This RED DSMC2 DRAGON-X Camera Kit is part of the RED unified DSMC2 lineup and includes the RED DRAGON-X BRAIN, as well the minimum gear you need to make a functional shooting package. The DRAGON-X BRAIN features a Super35 sensor and can shoot and record at 6K uncropped up to 75 fps. The kit includes the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and an aluminum Canon EF mount with electrical contacts that pass metadata and allow for electronic control of EF mount lenses. The included V-lock expander module allows you to power the camera and provides HDMI and SDI outputs, as well as other interfaces.

The RED Touch screen mounts directly on the BRAIN with no cables and provides you with a viewing screen, allowing you to set up and control the camera. The IDX batteries power the camera, and the charger allows you to charge both batteries simultaneously. The 480GB RED MINI MAG captures your footage and supports data rates up to 300 MB/s, and the included reader enables transferring your footage off the MINI-MAG. The Outrigger Handle provides a handgrip, and the included case is designed and built to hold your camera and accessories safe during transport and storage.


The cornerstone of RED’s workflow is the robust REDCODE RAW file format. Using wavelet compression with ratios ranging from 2:1 to 22:1, REDCODE RAW offers the versatility of raw files without the overwhelming storage requirements of uncompressed image data. Since REDCODE RAW has been around since the days of the RED ONE cinema camera, many common NLE software programs including Adobe Premiere Pro, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Avid Media Composer can import and edit REDCODE RAW footage without transcoding, saving production time in the edit suite. Capture rates range from 12 fps and up, including 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps and higher options

DRAGON-X 6K S35 Sensor

The DRAGON-X 6K Super 35mm sensor is a 19.4MP CMOS sensor that features a dynamic range of 16.5+ stops and a resolution of 6144 x 3160.

Firmware 7.3.0

With the advent of firmware 7.3.0, the DRAGON-X sensor becomes a 6K sensor with a resolution of 6144 x 3160 that can shoot at up to 75 fps. If your camera does not have Firmware 7.3.0 or later, you can download it from RED Digital Cinema.

How does it fit ?

Sticking to our simplistic overview of the REDs camera bodies, the new Dragon-X is the “5K Super35mm one”, with a sensor measuring 25.6 mm x 13.5 mm (Diagonal: 28.9 mm) and max resolution of 5120X2700.

RED bill it as the “work horse”, and rightfully so. It shares a lot of similarities to the Scarlet-W (same sensor size and resolution), to some this will be the most production-friendly RED yet (without getting specialist in Ks and lowlight) resolving a snip over 4K at Super35mm.

The difference is inbuilt IPP2 and no cap on the data rate; up to 300 MB/s on the larger Mini-mag cards; just like the current 3 bodies.

Like the Gemini and Helium, the Dragon-X is billed at 16.5+ stops of dynamic range.

It will shoot 96fps at full resolution (5K), before cropping the sensor down in increments to 240 at 2K. All ProRes recording capabilities remain the same.


Image Sensor

Image Sensor Size30.7 x 15.8 mm (Super35)
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor ResolutionActual: 6144 x 3160 (19.4 MP)
Color FilterBayer
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range16.5 Stops


Lens MountNone
Lens CommunicationYes
Interchangeable Lens MountRED IMS
Built-In ND FilterNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Recording Media1 x RED MINI-MAG Card Slot

Internal Recording

Raw RecordingREDCODE RAW:
6144 x 3160 at 75 fps 
6144 x 2592 at 100 fps 
5120 x 2700 at 96 fps 
4096 x 2160 at 120 fps 
3072 x 1620 at 150 fps 
2048 x 1080 at 240 fps 
Recording ModesProRes 4444XQ:
2048 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
ProRes 4444:
2048 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422HQ:
4096 x 2160p up to 29.97 fps 
2048 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422:
4096 x 2160p up to 29.97 fps 
2048 x 1080p up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422LT:
4098 x 2160p up to 29.97 fps 
2048 x 1080p up to 120 fps 


