Camera Overview
EPIC ushers in the next generation of digital cinema, featuring a 5K sensor capable of capturing 1 to 120 frames per second at full resolution. From fashion spreads to 3D IMAX features, EPIC has crossbred elite photography with unrivaled cinema capability—all in a camera the size of a DSLR. In challenging lighting conditions, EPIC makes it easy to adapt with its ability to reach up to 18 stops of dynamic range with HDRx. Remarkable technology packed into a 4lb body - with EPIC, less is more.

Consistent with RED’s high-resolution lineage, EPIC has made large format distribution accessible and easy.


Whether you’re shooting a spread for Esquire or an IMAX-ready blockbuster, EPIC’s stunning 5K images fit every facet of distribution. Precisely engineered to exceed even the highest standards, EPIC features advanced technology that sets the precedent for cinema and photographic excellence. With DSMC functionality, you’ll be able to capture a breadth of video and stills all at once. Any lens. Every job. One EPIC.

Any Lens Any Time

No project is ever the same. Which is why EPIC features interchangeable lens mounts to ensure you get the look you want every time. With mounts for Nikon, Leica, Canon, and PL glass, you’ll never be short of options to pick and choose from. Equip yourself to express your vision with EPIC and DSMC technology.

HDR. To The Power of X.

HDRx technology yields up to 18 stops of dynamic range, dilating your exposure in even the most challenging lighting conditions. EPIC offers up to 4 more stops of latitude than its 35mm and DSLR counterparts, helping cinematographers and photographers alike make the impossible possible. With HDRx, dynamic range is finally dynamic.

5K 3D

EPIC is the only 5K solution for lightweight 3D image acquisition, ideal for theatrical and IMAX applications. Small form factor and broad compatibility is important for efficient 3D production, which is why 3ality Technica was inspired to create their compact ATOM 3D rig exclusively for the EPIC. Once you’ve shot your footage, bring your project into REDCINE-X PRO for easy 3D grading, viewing, and exporting. EPIC adds another dimension to what you once thought was possible.

EPIC Doesn't Blink

With the ability to capture a 5K stream of up to 120 frames per second, you’ll never miss that perfect shot. Ever. EPIC aligns hi-resolution with hi-speed, capable of reaching maximum speeds of up to 300 fps at 2K. For robust efficiency, you can capture video and photos simultaneously, using an HDRx track to draw sharper stills. With EPIC, your subject will never be faster than your camera.

Load Your Mag

REDMAG SSD media provides a solid, dependable media solution with storage capacities from 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Capable of reaching speeds up to 180 mb/s, REDMAG media is 2x faster than traditional CF cards—making it easier to offload the 160,000+ RAW frames you can capture with one SSD.

PIXEL ARRAY : 5120 (h) x 2700 (v)
S/N RATIO : 66db
DYNAMIC RANGE : 13.5 stops, up to 18 stops with HDRx™
MAX IMAGE AREA : 5120 (h) x 2700 (v)
LENS COVERAGE : 27.7mm (h) x 14.6mm (v) x 31.4 mm (d)
DEPTH OF FIELD : Equivalent to S35mm (Motion) / APS-H (Still) lenses
Equivalent to 16mm (Motion) lens in 2K RAW
ACQUISITION FORMATS : 5K RAW (Full Frame, 2:1, 2.4:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
4.5K RAW (2.4:1)
4K RAW (16:9, HD, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
3K RAW (16:9, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
2K RAW (16:9, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
1080p RGB (16:9)
720p RGB (16:9)
PROJECT FRAME RATES : 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.96, 48, 50, 59.94 fps, all resolutions
DELIVERY FORMATS* : 4K : DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (RED RAY via optional encoder)
2K : DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (RED RAY via optional encoder)
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : Quicktime, JPEG
Avid AAF, MXF. 1080p 4.2.0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
2K RGB, 1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48Khz Audio
MONITOR OUTPUT : HD-SDI and HDMI with Frame Guides and Look Around
2K RGB, 1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p RGB or 4:2:2
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48Khz Audio
DIGITAL MEDIA REDMAG (SSD) Module : (64, 128, 256GB Media)
REDCODE™ : 12 and 16-bit RAW : Compression choices of 18:1 to 3:1
1-120 fps 5K, 4.5K
1-150 fps 4K
1-200 fps 3K
1-300 fps 2K
AUDIO : 2 channel, uncompressed, 24 bit, 48KHz.
Optional 4 channel, and AES / EBU digital audio.
MONITORING OPTIONS : RED LCD 5" Touchscreen Display
BOMB EVF™ High Definition Viewfinder
REMOTE CONTROL : Wireless, Ethernet, RS232, GPI Trigger
WEIGHT : 5lbs. Body only
CONSTRUCTION : Aluminum Alloy
TEMPERATURE RANGES : Operating Range: 0˚C to +40˚C (32˚F to 104˚F)
Storage Range: -20˚C to +50˚C (-4˚F to 122˚F)