Originally Posted by Tugela
Because they are still using them doesn't mean that there isn't newer technology being developed out there. They will use the equipment they have.
Fact is that the MX sensor is based on technology that dates back at least 3 years or more. You would expect any new cameras that come out to have more current technology, so they should outperform older stuff.
Assuming the Red are still developing new sensors (or more accurately, their suppliers are developing new sensors) then you would expect those would outperform the ones used in BMs cameras. The same thing would apply to all the other camera manufacturers - they will all probably be introducing new sensor tech at some point in 2014 as it becomes available, and then it will be BM's turn to be behind the curve.
Red is still developing. The new 6k Dragon sensor upgrade camera out. It's the first digital sensor to exceed the dynamic range of even Super 65 film and has16.5+ stops of native dynamic range, new improved color science and even said to have an even better highlight roll off than 35mm film. Of course, despite the super high native dynamic range it still also includes the HDR-x Mode if you want upto about 21 stops of dynamic range. Base ISO of 2000 (cleaner than MX's 800), so it's also a low light beast. Scarlet can be upgraded to Dragon for $9,500, which gives on access to 5k resolution at 1-60fps, 4k at up to 75fps, 3k at up to 100fps, 2k at up to 150fps, 16.5+ stops of native dynamic range & the new color science..
Most likely BMD is already looking into the next sensor they'll use for an upcoming camera. I'd be surprised if they announced anymore cameras in 2014 after doing so two years in a row, but now I think nothing they do will surprise me. I'd say 2015 though they will have new cameras by then for sure. Regardless, BMD putting out a 4k camera at all on par with a $15,000 Scarlet for $3,995 and no rolling shutter is very impressive. BMD will most likely remain behind the curve. They are simply using off the shelf sensors with good specs, not developing new state of the art sensors like Red, but there's also a massive price differential between the two. Expect Red to stay ahead in features and overall quality, but a HUGE premium over new BMD cameras and expect BMD to come in under the radar with some very respectable specs at a fraction of the price by 2015.