Thu 31-Jan-13 09:20 AM | edited Thu 31-Jan-13 09:21 AM by richardd300
<<Not a good bet, considering the problems with the first production of the D80, D5000, D600 and D800.>>
That reasoning wouldn't necessarily put me off buying one if I was inclined to do so. However, I see little value in buying a new camera at Nikon's inflated launch prices for at least 9 months. That would also give time to study reviews, real world experiences and for Thom/Darrell to produce another excellent book about the camera. If anything Nikon will have learned much from past experiences. Well I hope so.
The D800 was about £2500 ($3700)at launch with a price hike only a month later! 9 months on and in the UK, the camera can be bought for £1869 ($2800) a saving of 25%. This is the same price as the Nikon D700 sold at 9 months after it's launch. The D800 now represents terrific value for money and I'm sure any successor to the D300s or D7000 will do the same in time.
After the V1 price drop on the V2 launch, the D800 price hike after a month and now the inevitable price drop I am not donating any more money to Nikon for a while. So for me, although it's about product quality, it's equally about value for money