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.