James Cameron Just Added 50 RED EPIC-M Cameras to His Shopping Trolley

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How's this for high-profile clientele, eh? RED has sold 50 of their EPIC-M pro-cams to James Cameron—at $58,000 each, that's a cool $2.9 million he just forked out. Now, I've heard of shopping-based envy before, but Cameron's taking his to a new level after no-doubt hearing Peter Jackson ordered 30 for The Hobbit, and Jon Schwartzman's shooting the next Spiderman with EPICs.

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I wonder if Cameron would indulge us in an unboxing of all 50 of those 4K EPIC-M bodies with titanium mounts, 5-inch touchscreen and solid state storage? [RED via Engadget]

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Not sure why you need so many. Even for huge productions like Avatar. I can think of a need for 10, maybe even 20—but 30 seems high and 50 seems dumb. Oh, maybe he needs two cameras for one rig for the whole 3D thing that everyone seems so keen on these days. I guess that would effectively give him 25 cameras. Placing him right, smack in the middle of my non-expertly established comfort zone.