John, since you claim to have seen the camera, can you say anything about any secondary LCD panel on the camera to replicate the information in the R-D1 dial cluster - memory, battery, quality and so on? Levers on the front of the camera? Anything in place of the rewind knob?
You mentioned it has no red blob, presumably, this was removed to disguise it?
Is the screen offset to the left on the rear panel?
Anything else you'd like to share with us?