And then there are the cheap digital cinema cameras, which the scarlet announcement probably nearly destroyed with the early release date and consumer post hd cameras. The low end is virtually lost, not least because of just time. You notice that red has withdrawn from the low end market a few years ago, the time to strike was a few years ago, now commodity post fhd - shd cameras are coming out (due to the extensive time they have been able to do 4k cheaply). 4k is needed to just keep up with consumer, the next stop is 8k, but if they thought 4k was hard then 8k is going to be worse the industry does not have an adequate focusing solution for it, apart from infinite depth of feild fixed focus lens and auto focus (I do for my camera designs).
If only they had listened to people that knew the time line, they could have released a interim lowend 2 or 4k camera while working on and waiting for the scarlet range but some people think their smarter than others with a proven track record of estimating these things.
On the main subject here, good on sony, but is it going to be cheap compared to an engineering camera, or a imax camera? Yes 8k bins well to 4k (well the greens at least) and debayers well (panasonic now use this to produce 2k fhd in its top 4/3rds camera). I think i talked about doing this years ago. A 8k fixed Scarlet Dragonwith 4k motion and 8k stills is more ideal and we shoukd petition for it, with a 4k video and stills base model.