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_starterKomodo 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. 


New Arrival
  • 6K 19.9 MP S35 global shutter CMOS sensor
  • 16+ stops of dynamic range
  • Built-in Canon RF mount
  • Power: DC IN power port, two Canon BP style batteries
Body Only

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