Last night I had a chance to talk with my local Nikon dealer about the demand for the D800 and D800E. He indicated he is currently receiving 4 D800 units per shipment and getting one shipment per week. That is expected to increase a little as production and distribution ramp up. The current waiting list is for about 100 bodies - and the list is growing since new requests are still exceeding shipments.
The good news is the backlog for the D4 is almost cleared. They have a wait list of 15 units for the D4 right now.
#3. "RE: D800 wait list and shipments" In response to Reply # 0
Traverse City, US
Thanks for the heads up Eric
I've spoken with 3 major shops around the country just out of curiosity to see how their orders are being filled. All told me they recieved a couple of 800E's several weeks ago and haven't heard another word since.. this is from Calumet in San Francisco, Colonial Photo and Hobby in Orlando and Keeble and Shuchat in Palo Alto as well as a Ritz Photo in Sacramento. And the order list is growing. I'm expecting at least another month or more before I get a call about my 800E...I'm #5 on the list at Colonial.