After creating quite a buzz with the Red One, Red is doing it again: They announced a small camera. A small camera with a 3k resolution. It is going to have a 2/3" sensor, a built-in LCD display and a zoom lens. The release date of the Red Scarlet is expected to be in the beginning of 2009.
According to rumors the price tag will be around 3000 dollars. That would (once again) be a phenomenal price for that kind of resolution. It would be cheaper than most cameras that I used in recent years and those had at best a resolution of 1920×1080. 🙂
The only pity is the sensor size. Many hoped that the Red Scarlet would have a full 35mm sensor. With 2/3" you’d still need a 35mm adapter for the 35mm feeling.
Here some of the announced specs from the red website:
- 2/3" Mysterium X Sensor
- 1-120 FPS (180 FPS Burst)
- up to 100 MB/s recording to dual compact flash
- 4.8" LCD
- 8x T2.8 Red Zoom Lens
- HDMI and HD-SDI
- compatible with many Red One accessories
- Wi-Fi control
The website also contains a thick warning that all specifications, release dates and designs are subject to change… and that you should count on it. 🙂