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Subject: RED's new DSLR
Over on Wired's gadget blog they talk a bit about RED's new DSLR camera.  If you don't already know, RED made a huge splash delivering a $20,000 4000-pixel video camera that exploded onto the movie-making scene, being some 10-20% of the film cameras available.

Now they're trying to tackle the DSLR market, though details are scant at this time. 

My comment to the Wired article:

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I would imagine a camera like this would be aimed more at the medium-format market.  The DSLR market is already saturated with companies aggressively competing with each other for price, features and quality.  Can a small company keep up with Nikon and Canon's yearly release schedule, huge back catalogue of lenses and feature density?  Sigma, a company making lenses for decades, can't make a DSLR that competes effectively.  These RED guys are going to either license an existing mount (like Kodak and Fuji did, using Nikon's F-mount) or they're gonna be entering a pool of existing, ancient sharks.

There's just no demand for this thing: Nikon's D700 uses a full-frame (35mm-sized) sensor and shoots 8fps with a huge lens catalogue, and it's only $3k USD.  How on earth could RED compete, and why would they bother if the prices are already this low?  They're trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist, IMO.
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Well, it's out, and it's a fucking monster.

Wow.
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It's not a DSLR, it's a fucking tank that takes photos. Also, a 2/3" sensor doesn't hit my buttons, tbh, and the next step up costs more than a 1DsIII.
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