RED announces DSLR-killer: the DSMC

It doesn’t have a catchy name yet (Crimson?) but RED is now officially taking aim at Canon, Nikon, and everyone else in the DSLR arena. In a forum post, Jim Jannard announced the Digital Still and Motion Camera, saying it is not a replacement for any RED products but a separate product aimed at doing to still camera makers what RED has done to digital cinema tech — which is to say, utterly leapfrog them.

Look forward to “higher resolution, higher S/N, higher DNR, higher frame rates, smaller bodies, more system flexibility, and many more options…” but not until late 2009. [Thanks for the tip, Mike]