What's in the Box
- RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon RF)
- AC Power Adapter (45W)
- Mini World Traveler Adapter Kit
- RED Logo Sticker
- Canon EF-EOS R Adapter
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
- SmallRig Camera Cage for RED KOMODO
- SmallRig EVF/Monitor Mount for RED KOMODO Cage
- SmallRig BSL2644 15mm LWS Universal Lens Support (Dark Olive)
- SmallRig Right-Side Wooden Handgrip with ARRI-Standard Rosette
- SmallRig 15mm Carbon Fiber Rod Set (12")
RED has taken fresh steps with the release of the KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera by bringing their legendary image quality and color science into an ultra-compact, all-in-one design that weighs just 2.1 lb measures about 4 x 4 x 4". Key to achieving this goal was the use of the Canon RF lens mount and the KOMODO 19.9MP Super35 CMOS sensor which boasts Global Shutter technology. This sensor can create images with 16+ stops dynamic range and eliminates rolling shutter artifacts. Users can also be certain they are getting RED quality thanks to the ability to record up to 6K at 40 fps, 5K at 48 fps, 4K at 60 fps, and 2K at 120 fps in REDCODE RAW for incredible flexibility in post-production.
Revolutionary for RED is the creation of an extremely compact all-in-one design with the KOMODO. This means you can simply pop in a CFast 2.0 card into its media slot and you are ready to roll with data rates up to 280 MB/s. A top 2.9" 1440 x 1440 touchscreen makes it easy to configure and monitor your footage or you can use the RED Control system for using an iOS or Android device for preview and settings. This is possible through integrated 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi. Wired control is also possible via the USB Type-C port and optional adapters.
The use of the Canon RF lens mount allows the KOMODO to be extremely compact while still enabling compatibility with a vast range of lenses through the use of optional adapters. The mount will natively support mechanical RF lenses and mechanical EF lenses via the included adapter. Using optional electronic EF-to-RF mount adapters, the KOMODO will even support electronic Canon EF-mount lenses and unlock additional functionality, such as autofocus.
A first for RED is the ability to use Phase-Detect Autofocus (PDAF) with compatible lenses. This includes adapted Canon EF-mount lenses used with a separately available EF-to-RF adapter with electronic communication. Phase-detect systems are known for their speed by measuring and comparing distance and should provide a reliable, accurate system for video production. Additionally, the touchscreen can be used for quickly changing focus and selecting subjects.
Getting back to image quality, the KOMODO promises to be among RED's finest with the ability to capture up to 6K at 40 fps using the powerful 16-bit REDCODE RAW format. RED has simplified compression options, giving users a choice between HQ, MQ, and LQ, each varying compression from low to high, respectively. Having these choices allows users to choose the best option for each shoot and whether to prioritize data rate or image quality. REDCODE RAW is supported for 5K up to 48 fps, 4K up to 60 fps, and 2K up to 120 fps and will deliver the greatest possible flexibility in post-production. Those looking to use a more conventional format can record natively in Apple ProRes 422 HQ and standard 422 with DCI 4K up to 60 fps or DCI 2K up to 120 fps.
Being a complete all-in-one camera solution, the KOMODO features an array of necessary ports and connections. This includes integrated stereo microphones and a 3.5mm input for audio, genlock/timecode/GPIO/RS232 support via a 9-pin EXT port, and a DC power input. A 12G-SDI port will support up to DCI 4K at 60 fps in 10-bit 4:2:2 quality for dedicated monitoring solutions. The rear of the camera also sports dual Canon BP-9xx series battery slots, which can be hot-swapped for practically unlimited recording in the field.
The RED KOMODO 6K offers an exceptionally compact form factor that sacrifices nothing in terms of image quality. This base model includes the KOMODO 6K, a 45W AC power adapter, Mini World Travel Adapter Kit, and a Canon RF-to-EF mechanical adapter.
Firmware Update v.1.5.5
- Fixed playback stuttering at high frame rates, German SLA causing a camera shutdown, and RFB raw metering in 6K full frame
- Improved LCD sync issues in playback with anamorphic formats
- Improved general stability
6K S35 Sensor
6K Super35 19.9MP CMOS sensor with a dynamic range of 16+ stops and a resolution of 6144 x 3160
The KOMODO 6K's global shutter produces crisp images while reducing motion artifacts
Compact Form, Versatile Power
Weighing just over 2 lb, the KOMODO 6K's power options include using two lightweight Canon BP-9 batteries, a larger battery, or an AC power supply
Capture at rates up to 280 MB/s on RED PRO or qualified third-party CFast 2.0 cards
The robust REDCODE RAW file format offers versatility without burdensome storage requirements and editing on many NLE systems without transcoding to save time
- HQ is perfect for VFX, extremely detailed scenes, and capturing stills from motion
- MQ is great for cinema and high-end TV projects
- LQ is ideal for TV, online content, documentaries, interviews, and long takes
Apple ProRes Formats
For proxy files or quicker turnaround times than raw files, Apple ProRes can be recorded at 4K and 2K resolutions at rates up to 120 fps (2K)
Supports 3D LUTs and RED color science
Integrated 2.9" touchscreen LCD screen for video preview and camera control
LENS COMAPTIBILITY (as of 3/31/2021):
RED has tested the following lenses and confirmed the functionality for use with KOMODO:
Canon RF 15-35 mm f/2.8 L IS USM1
Canon RF 24-70 mm f/2.8 L IS USM2
Canon RF 24-105 mm f/4 L IS USM3
Canon RF 24-240 mm f/4-6.3 IS USM4
Canon RF 28-70 mm f/2 L USM
Canon RF 35 mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
Canon RF 50 mm f/1.2 L USM
Canon RF 70-200 mm f/2.8 L IS USM
Canon RF 85 mm f/1.2 L USM DS
Canon RF 100-500 mm f/4.5 - 7.1 L IS USM5
Canon RF 800 mm f/11 IS STM6
Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 24 mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 35 mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 50 mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 85 mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L III USM
Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS III USM
NOTE: Select RF lenses may not display their maximum or minimum aperture value in-camera, however, they are physically achieving the full aperture range.
