for BP-9XX series batteries
DC POWER INPUT+7 to +17 V DC via the integrated 2-pin DC-IN port
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
STORAGE TEMPERATURE–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
STORAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY0% to 85% non-condensing
COLOR MANAGEMENTImage Processing Pipeline 2 (IPP2)
Supports 33×33×33 3D LUTs
Supports import of CDLs
AUDIOIntegrated dual channel digital mono microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
Additional dual channel via integrated 3.5mm audio jack, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
REMOTE CONTROLWiFi for camera control via interchangeable antenna with SMA connection
Genlock, Timecode-in, GPIO and Ctrl (RS232) via the integrated 9-pin EXT Port
Wired control via KOMODO Link Adaptor, using USB-C or Gigabit Ethernet (compatible USB-C to Ethernet adapter1 required) allowing camera control and live MJPEG preview video feed
MONITOR OUTPUTSIntegrated 12G-SDI with 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI and 1.5G-SDI modes
12G-SDI: Up to 4096 x 2160 4:2:2 for 60p
6G-SDI: Up to 4096 x 2160 4:2:2 for 30p
3G-SDI: Up to 2048 x 1080 4:2:2 for 60p
1.5G-SDI: Up to 2048 x 1080 4:2:2 for 30p, 24p
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48 kHz Audio
MONITOR OPTIONSIntegrated 2.9″ 1440×1440 touchscreen LCD with preview and camera control
Wireless live preview video feed via 2.4Ghz/5Ghz WiFi for framing
RED CONTROLAccess full camera controls and live preview from iOS or Android devices.
Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store (coming soon). RED Control works wirelessly or wired via the KOMODO Link Adaptor (sold separately).


Like any other box shape camera, you will need to add a few accessories to make the camera more operator friendly. There are already a number of cage and accessory solutions from third-party manufacturers. Don’t forget to add a monitor as well.

RED has also officially released a few accompanying accessories for the KOMODO with the Outrigger Handle, Expander Module & Wing Grip.

The KOMODO Outrigger Handle is a low profile handle that offers full 360-degree swivel rotation and adjustment for maximum flexibility. Rugged design and integrated Record Start/Stop button, shooters can go into any project always ready to capture the perfect shot. The handle also has two ¼-20 mounting points for additional flexibility in rigging.

It retails for $475 USD.

The KOMODO Wing Grip is the perfect handle solution, offering comfort and utility for carrying or shooting with your KOMODO. Featuring an ergonomic machined grip with tactical 1/4-20 mounting points. It is ideal for lightweight camera configurations and offers a low-profile handheld option.​

It retails for $95 USD.

The KOMODO Expander Module is designed to support professional shooting configurations. With options for video, power, and communication connections, including Genlock (BNC), GPI (BNC), Timecode in (BNC), and CTRL (4-pin). The KOMODO Expander Module creates the flexibility to support a vast array of options when it comes to how users will rig their KOMODO.

Constructed from lightweight and durable aluminum alloy, the module provides a reliable option for multiple rigging solutions with multiple ¼-20 and 3/8-16 mounting points and ARRI-style locating holes along with an integrated quick-release plate.​

It retails for $595 USD.

Pricing & Availability

The RED KOMODO is available to order direct from RED or authorized dealers.

The camera is expected to start shipping in 3-4 weeks.


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AC Power Adaptor 45W​
Mini World Travel Adaptor Kit​
RED Logo Sticker​
KOMODO Information Card (incl. registration and support info)​
Box with plastic / foam (standard minimalist markings)​
RF to EF Mechanical Adapter​
1 Year Standard Warranty


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KOMODO™ 6K Camera System
Canon® Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Variable ND Filter
KOMODO™ Wing Grip
RED® PRO CFast 512GB
RED® CFast 2.0 Card Reader
RED® EXT-to-Timecode Cable 3′
RED® PTap-to-Power Cable 6′
1-Year Standard Warranty

RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO 6K Production Pack – $8,200 USD

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KOMODO™ 6K Camera System
Outrigger Handle​
KOMODO™ Wing Grip
KOMODO™ Expander Module
RED® PRO CFast 512GB
RED® CFast 2.0 Card Reader
RED® PTap-to-Power Cable
Canon Drop-In Clear Filter
Canon RF to EF Adapter w/ Variable ND Filter
1-Year Standard Warranty

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