I think you hit the nail on the head, it's not a consumer camera, however many consumer level people on this forum have been confused by its appearance here on what I would guess is primarily a "consumer oriented" site, my only confusion was why it was posted here. I'm thinking with Canon now getting in to security and industrial imaging there ought to be a topic dedicated to announcements of this (non consumer) type product where we can avoid the confusion created here, and people who understand the implementation, strengths and limitations of this type of product can drool over them.
Neat that Canon is innovating though.
This is a QC production line and machining camera. Why can't the posters here get this?+1
Bottom line - this is not a consumer camera.
I think we are seeing it here because CR is broadening out bit by bit into a photography site. There are posts and forums for various brands of cameras, printers, computers, software, tablets, and even smart phones.
If nothing else, its good to learn new things, who knows, perhaps some day one of us might find that we need such a product, and knowing about them will be a help.