This must be the highest megapixel camera in the world, correct me if I am wrong! This camera shoots at 160 megapixels to create a native 6 x 17-cm image. It is packed with an ISO range from 500 to 10,000, a read-out speed of 300MB per second, and a shutter speed of 1/20,000th second.
So the next question is, how are you going to store such huge image files...nearly 1 GB per uncompressed full panorama! Certainly not on your 16GB SDHC card, nor the upcoming 64GB CompactFlash cards - but rather via gigabit Ethernet to Seitz's "state-of-the-art computer system", which translates to a decked out Mac mini.
So what will this much imaging power cost you? 45,500 Swiss francs ($36,266) for the "mobile version" and 42,300 Swiss francs ($33,715) for the "studio version", and we're assuming that the Mac mini is included for that price.
However, given that this camera isn't quite what you'd front for a down payment on a Swiss châlet, the 6x17 Digital surely must be affordable to average working-class Zürich banker set, no? You can catch a glimpse of this bad boy at the upcoming Photokina expo in Germany, or can throw down some serious Swiss coinage now to pre-order this gargantuan cam, which won't become available until early 2007.