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RED Digital SLR/Video camera

theorderingone 14 2.4k
13 Nov 2008 4:33PM
Does anybody remember the RED camera, you know the movie cam that can shoot 11MP @ 60FPS?

Well, it looks as though they're working on a modular still SLR/movie camera system as well.

Pictures here

and more info here

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NikLG 12 1.7k England
13 Nov 2008 4:37PM
Yeah, I saw that earlier today.
Looks incredibly unergonomic and unportable...

..and I thought the new Sony dSLR was ugly...it's a thing of beauty compared to that... Smile
Metalhead 10 1.9k 2 England
13 Nov 2008 4:55PM
Looks like it should say "Lego" on the side...
csurry 16 9.2k 92
13 Nov 2008 4:57PM
Did someone in the design department have some left over lego and meccano?

Britman 11 1.7k England
13 Nov 2008 5:05PM
if this does turn out as is, then it's a quantum leap in the video/stills market. The video should be able to produce Hollywood grade footage.
Leif 13 722
14 Nov 2008 11:12AM

Quote:It's a sound concept.

Video too.
Leif 13 722
14 Nov 2008 11:13AM

Quote:When they say "specifications and delivery dates are subject to drastic change" that leaves them a lot of leeway to produce nothing like what the pictures suggest. Vapourware?

They have already stormed the cinema market with their earlier products so this is unlikely to be vapourware.
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
14 Nov 2008 12:39PM
The latest Red camera is projected to go on sale in Spring 2009.

The Red company decided on some changes of direction with its products earlier this year.
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
14 Nov 2008 8:24PM
With the global financial crisis maybe there will be a sharp increase in the proportion of movies which are low budget?

Perhaps Red will be a company with the right products at the right time. Stranger things have happened1 Wink
spaceman 14 5.3k 3 Wales
14 Nov 2008 11:39PM
It's good to see that they're supporting natives.
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
15 Nov 2008 12:30AM

Quote:Red haven't got anything that can't be easily copied.

Unless their stuff is tightly sewn up with patents! Wink

Quote:Ask yourself why Red can't keep their mouths shut about what they intend to produce whereas the big names indulge in secrecy and NDAs. It's as if they're trying to attract a mate..

Yes possibly. It's the sort of thing you might see on Dragons' Den! Grin
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
15 Nov 2008 2:27AM

Quote:Terms like DSLR killer are great for grabbing headlines

I think Red have been a bit silly about this - but it is part of their slight change in direction.

Still, we are told that over 4000 Red One cameras have been ordered. It is not quite clear how many have been delivered but it may be into four figures. Not too bad for such a small outfit.

But Red do have some competition in their own field: the Dalsa Origin and the Vision Research Phantom come to mind. I'm not really familiar with these, but I don't think they have as high a resolution as the Red.
Mustavacanon 12 79 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2008 9:37AM
If I re-mortgage the house,sell the wife and kids I`ll be able to buy one...........I think not!

15 Nov 2008 10:18AM
261mp should keep the pixel peepers happy and the camera ahead of the canon G series for another year or two.
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
15 Nov 2008 7:39PM
What are you going to do for the week that it takes to download the pics?

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