The news out of Japan overnight is that Epson is going to be re-introducing, in April, the Cosina-made R-D1 digital rangefinder camera that it discontinued two years ago. The new camera, called the R-D1xG, is essentially the same as the old one. It is modified somewhat in that it will have a larger 2.5" viewing screen, "improved shutter feel," and support for SDHC cards, but the Adorama News Desk says it will have the same 6-MP CCD APS-C (1.5X crop) sensor as before.
Before you get too excited, it's currently for the Japanese market only, and there's already a price on the Epson Japan website—300,000 yen, which translates to US$3,000+. That doesn't mean it would sell for the same price here, but it's an indication of the ballpark.
Old wine in new bottles? Still, choice is good.
(Thanks to J.W. Newton and others)
Featured [partial] Comment by Olivier Giroux: "It's depressing really. Is there a rule that says all digital rangefinders have to be thinly veiled attempts at grabbing cash from the specially price insensitive?"