Hello from another Vancouverite! Checked with my normal sources (Lens & Shutter, Kerrisdale, London Drugs) and no one can confirm actual price nor availability date. Heard thru the grapevine that the Fuji S2 has dropped its price because of the D100 rumours so I started looking for the Fuji Digital SLR (I have a friend who has the S1 and is very happy!). It's not available either but I discovered another new Fuji Digital that just came out ... the S602 Zoom. C$1199!!! I started researching into this unit and it may just be the right complement to my F100 System (with my 80-200/f2.8 & 24-85/f2.8) ... capable of effective 6MP (SuperCCDIII), 6X Optical Zoom (equiv. 35-200mm), lots of other great features at an unbeatable price. I finally decided not to wait (& suffer) for the D100 nor the S2, I went ahead and got the S602 and stuck a 1GB Microdrive in it! Excellent camera (esp. at this price) and quite portable vs. my planned D100 or S2 with my current lenses. I've taken a few 18MB TIFFs from this baby and they're just fantastic! Saved myself a few bucks and could wait for the D200 right now. Just a thought to share with all of you, in case you don't want to wait and prolong your agony.