With all the excitement about the RED camera, it's still out of the reach of most independent and student film makers. A couple months ago RED released some information about a new RED camera named Scarlet that will be out sometime early in 2009. This is a completely different beast than the red camera, in that it is a small fixed lens camera rather than a large cinema camera with a PL mount for industry standard lenses. But it does share a lot of the RED camera's DNA, including it's codec, raw workflow and a similar sensor design, but much smaller. It will shoot at 3K and will cost around $3000. Realistically to get a working package might be significantly higher, but probably still less than a Sony EX1 package. It will be capable of shooting high speed in bursts of up to 180 frames per second, and continual at 120 fps. It will have a 2/3" sensor, which will give similar depth of field to high end HD cameras and 16mm film. All in all, it should be a cool camera, and will make a great companion camera or stepping stone to the full blown RED ONE camera, and the new 5K RED EPIC camera that will come out next year as well.