While at WPPI I got it out of one of the BH Photo sales reps that the waiting list is looooonnnggg. He event mentioned of a famous video producer preordering 25 d800's. Sounds like the next 5d mark II to me. I remember going into a camera store and watching some indie nerds picking them up ten at a time. I waited almost 6 months for my first 5d mark II and Canon has much more efficient factories than Nikon when it comes to mfg in large quantities. I mean why are D7000's always sold out? They should be able to keep up with supply and demand. I'm worried I'll be waiting another 3-6 months for my D800's which I preordered on day 1. What sucks for me is I'm switching from Canon so for now I will be stuck using both systems since I use video a lot.