I had put a ceiling at $5000 USD as my limit for purchasing a D2X. It could be close but looks like it will come in higher than my limit. If they have announced prices in Canada, have they also announced shipping dates for the first units?
digitalreview.ca lists the MSRP of the D2H at $4850 Canadian. But, that camera sells for USD $3199 at B&H, and I've seen it for as low as $2999.
Converting currency, that means the sale price at B&H is about 21% cheaper than the MSRP.
If we then apply this twisted "logic" to the D2X, we end up with a selling price of about $4939 CAN, or $4122 USD.
Still too much for my budget, but not obscene (considering the D1X lists at around $3800 USD). That seems to be in line with their current price points.
I am still keeping my fingers crossed that Nikon learned something about price point from D70 sales and gives us all a pleasant surprise in January (or whenever this body actually gets on the shelves).
Hi All: I just wanted to see if I was correctly converting the money. I looked in the Dec. 5 Sunday Los Angeles Times under Foreign Exchange Rates. It states 'Canada's foreign currency per US$' is 1.1900. So, I divide 6500 by 1.19 and get $5462US$. Right?
Doc, if you are right, being under $5000 would be nice. And going further with your logic...well, I like that even more.
What is a best guess amount of time for the price to lower? I know digital is an ever changing arena. I am new to pro level equipment (with a limited piggy bank), so to those of you with more experience any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Nikon Canada's and Nikon USA's pricing rarely have anything to do with one another. Take any number of items, compare the Canadian Retail Value from somewhere like www.vistek.ca to somewhere like www.bhphotovideo.com , take the exchange rate into account, and many times they are not even close. They are just numbers.
The $6500 CDN quoted was the max the camera is going to cost, and they may still adjust the price.
The camera will probably be delayed from it's initial expected shipping date, and with the fluctating dollar, may still have time to lower in price.
Of course here, our gaining dollar, is hurting sales, as many customers are flocking to the USAto make their purchases. And as the US Dollar is worth less, and less, fewer American customers are choosing to make their purchases across the border.