I wonder the same. And I am more interested to have Live View to the LCD screen. I am told that with the current generation of the CCD it is impossible!
Do you know who manufacture the RED sensors? I am reading that RED developed the sensor, but as far as I know they to not own the steppers.
RED uses CMOS not CCD technology. Their sensors are propriatery in the same way a few MFDB makers have done it lately, so I wouldn't expect them to show up in some other MFDB soon.
Note that they have just caught up with their backorder on RED ONE's and have now delivered +5000 camera systems. Quite good for a new kid on the block and especially when you think of that a typical RED ONE outfit is +/-25-30K$
None of their cameras have a ground glass, and they all shot RAW video and stills in full rez. It features a separate mode for stills which I hope is uncompressed unlike the video. There is no mechanical shutters limiting the flash sync, however a rolling shutter is used and that will not work well with a flash so how they have worked around that one is unknown. How the AF will function is unknown but there is AF and IS on their own lenses.
For the EPIC 645 you will need a storage module like a CF or SSD module, the remote control, the camera handle, lens mount and an EVF or LCD display. An extra battery module is optional as well as an IO module for advanced motion film setups.
Judging by their current price list this should add up to:
CF module 500$
RED handle (contains 1 battery)
EVF 3.000$ / LCD 2.500$
Lens Mount 500$
SUM 51.500$ Almost like a MFDB system here in Norway...
So will I get one? YES!
And they have screwed up the sensor size in the chart, the 617 is 168mm long not 186mm, both to be 6x17 format and to have square sensels.