Video ConnectorsNone
Audio ConnectorsNone


EVFOptional, Not Included


Power ConnectorsNone


Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%


Accessory Mount17 x 1/4″-20 Female
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4″-20 Female, 3/8″-16 Female
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions5.66 x 4.94 x 3.74″ / 143.85 x 125.5 x 95 mm
Weight3.35 lb / 1.52 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11 x 10.75 x 6″

Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens For Canon EF Specs

Focal Length18 to 35mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8 to 56mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View76.5° to 44.2°
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:4.3
Minimum Focus Distance11.02″ / 28 cm
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 4.76″ / 78 x 121 mm
Weight1.78 lb / 810 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight2.46 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 4.85 x 4.75″

RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC Canon Mount (Aluminum) Specs


Camera MountRED DSMC Cinema
Lens MountCanon EF/EF-S


DimensionsH: 3.4 x W: 3.1 x D: 1.2″ / H: 8.5 x W: 7.9 x D: 3.1 cm
Weight0.67 lb / 300 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 4.8 x 2.3″



Material of ConstructionMagnesium
MountingBRAIN: 4 x M4 mounting Screws
Power delivery via rear pogo connector (13-pin)
Communication via rear I/O connector (4×40-pin)

DC In: 1 x 6-pin 1B LEMO socket
3G-SDI Output: 1 x 75 Ohm BNC, 60 Hz max frame rate
HDMI 1.2 Output: 1 x USB Type-A socket, 60 Hz max frame rate
Sync: 1 x 4-pin 00B LEMO socket (genlock in/timecode in/sync in)
Control: 1 x 4-pin 00B LEMO socket (tally out/RS-232 RX and TX)
USB Power Output: 1 x USB Type-A socket, 1.5 A
D-Tap Aux Power Output: 3.0 A
Microphone Input: 1 x 3.5 mm stereo jack
Headphone Output: 1 x 3.5 mm jack
Audio24-bit, 48 kHz
Unbalanced mic level
Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity: 0% to 85%, non-condensing

Temperature: -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Humidity: 0% to 85%, non-condensing
Firmwarev6.2.17 or later.
Dimension4.57 x 4.94 x 2.25″ / 11.61 x 12.55 x 5.72 cm
Weight1.0 lb / 0.5 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight1.675 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 7.45 x 3.8″

RED DIGITAL CINEMA Touch 4.7″ LCD For Select DSMC2 RED Cameras Specs


TypeTouchscreen LCD
Resolution1280 x 720
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Brightness400 cd/m²
Pixel Density315 PPI
Color Depth8-bit RGB, 4:4:4 progressive scan (16.7 million colors)
Colors70% NTSC
Viewing Angle±80° U/D/L/R
TouchProjected capacitive (PCAP), multi-touch
Range of MotionTilt: +90 to -150°
ConnectorDSMC2 LCD/EVF pogo connector (26-pin)
Mounting2 x M4 captive screws
HoodMounting: M2x0.4 x 4.5 mm (max depth)
Power Consumption4 W
Operating ConditionsTemperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity: 0 to 85% non-condensing
Storage ConditionsTemperature: -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Humidity: 0 to 85% non-condensing
Dimensions4.21 x 4.92 x 0.49″ / 107 x 125 x 12.5 mm (with hinge)
Weight8.0 oz / 226.5 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.1 x 5.95 x 2.7″

IDX System Technology DUO-C98 96Wh High-Load Battery With D-Tap Advanced, Standard D-Tap & USB Port Specs


Mount / Series TypeV-Mount
Capacity (Wh)96 Wh
Amp-Hours6.6 Ah
Output Voltage14.4 VDC
Maximum Load10 A
Accessory Port2 x D-Tap
1 x USB Type-A
Maximum Load (Accessory Port)50 W, 5.4 A (D-Tap)
USB Output5 V, 2.3 A
Storage Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Charging Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Discharging Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
IP RatingNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.8 x 5.7 x 1.5″ / 9.65 x 14.48 x 3.81 cm
Weight1.4 lb / 0.64 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight1.585 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.95 x 4.5 x 1.95″

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