Let's say Sensor+ brings it down to 15 or 20mpx,
but nailing focus is hard enough on 24mmx36mm Canon 5d2,
let alone 42mmx56mm size sensor.
I'm not an engineer, but it doesn't take a lot of foresight to figure Phase could use that pixel binning thing to drop it down to a 4 or 5 k video file.
Canon uses some kind of line skipping to get to 2k, because a 5d2 ain't shooting a 22mpx video file.
Now the next thing is how to process this stuff, cause we've been lightly color adjusting dailies for 10 days and it ain't easy or fast.
As far as RED's attention to detail, some things they're amazing at, i.e. camera build, packaging, forethought in use, somethings are just goofy lame, like half their instruction pdfs on how to install the red rocket are corrupted.
Sometimes with RED your flying blind, other times your just amazed at what they've done.
In regards to focus, focus ain't easy on anything moving, though when it's moving it's much more forgiving.
The Canons are hard to focus cause the lcd is tiny in comparison to the RED and a lot of people are using Canon's still servo lenses which don't stop at infinity and feel kind of funky when your shooting motion.
I can promise you, if my contax had a big ol' lcd those lenses would be a lot easy to focus than anything Canon makes for stills.
Everybody says bling doesn't matter, but the RED packaging is killa. When you drop that kind of cash, it's cool to get a package that looks like it's worth the skins.
I just got a RED Rocket in last week and the package is a work of art.
As far as how much RED makes, it's anybody's guess, though the word is they've sold at least 10,000 RED ONE's. Run the numbers and that's between half a billion to a billion bucks in sales and they ain't sharing it with any dealers, at least not yet.
With the Epic I'm positive they'll sell a lot more.