Whether or not you’re interested in a camera that can shoot both video and stills, the modular Red system is very compelling because of it’s upgradeability, versatility, and the high frame rates. And innovation is always good for the consumer. It raises the stakes for manufacturers and almost always results in better products and lower prices. The Red DSMC system won’t be for everyone – it’s bulkier than most digital SLRs and costs far more than the average photographer would even think of paying. But for professional photography and multimedia studios, it will be very attractive. The price of the system will seem crazy to the average consumer. But a professional commercial photographer might pay for a camera like this in one job.
Supported sensor sizes range from 2/3-inch all the way up to the 6×17cm. Most still photographers will probably be interested the $7000 (Brain-only price) Scarlet S-35, which supports Nikon, Canon, or Red’s own PL lens mount.