Any sign of the D200 yet?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by DD, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. DD

    DD Guest

    It's December 13 an I'm wondering if anyone has taken delivery yet?
     
    DD, Dec 13, 2005
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  2. DD

    Darrell Guest

    Just read that delivery to Canada has been delayed, likely the same
    elsewhere.

    First shipment of Nikon D200 to dealers in Canada delayed
    Monday, December 12, 2005 | by Rob Galbraith

    Nikon Canada has delayed slightly the departure date for the first shipment
    of the D200 to dealers in Canada. That was originally planned for December
    15, 2005, to coincide with the worldwide ship date of the camera. The
    release of Nikon's newest digital SLR, says Mary Mulder, National Sales
    Manager for Nikon Canada, has been pushed back about a week, such that
    dealers can expect to see stock sometime towards the end of the week of
    December 19, 2005 at the earliest.
    Though we don't know the reason for the delay, it's likely because Nikon
    Canada has determined that they need to build a larger quantity of initial
    inventory of the D200 before they begin to supply their network of
    retailers. We also don't know if any other Nikon sales regions around the
    globe have similarly pushed back the release of the camera.
     
    Darrell, Dec 13, 2005
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  3. Thanks for the information - I was getting all pumped about getting mine day
    after tomorrow! Apparently I understand it's not uncommon for Nikon to not
    meet their scheduled dates.
     
    Chris Hutcheson, Dec 13, 2005
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  4. DD

    bmoag Guest

    More important: when is the "stripped down" D70ized version of the D200
    coming out? I presume the main difference will be more plastic and less
    metal in the body.
    I am astounded Nikon screwed the pooch with regard to the holiday marketing
    season in the US and the EU on this one. Canon always seems to time it
    right, but Nikon never gets their new product out there until the spring.
    And if they delay the step down version of the D200 until next fall they
    risk losing market share big time to Canon.
     
    bmoag, Dec 13, 2005
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  5. DD

    Tom Guest

    I just called my dealer. Supposedly Nikon ships on the 14th [or already
    has shipped depending which person in the store I talk to!] so I might
    expect mine soon, BUT, I live in California. Have no idea what the deal
    is for Canada. Personally, I'll believe it when I see it as I don't
    take too much stock in what info the poor dealers are given by Nikon.
    I'll be lucky to get it by Christmas!

    The demand is high. My dealer expects 40 in the first shipment but
    most, if not all by now, are spoken for. The Nikon rep is giving a demo
    of a D200 this week, so actually I won't be totally surprised if they
    arrive this week as it will prompt impulse buyers to get one. I know
    that the NYC dealers I usually buy from are "sold out" and heavens
    knows when more will arrive. If I were so inclined, I might be able to
    make a good profit by selling mine immediately but that isn't going to
    happen :) I made sure I was at the top of the list by paying in full
    before the camera arrived.

    Tom
     
    Tom, Dec 13, 2005
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  6. DD

    Father Kodak Guest

    California? What part? north? south?
    Well-known dealer, e.g. Samy's in LA, or just a local guy that no one
    has ever heard of outside of your immediate area?
     
    Father Kodak, Dec 13, 2005
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  7. DD

    Father Kodak Guest

    What defines a "stripped down" D200? the successor to the D70s?
     
    Father Kodak, Dec 13, 2005
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  8. DD

    Slack Guest


    Don't know about Samy's, but supposedly a Nikon rep armed with a D200
    will be at Paul's this weekend, if you're anywhere near the South Bay.
    _____
    Slack
     
    Slack, Dec 15, 2005
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  9. DD

    Father Kodak Guest

    South Bay in the LA area, or South Bay in the San Francisco area?
    Father Kodak
     
    Father Kodak, Dec 17, 2005
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  10. DD

    G.T. Guest

    LA county South Bay.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Dec 17, 2005
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