So, with all the wild speculations of the upcoming Scarlet release, personally, I just don't think we're going to see anything tremendously different from what we've already seen. Sure I'd love to see a bigger chip or more res, but for all the logical and obvious reasons that have already been posted, I don't think it's going to happen. The biggest change that I foresee is price.
The one speculation, however, that I'd love to see and some have already suggested is that the two known Scarlets have become one, making the fixed lens detachable. To me this would be an obvious "change" based on Red's philosophies.
1) A fixed lens seems like it could/would become obsolete. Not that I don't want one, that's actually the one that I'm eyeing, but wouldn't it have a much longer future if you could take that amazing zoom off and throw on a mini prime? 2) It seems more like Red to have one modular Scarlet than two distinctly separate Scarlets. Sure, I may have purchased the zoom package and you the mini prime package, but we swap lenses and accessories and configure our cameras a million trillion different ways like originally planned. 3) It makes more economic sense. If I buy a fixed lens Scarlet, aside from an accessory or two, I'm pretty much done. But if I can remove the lens, I'm also in the market for some mini primes. 4) A fixed lens doesn't seem as or very professional. Considering Red's quest to make only professional products, a fixed lens seems more akin to the soccer mom camera we heard about a couple years ago than the camera for the working professional. Again, not that I'm complaining, but here's to hoping for a detachable zoom.
Would some folks please advise as to why they think this could or could not happen?
Lastly, let's assume it doesn't happen and we still have two Scarlets, which is what I'm going to assume for now (or that they've postponed the fixed lens because of production issues). If one were to go with the interchangeable lens version, is there a zoom lens out there similar to the one on the fixed Scarlet?