OK, so here's what we think we know:
(1) This camera will be a lot like the excellent Rollei 6008 in terms of functionality and ergonomics, but smaller, lighter, and more modern (although the 6008AF is pretty darn advanced itself!)
(2) Waist-level finder and (eventual?) prism finder (I can't imagine them not offering one)
(2) Any version of this camera (
True?) will accept the new AF Zeiss Jena lenses for the 6000 series Rolleis, AND Schneider AF lenses, which have some wicked fast maximum apertures.
(3) 6x6 image circle (meaning I can shoot square on film when I want to!), rotating 6x4.5 backs so that you don't have to turn the camera (althought urning the camera will be a lot more practical than w. the 6008, simply b/c of the body size). It seems to be unclear whether there will be a truly rotating back (push a button and turn it), or whether it's a "remove, rotate, re-attach," which would be less attractive. But if I'm reading the ergnomics of the camera correctly from the pics, one should be able to turn the camera vertically and handhold it without too much trouble (Edmund, your thoughts since you've actually handled it? Also, PLEASE push them to make the back truly rotating if it isn't already)
(4) If you buy the Leaf version, it'll take the highly regarded Aptus line (this is the route I'll likely go), offering up to 39 megapixels and ISO 800. If you want the Rollei Sinar version, it'll take the highly regarded eMotion line.
I really can't think of anything else I could ask for in a MF camera system (well, a clean ISO 3200 would be cool, but doesn't seem to be feasible with the current technology). If this is correct (in fact, even if only MOST of it is correct), then, unless there's some bad surprise int he wings, all I need to know is (a) when can I have one and ( how much is it gonna cost me?