This should/could be the camera of the future. Especially since after NAB there were no "real" announcements of anything that comes close to the RED.
Maybe the Arri for film makers, but that is still not at the delivery stage yet.
The difficulty with RED is any real information. I thought medium format was a difficult buy in, in regards to real information and delivery times, but talking to RED is somewhat like calling the CIA and asking "what's happening".
Case in point. Yesterday called RED to buy a camera.
Me. Want to buy a camera with the X sensor, so do I come to the store or just order by phone.
RED Guy: Well don't come by today or tomorrow cause everything's at NAB
Me: OK so next week?
RED Guy: Well, yes, but we have no viewfinders and it's only the RED One with the old sensor. You have to go onto a list for the new sensor.
Me: How long is the list
RED Guy: Can't say that because you go into stages, you would be stage 4.
Me: Stage 4, well ok, so how long until Stage 4 gets the new sensor upgrade?
RED Guy: I can't say that because we have to reward the customers in the previous stages.
Me: So if I spend $50,000 for a camera I get the old sensor, have to wait for the new one, you can't tell me when and I can't get a viewfinder even with the old one?
RED Guy: Well, I can understand how this seems frustrating, but maybe you should wait for the Epic.
Me: OK, so how much is the Epic and when can I buy that one?
RED Guy: Well we have to first service the loyal customers that optioned for the Epic upgrade and we don't know how many of those they will be or when the Epic will be out.
Me: OK, so If I buy the old RED One today, then I sign up for the Epic upgrade how long will that take.
RED Guy: Well, if you buy a new RED One today that's not offered on the Epic upgrade.
So bottom line is buy used, but you have to find someone that has a certain serial number, optioned for all the upgrades, paid Red for the upgrades, you pay them for the old Red Camera, but the camera has to stay in their name to get the upgrades.