Red's not the only one getting into the digital cinema game. The Canon EOS C300 Camera ($20,000) leans on the company's recent triumphs in DSLR video to deliver a unique camera aimed squarely at the motion picture crowd. Features include an all-new, Super 35 mm-equivalent, 8.29 megapixel CMOS sensor with oversized pixels for greater performance in low light and reduced noise, a compact body, a DIGIC DV III image processor, dual CF card slots, a full array of industry-standard terminals, and a front-facing lens mount capable of accepting either industry standard PL mount or EF EOS and EF Cinema lenses. The only downside? It peaks at 1080, so if you're looking to future-proof your footage, you'd best give Scarlet another look.
Don't let the name fool you — the Panasonic Lumix GX1 ($700) is very much a sequel to the GF1 that's currently doing duty around Uncrate HQ. It sports a black or silver body, a 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, the Venus Engine image processor for full-size shooting at 4.2fps, impressive low-light chops with ISO to 12,800, "Light Speed" autofocus as quick as 0.09 seconds, 1080p video recording, and a full complement of controls that helped make its predecessor such a hit with advanced shooters.