The place I shop at in Vancouver says they'll be going for $3100. (~$2000 US) People are getting on the wait list which requires a $700 deposit. They have no clue when they'll be in or how many Nikon will send them. My husband and I have been discussing the pros and cons and might get one later on.
Hello from another Vancouverite! Checked with my normal sources (Lens & Shutter, Kerrisdale, London Drugs) and no one can confirm actual price nor availability date. Heard thru the grapevine that the Fuji S2 has dropped its price because of the D100 rumours so I started looking for the Fuji Digital SLR (I have a friend who has the S1 and is very happy!). It's not available either but I discovered another new Fuji Digital that just came out ... the S602 Zoom. C$1199!!! I started researching into this unit and it may just be the right complement to my F100 System (with my 80-200/f2.8 & 24-85/f2.8) ... capable of effective 6MP (SuperCCDIII), 6X Optical Zoom (equiv. 35-200mm), lots of other great features at an unbeatable price. I finally decided not to wait (& suffer) for the D100 nor the S2, I went ahead and got the S602 and stuck a 1GB Microdrive in it! Excellent camera (esp. at this price) and quite portable vs. my planned D100 or S2 with my current lenses. I've taken a few 18MB TIFFs from this baby and they're just fantastic! Saved myself a few bucks and could wait for the D200 right now. Just a thought to share with all of you, in case you don't want to wait and prolong your agony.
>new Fuji Digital that just came out ... the S602 Zoom. >C$1199!!! I started researching into this unit and it may >just be the right complement to my F100 System (with my >80-200/f2.8 & 24-85/f2.8) ... capable of effective 6MP >Saved myself a few bucks and could wait for the >D200 right now. Just a thought to share with all of you, in >case you don't want to wait and prolong your agony.
I would rather put my Nikon glass to work than buy a stop gap camera. Thanx for the headsup though.
Hi Dean, I use Lens & Shutter for almost everything, but always for the large purchases. Great store to deal with. My husband went in today and picked up an SB-80DX for me and then put the deposit down for the D100. Looks like it might be July before we see them, but who knows... could be later. I honestly don't expect it sooner. If I don't like it I'll just use the $700 deposit towards something else in store... like several months worth of pre-paid film! If I do end up with it I look forward to having the 600mm focal length using my 80-400VR. That ought to make shooting some of those birds I've been after a little less challenging! Hubby already promised me the 1GB microdrive that he was sometimes using in his Casiopeia. What a great guy. Congrats on the purchase of your S602!! I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Here, in Montreal, two stores I called say they will sell for CAN $3,300 (around US $2,200.) You also have to be put on a waiting list, with a deposit of $500, and they can't tell exactly when they will get them. Pre-orders are due in a week or so. For new orders, they just don't know. It could go the the end of July.
Obviously whoever is doing their website has everything all screwed up. They have the D1X listed for $2949.00 and everone knows that'll never happen, and they have a D1 listed for $3449.00. They also have low prices on lenses, and they have off the wall high prices on memory cards and card readers. I think I know who this outift is, and if it's who I think it is they are not Authorized Nikon dealers and are not reputable.
If you go to the Nikonusa.com site, and click on the "where to buy" link on the D100 page, you will receive the following message:
D100 Digital SLR deliveries are scheduled to begin June 28. Information about authorized dealers will be updated as deliveries begin and on an ongoing basis. Please check back.
A couple months ago, I placed a pre-order for a D100 with my local camera shop for a deposit of $200. They expect to begin receiving the cameras tomorrow, but it is unclear how many of them will be available.
We sold a D100 in the shop I work in here in the UK on tuesday.... bummer was I was on my day off and didn't even get to see it, the thing was only in the shop about an hour (pre ordered) and the customer came and picked it up and took the rest of the day off work to play .... can't blame him ehh?
If you think you`re going to get that price (or any other product)at AM photo , I have a bridge in Bklyn I`m willing to let go of...cheap! B AND H B AND H B AND H............just remember you heard it here first while the order you`re waiting for doesn`t arrive from those "discount it`s too good to be true" stores.