I'm a DP and Producer in Minneapolis Minnesota.
At present time - B&H Photo sells the drives (which the article names specifically) for $319.99 plus tax.
That's one fancy enclosure :)
Perhaps Red is getting a licensing fee as part of that?
I'm all for camera companies making money - if that means they release newer cameras with more features we want.
I do enjoy my BMPCC 4k and 6k though. Easy and cheap to kit out - plus a beautiful image to boot.
That is a huge bummer! Seriously, why did they not prioritize that critical feature?
It is not made to take pictures. Do not buy it if thats what you need
Sounds like they just raised the resolution of the camera?
Plus - pinch to zoom ?!? That's awesome!
Bummer the 6k BMPCC has the EF mount and cant use these new RF mount lenses.
Cool to see new glass though
What's the point of amazing auto focus if you can't tap on someones face and have the camera face detect / AF?
So yes - that would totally suck if it didn't have touchscreen.
It's not like they can't afford it - Sony sells $79 digital cameras - literally entire cameras - that have touch screens. So having a touch screen seems pretty reasonable even if you have buttons. It's just a better way to interface if they make the menu system useable.
Granted - I doubt it would be as easy as BlackMagic's touch screen system (known as one of the easiest menus) - or as big and beautiful touch screen as the new Black Magic Pocket Cinema 4k / 6k cameras.
Having the a9 auto focus engine without the ability to touch on a face and have it tracked is super annoying and just plain cheap.