Well it seems canon might go one better on nikon by releasing a DSLR with higher resolution video. This info comes from a remark made in the RED camera user forum by the head of that company. One could assume Mr. Jannard is probably in a better position than the internet rumor mongers to know what his competition is doing. The new canon is supposedly capable of 1080p (1920×1080 non interlaced video) with no frame rate mentioned whereas the Nikon D90 gives you 720p (1280×720 non-interlaced 24 FPS). My cheap ass monitor has a 1920×1200 resolution so why would I get a D90 when the canon could fill my screen. One reason not to buy anything is that darn RED CAMERA COMPANY. Yesterday and 8:39 P.M. mr. Jannard posted this
While (insert code name) is not a replacement for Epic or Scarlet, it is strategically targeted at the DSLR space. As Nikon and Canon release their 720P and 1080P, respectively, DSLRs with video capture… RED has a more advanced view of the future. We look forward to rapidly pushing the “big guys” along in feature sets and capabilities.
RED firmly believes in higher resolution, higher S/N, higher DNR, higher frame rates, smaller bodies, more system flexibility, and many more options as we move forward in camera development.
The strength of RED is in our sensor development program, REDCODE, and having no legacy platforms to deal with. That left us free to explore, develop and prepare to deliver a new platform. DSMC.
We think all our customers already know what the future will bring. They are just afraid to wish for it for fear of disappointment. Fear not. Sleep tight. RED is awake.