DxO Labs have announced that RED’s new HELIUM sensor has earned an unprecedented 108 point DxOMark sensor score, setting a new benchmark in image quality. DxOMark sensor scores are determined by a panel of imaging experts who use a systematic testing process to measure the ISO sensitivity, noise, and color sensitivity of each camera’s RAW sensor performance.
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). RED has made a name for itself by producing high-performance cameras intended primarily for cinematographers, but their low noise and support for 16-bit RAW output make them worth evaluating as tools for capturing still images.
“To achieve the best imaging technology on the planet, it starts with building the best sensors on the planet,” says Jarred Land, President of RED Digital Cinema. “This score from DxO validates all of our efforts and I could not be happier with our HELIUM sensor.”
Find out more on the findings at the DxOMark website – here