RED’s new prototype Helium sensor has been given the highest ever score recorded by testing company DxO Labs.

RED’s new Helium sensor earned an unprecedented 108 point DXOMark sensor score.  DxOMark sensor scores are determined by a panel of imaging experts who use a systematic testing process to measure the ISO sensitivity, noise and colour sensitivity of each camera’s RAW sensor performance.

DxO said that “RED’s prototype Helium 8K sensor has shattered our previous top DxOMark sensor score. With a dramatic jump to 108, it leaps past the only other sensor to have broken the 100 barrier – RED’s own Epic Dragon prototype (101 points). We first reviewed a prototype RED Dragon and were suitably impressed by the high score it achieved despite having a smaller-than-full-frame sensor. We’ve now tested a prototype of RED’s new Helium 8K, and it has earned the highest sensor score we’ve seen to date.    

Jon Creamer

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