Why I received it, I don't know.......I received an email from B&H Photo stating that the D1X has been discontinued and they will no longer stock them. Anyone else heard anything from any other channel?
Well I checked the Nikon Press release web page and there is nothing about the D1x or any other camera being discontinued. The B&H site lists the D1x on backorder for 2-4 weeks and says nothing about them not carrying it anymore. I really doubt that Nikon will discontinue the flagship of the SLR Digital line until they have a replacement in the marketplace.
Here is a copy of the email I received. Perhaps it is just a case of the combo of the D1X and the Colorvission Monitor Calibrator will no longer be available.
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 6:16 AM Subject: Product update from bhphotovideo.com
Thank you for your inquiry.
We would like to inform you that the Nikon - NID1XK - D1X 5.47 Megapixel Interchangeable Lens SLR Digital Camera with Colorvision Monitor Calibrator is discontinued and will no longer be available from B&H.
We look forward to your next visit to our site. Please feel free to let us know if there's any other way we may assist you.
Thank you, The B&H Web Team www.bhphotovideo.com 420 Ninth Avenue New York, NY 10001, USA 800-606-6969 212-444-6615
Often times, a retailer will list a product OOP when backordering may take longer than 6 weeks or are uncertain when thier importer/ distributer anticipate arrival of a product.
I sold cameras at Circuit City, three weeks after the CP2500 and CP5000 introduced in to the system inventory, (which we showed not stock of in our store warehouse) we were showing an OOP (Out of Production) status on the product, and this was bwefore we ever recieved our first shipment to the store. (CC stock NIK CP2500 and NIK CP5000) Another two months would pass when the CP 2500 appeared as a regular stock item and was in our inventory.
Another example was with our DPS showing Sony Playstation 2 as being oop, well as it turned out SON 97000 the sku was OOP, but was replaced with SON 97001, which was the same Sony Playstation 2 except for the fact that 97000 was produced in Japan as the 97001 is produced in Mexico.
Point is just cause an inventory computer shows something as no longer produced it means the item is no longer made, jsut that either the item is made somewhere else or there is a signigiant delay in the backorder of a product.
Aaron J. Heiner Team Coast Guard Photographer US Department of Homeland Security