Does anyone know what is going on with the D4 delivery dates? I was told delivery in March I am now being told probably April (if I am lucky!) Apparently there is a problem with the firmware, does anybody know what the problem is? Would it be a good idea to cancel the order and buy later when the teething problems/bugs have been sorted? Anybody have any information/views?
Nikon ships their product when it is complete. They could have shipped the D4 with a firmware bug and just had owners perform an upgrade on their new camera. Nikon doesn't do that. The D4 ships with all patches to the best of Nikon's ability.
Canon typically has a few firmware patches over the life of the product. The Nikon cameras I've owned had one firmware update except for the D2H which may have had two.
We have all heard that there are firmware issues that has caused the shipping delay. That may be true, I don't know, but it appears the earliest D4's will ship with a XQD card and reader. That is very likely a cause of the delay. Sony wasn't ready.
If our D4's don't arrive by the end of next week, it will be in April due to inventory at Nikon. That is per NikonRumors.com. I have to think it is true. While researching April 1st for a photo project, Wikipedia was saying that April 1st starts the new fiscal year for all Japanese companies.