lIllIForgive me for being so out of the loop, but does the Epic have a different body design as the Scarlet?
I shot a Scarlet in the backcountry and was surprised by how fragile it felt. Coupled with the massive crop (in spite of its IQ), it pretty much turned me off of ever wanting to shoot a RED again.
The red epic and scarlet are very similar in body.... but very different in specs. I assume you were on the scarlet mx? The scarlet mx does not have the power to run the full sensor of the mx (cropped in). I also assume you were shooting hfps? If so higher fps on the scarlet causes crop in as well.
When shooting on the epic mx you can do 5k at 100 fps with the full sensor 1.3 crop (in between apsc and full frame).
The new raven does 4k 120fps at a sensor of about 1.7 crop.
As far as fragile i strongly disagree. When shooting with the epic it feels like a tank. All metal and simple clean design. There is nothing really to break. I have had my epic in very harsh conditions and it has been 100% reliable and durable. From all the cameras i have shot the epic feels the most solid in terms of body.
In summary the epic is a very different camera from the scarlet. And for me red makes the best high end adventure cameras. Small, durable and reliable.