We got our first glimpse of the new WEAPON camera, and now DRAGON upgrade pricing is back to what it was before December 2014.
While it was actually decided over the weekend and is unlikely a response to the ALEXA Mini announcement (though I guess you never know), Jarred Land and RED have dropped the upgrade price (for all upgrades) back to $9,500. That includes EPIC MX to EPIC DRAGON and SCARLET to SCARLET DRAGON and SCARLET to EPIC DRAGON ($9,500 x 2).
The price originally went up $3K to $12,500 because of a lower volume of upgrades, but now, in anticipation of a rise in upgrade volume, it's back to just under $10K. Jarred has said this will be at least until NAB 2015, but we will see if it is extended later than that.
Here is what Brent said on REDUser:
We will get that price changed on Monday back to $9500. If you pre-paid for the upgrade at $12,500 but have not had it done yet, you will get the $9500 net price.
Jarred basically announced it over the weekend (his response below):
ok. How about just from now till NAB then?
And Jarred before that:
If we hit the numbers then it will all balance out since its quarterly and those that paid the extra $12500 price we can credit the difference back @ NAB towards whatever is next.
So to recap, pricing is back to $9,500 for all DRAGON upgrades, but likely only until NAB. It will be interesting to see what comes next and if we'll get more details about the WEAPON upgrade before the show.