RED Komodo Has Officially Landed

RED has launched the black version of its 6K Komodo camera

It's been a long haul (and a long wait) for RED Komodo, but it has officially arrived. As RED does with most of its announcements, Jarred Land released a statement in the RED forum of its availability shortly after Panasonic released its compact BGH1 camera. 

As expected, the price for Komodo body is just under $6K for the body only, but RED has put together two kits: a Starter Kit for $7,200 and a Production Kit for $8,200. 

Komodo Starter Kit

Komodo Starter Pack:

  • Komodo 6K Camera 
  • 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’

Komodo Production Pack:

  • Komodo 6K Camera 
  • 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

Before its official release, RED went through a number of beta software versions (and colors) to get the cinema camera up and running. We spoke to filmmaker Tim Daust who got his hands on an early model. You can read all about his experience and watch several field tests here.

Future updates are expected to include phase detection autofocus and native support for the Canon RF mount. 

If you happened to purchase a RED Hydrogen, the company is still honoring the $1,000 discount, but only within the first 60 days of the Komodo launch. So you have roughly until Dec. 13, 2020. According to RED, in order to receive the discount, you will need to provide the IMEI number from your phone at checkout.

You can find out more details about Komodo over on RED's website.      

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Releasing a camera with a defective native mount, how embarrassing!

October 13, 2020 at 10:10PM


This is quite odd indeed. But hey, at least the EF mount works.

October 14, 2020 at 2:55PM

Eugenia Loli
Filmmaker, illustrator, collage artist

Using the elusive Canon BP batteries that no one can seem to get. Get your v-mount adapter before those sell out, too.

October 14, 2020 at 11:57AM

Pat Heine

The specs and body are everything I want and more. My only hang up on purchasing aside from the price is. I have yet to see an image that looks very film like out of it. It looks good but has a very video feel to it even with the great dynamic range.

October 15, 2020 at 5:30PM