1. f/2.8 displays as f/2.9
2. f/2.8 displays as f/2.9
3. f/4.0 displays as f/4.2
4. f/4.0 displays as f/4.1
5. f/4.5 displays as f/4.6
6. f/11.0 displays as f/11.3
Support and protect your RED KOMODO 6K camera and add a variety of accessories with this Camera Master Kit from SmallRig. The kit includes a formfitting camera cage, an articulating monitor mount, an adjustable lens support, a 15mm baseplate with quick release plate, a right-side wooden handgrip, and two 12" long 15mm carbon fiber rods.
The formfitting cage is made from a lightweight magnesium-aluminum alloy and provides a variety of mounting options including 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads, ARRI-style accessory mounts, and ARRI-style rosettes on either side. The right-side handgrip is made from smooth, contoured wood for a comfortable grip, and it mounts onto the right-side rosette.
The cage mounts onto the baseplate using the included quick release plate, and the two 12" long 15mm carbon fiber rods insert into the ports on the baseplate. The included lens support mounts onto the front of the 15mm rods and provides support for heavy and longer lenses.
SmallRig Camera Cage for RED KOMODO
Add a variety of accessories and protect your RED KOMODO cinema camera with this Camera Cage from SmallRig. The durable cage is designed to fit your RED KOMODO camera and provides a variety of accessory- and rig-mounting options, and it is made from lightweight magnesium-aluminum, so it weighs less than standard aluminum cages at 5.7 oz. It retains open access to all ports and controls on the camera, and it disassembles easily into four parts for transport and storage.
The cage offers 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 accessory threads all around, a side NATO rail, an ARRI-style anti-twist mount that is suitable to mount a top handle, and on each side ARRI-style rosettes to add side handles or extension arms. On the bottom, 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads allow you to mount the cage on a quick release plate, dovetail plate, tripod, or handheld rig. The 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws mount the camera onto the cage, and they are surrounded by soft padding to protect the camera and to prevent twisting.
RED KOMODO cinema camera
Also compatible with but not limited to:
SmallRig Side Handle 2758
SmallRig Manfrotto Quick Release Plate 1280
SmallRig ARRI-Style Base 1642
SmallRig Cage for Atomos Ninja V 2209
SmallRig Swivel and Tilt Monitor Mount with ARRI Locating Pins BSE2348
SmallRig Right Side Wooden Grip with ARRI Rosette 1941
SmallRig DSLR Wooden NATO Side Handle 2915
SmallRig EVF/Monitor Mount for RED KOMODO Cage
Mount a 5 to 7" monitor or EVF weighing up to 3.3 lb onto your RED KOMODO camera cage with this adjustable EVF/Monitor Mount from SmallRig. The mount attaches to your camera cage or rig using two 1/4"-20 screws.
This mount swivels 360° and tilts 170°, enabling you to position your monitor at the best viewing angle. Constructed with durable aluminum, the mount has protective rubber padding on top and includes two Allen wrenches for tightening the mount.
SmallRig RED KOMODO camera cage 3046
SmallHD FOCUS series
SmallHD FOCUS OLED series
SmallHD UltraBright series
SmallHD 500 and 700 series
Atomos Ninja series
Atomos Shogun Flame
Blackmagic Video Assist 5"
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K 7"
Other accessories with a 1/4"-20 thread that weigh less than 3.3 lb
SmallRig BSL2644 15mm LWS Universal Lens Support (Dark Olive)
The dark olive BSL2644 15mm LWS Universal Lens Support from SmallRig can be used to support a longer lens on your camera when used with a separately available 15mm LWS rod system. The rod bracket has a half-open design so the support can be quickly mounted and removed. This unit's center column attaches to a Y-shaped lens support and offers 0.2" of horizontal adjustment.
SmallRig Right-Side Wooden Handgrip with ARRI-Standard Rosette
Contoured for a comfortable grip, the Right-Side Wooden Handgrip with ARRI-Standard Rosette from SmallRig mounts onto your camera rig's ARRI-standard rosette. The rosette allows the handle to rotate 360° for your desired position.
Fasten the grip's rosette component to one of several positions on the grip using the two M4 screws to adjust its vertical position and rotate the rosette itself to your preferred tilt angle. The center M6 screw may be removed for use with a rig requiring a female thread. This lightweight right-side grip is constructed with rosewood and aluminum.
SmallRig 15mm Carbon Fiber Rod Set (12")
This 15mm Carbon Fiber Rod Set from SmallRig lets you attach 15mm rod-mounted accessories to your rig. These carbon fiber rods are 12" in length and, with the appropriate baseplate, will conform to the 15mm LWS rod standard for accessory mounting. The carbon fiber construction keeps these rods lightweight, while allowing them to maintain the rigidity necessary for accessory support.