What is interesting is that they list 3 sellers (all of dubious reputation) at this price. I checked one which had a shipping cost of $499. Maybe I should add my name to the list - I'll sell you one at those prices, with the proviso that you wait until some time next year!
Will anyone bite on these ads?
Remember, don't believe anything you hear (or read) and half of what you see!
The Canon EOS-1DS DSLR with 11 megapixels is currently being listed for much more than the prices being quotes here for the D2X. It's specs are not nearly as nice as the Nikon are in my opinion. I would LOVE a D2x, however it is out of my price range by 2X.
I posted this in an earlier thread. Go to Cameracanada.com which is a Canadian online retailer with prices comparable to Toronto street prices. They are taking preorders at C$6,999. If you do the currency exchange math, it will put you in the US$5,000 ballpark. Gerry,
Sometimes the online shop software needs a price and if the shop owner doesn't now it yet he has to enter a phantasy price. Sometimes $0, sometimes $99999, just to show the people that the price is still unknown.
Don't believe everything you read!
"You cannot depend on your eyes (or AF) when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
Perhaps you are right about it being a dummy price or estimate. I guess my original point was (and I'm not trying to prolong the discussion) if the retailers are advertising C$7,000 and talking $7,000 verbally in the shops, there must be some basis to it. It's been a consistent estimate.
While I realize there is a race to get committed purchasers, I don't believe that a retailer would want to gather preorder information from their customers and come back with a price that is more than a couple of hundred dollars higher. It would be a good way to lose credibility and possibly high end customers. Gerry,
Perhaps someone at Nikon is reading our discussions! Cameracanada.com has just changed their price for the D2x to $99,999 with a disclaimer that there is no published price yet for the D2x. It would appear Nikon or another retailer objected to having an estimated price in print. Cheers, Gerry
RR price for the D2X in UK for the January launch is £3,4999.99, although like Len mentioned, the actual selling price will more likely be around £3,000. Nikon are also recently nocked prices off the D2H and D100 (which is normal when a new update DSLR is released). _________________________________________
Rumours are always dangerous and can be self-perpetuating. Can anyone tell me when Nikon normally announces "official" recommended prices in advance of the release of a new product? or do they? I'd like to get an Australian $ price. Cheers, Mark
<speculation> The official price for the F6 is 315000JPY. One month after it hit the shelves you can find it for 242000. We can thus forecast that the street price of the D2X will quickly fall below 500000JPY. It will probably stabilize around 400000JPY after a few months since street prices are usually around 2/3 of the official price in Japan. </speculation>
You will also find on the Nikon website the price of some new accessories like the GPS cable MC-35 (4000 JPY).
>The D2X will sell in the U.S for $4300 or less. >Could even be as low as $3,950.
I believe this is closest to the truth. A friend who is also a Nikonian happenedd to be at a major chain store a few days ago where a Nikon rep was talking with the manager about the D2X price point. The Nikon rep stated that folks would be pleasantly surprised. I think Nikon also knows that it needs to hit a home run with this camera to compete with/move ahead Canon. I'll be watching with interest as I plan on owning one of these puppies!