Friday, September 26, 2008

No more RED SCARLET, at least not as we know it...

Well, in the words of the RED people themselves, "We have changed everything about Scarlet because the market has changed and we have discovered a lot of things in the process. We have a new vision."

Given all the stupid ergonomics that can pop up with first models, as well as the troubleshooting that guinea pig early buyers often have to go through, this may be a wise move if it results in the (not too distant) introduction of a model with increased practicality. However, I know not what goes on in the minds of the RED people.

"Wipe you[r] minds of the past announced Scarlet. Forget the design and forget the price. It is all different now. We think you will be surprised. Glad we didn't take any deposits..."

I know a few people who were holding off on purchasing an XHA1, HVX or even EX1 because they were worshipping at the RED altar and couldn't wait for the ultra-affordable Scarlet messiah camera to appear. Well, with the interest they have made by not spending that money a year ago, they can now get whatever camera they were thinking of getting...and some Pez.

For confirmation and some ensuing discussion, feel free to visit this SCARLETUSER FORUM THREAD

Either way, it should be interesting to see what incarnation of RED prosumer camera comes down the pipe. Their foray into the higher-end cameras has visibly affected the market and the $3000-$8000 camera battlefield can only be made more sleek, versatile, practical and efficient with increased competition.

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