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RED shows working Scarlet camera

updated 05:50 pm EDT, Mon August 9, 2010

RED teases with working Scarlet digital camera

On the company's official forums, RED has shown off a working version of its long-expected and delayed Scarlet. There is also a link to a movie (MOV) that illustrates the fast autofocus function of the camera, as it's controlling an 85mm Canon lens in Single Shot AF mode. Despite these teasers, the camera is still not ready for a mass-market release, but the team at RED is still committed to the project.

Company founder Jim Jannard also let on that the camera will support PL-mount lenses, and compatibility with lenses is growing, with the current range set at about 10 Canon lenses and 10 Nikon ones. RED is also developing its own lenses. The forum conversation reiterated that the all-in-one camera will have a touchscreen, an 8X zoom lens, and a number of input options. It's still expected to be very competitive in entry pro cameras with a $3,000 price but a 3K resolution.

The camera was last promised for an August release, but recently overcome production delays have pushed it back.

by MacNN Staff



  1. byRyan

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I may need to change my pants!

    but yeah - august realease not looking likely... unless we are talking about 2011


    Joined: Dec 1969


    or 2012.

    yes...we all can't wait...or rather..will have to keep waiting.
    I suspect their competitors will have something around the same time they do at this rate...

    I also find it funny that their website still says on THE FRONT PAGE that the RED RAY is 2009.
    ha ha! mean the plastic mock-up box I saw at the Red Studio's a while back?
    I really don't understand why that front page has remained unaltered ...what 2 or 3 years now? on a product that has far missed the launch date...and hasn't been mentioned in a while - I'm just sayin'!!!

    Give it another year or two and the talk will be about 8k....better hurry up!

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Own lenses?

    RED's own lenses, the zooms anyway, are re-cased Tamrons. The 18-50 is originally a Tamron 17-50 piece of crud. Unfortunately, the reworking is only skin deep. The internal zoom mechanism is the cheap plastic original that doesn't track properly. Natch!

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