By now, unless you’ve been living in a cage, you’ve heard of RED’s official announcement of their 3k ‘consumer’ camera, the Scarlet.
Here are the official features, subject to change, according to the official brochure:
* NEW 2/3″ MYSTERIUM X SENSOR
* 1-120 FPS (180FPS BURST)
* UP TO 100 MB/SEC REDCODE RAW AND RGB RECORDING TO DUAL COMPACT FLASH
* 4.8″ LCD
* 8X T2.8 RED ZOOM LENS
* FULL AUTO OR FULL MANUAL SHOOTING MODES
* HDMI and HD-SDI
* FIREWIRE 800 and USB2
* STILL MODE
* COMPATIBLE WITH MANY RED ONE ACCESSORIES
* WI-FI CONTROL
Those same boards speculate the price of the Scarlet will be between $3,000 (3k, get it?) and $5,000. Depending upon accessories. All speculation. All we really know is that it will cost at base less than the Red One, which costs $17,500 base.
Without a set list of features or a set price, is it even worth getting worked up?