At a time when technology companies compete with one another to give their target consumers the best value for money products, with as many flexibilities possible, RED Scarlet X 4K makes quite a statement with robust design. Known as the ‘epic’s little sister’, this camera matches to the standards of picture and video capturing in every possible way, with the higher-end variety available in the market.
With a price tag of $9,750, one begins to wonder how good a value for it is, because there is little competition in the similar price segment, vis-à-vis the features included. Depending on the need for resolution, this equipment can take in photos as 5K (5120 x 2700) at 12 FPS (frames per second), and 4K (4096 x 2160) at 25 FPS. The rate of video recording could actually rise higher if the resolution is lowered, to get a more detailed and clear output giving it more practical flexibilities. There is also a SSD card slot, where your memory card will receive data at 50 Mbps for recording, aided by RED’s patent ‘Redcode RAW’ format. This can then be transferred to other devices if needed be.
On the outset, the camera comes with a rugged grey colored body. At multiple places, the Scarlet monogram (red dot within a golden circle) feature instead of buttons used for control. Also, there are numerous accessories meant specifically for the camera, such as the tripod stand, lens, packaging bag which will be accompany the device on purchase.
For the enthusiastic photographer, we also suggest that you read through our coverage of the Gold plated 3D camera, which was nothing short of royal photography by any means.