This is not something out of Star Wars or a new Lego kit for the holiday season, but the new RED DSMC (Digital Stills and Motion Camera) System. Pick a sensor and build a system around it. From Engadget.com
The system starts with your choice of the professional Scarlet or “master professional” EPIC brains which can then be bunged into about 2,251,799,813,685,248 possible camera configurations, RED only half-jokingly chides. The brains are built upon Mysterium-X and Mysterium Monstro sensors which start at 2/3-inch and end at a whopping 6×17-cm — when a new sensor comes out you just upgrade the brain. Scarlet will launch in 4 choices ranging from $2,500 (and possibly less) to $12,000 with a variety of lens mounts (yes, Canon and Nikon) capable of shooting 3K @120fps on up to 6K @30fps. Epic will offer similar mounts with capabilities spanning 5K @100fps ($28k) to 9K @50fps ($45k) — a 28K system hitting 25fps is expected in 2010 for $55k. Still image resolutions will range from 4.9 megapixels to a freakish 261 megapixels.
261 megapixels? Gonna need a lot of harddrive space to deal with that much info.