Release date for Nikon D300??

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Dave Phillips, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Anyone know te date. I want to get this camera.
     
    Dave Phillips, Sep 1, 2007
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  2. David J. Littleboy, Sep 1, 2007
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  3. Nikon Canada is claiming no price is set yet, and stop taking deposits,
    Delivery they claim is late December. Nikon's rep claims that Canadian
    retailers price is pure speculation (CDN $2100).

    I expect a typical Nikon claim Novemeber, ship single cameras a month
    for 6 months, until July (just like they did with the D70 and D200)
     
    Not Disclosed, Sep 1, 2007
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  4. Dave Phillips

    Don Wiss Guest

    This is what my supplier replied:

    I'll get you on the list as soon as we get the product number from Nikon.
    Don't hold your breathe, though.
    In Nikon terminology, November can actually mean February.

    Don <www.donwiss.com/pictures/> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
     
    Don Wiss, Sep 1, 2007
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    Toby Guest

    Price in Japan announced at 228,000 yen.

    Toby

     
    Toby, Sep 1, 2007
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  6. Dave Phillips

    Toby Guest

    Date announced in Japan is also November, and I'm sure it will be November
    here.

    Toby
     
    Toby, Sep 1, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    $1,972 US current exchange rate. Aren't they usually less expensive in
    Japan?
     
    Paul Furman, Sep 1, 2007
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  8. Dave Phillips

    babaloo Guest

    The D80 was available in volume on the day of its "release."
    However Nikon had months to stock up on the sensors from Sony because they
    were already in use on the D200.
    As the D300 is a new part it is likely that Nikon will be its usual 2-6
    months behind before the camera is available readily.
    The Nikon 18-200, an overpriced underperformer that triumphs because of VR,
    is perpetually in short supply, an indicator of Nikon's limited production
    capabilities, at least for lenses.
     
    babaloo, Sep 1, 2007
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    Pete D Guest


    Actually the D200 sensor is a different sensor to the D80, D80 is 2 channel
    read and the D200 is a 4 channel read sensor and certainly not
    interchangeable.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Sep 1, 2007
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  10. No.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
     
    David J. Littleboy, Sep 1, 2007
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  11. Dave Phillips

    Toby Guest

    When the D200 came out it was 198,000 yen.

    Toby
     
    Toby, Sep 2, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    $1,700 which is the same unless the exchange rate has changed.
     
    Paul Furman, Sep 2, 2007
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  13. Dave Phillips

    Don Wiss Guest

    In November and December 2005 the average was about 118.4
    It now is 115.83

    Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
     
    Don Wiss, Sep 2, 2007
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  14. Dave Phillips

    Paul Furman Guest

    I thought that's where our gray market stuff came from, maybe Hong Kong.
     
    Paul Furman, Sep 2, 2007
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  15. Nonsense! I got my D200 a month after its release.






    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 2, 2007
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    tomm42 Guest


    Rita,
    Just your luck, I was told up to a year wait when I first started
    looking 12/05. Some folks who preordered did wait 6 months for the
    camera. I got mine by jumping on an internet rumor Circuit City had
    the D200, at 10 AM I got the last of 6 they had been issued, once
    every two weeks. Since the D300 is all new I wouldn't expect them to
    be in dependable stock until spring/summer '08. But after the D200
    problems, maybe Nikon will build a larger inventory. I understand the
    D200 will still be sold at a reduced price.

    Tom
     
    tomm42, Sep 4, 2007
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  17. I know the D3 and D300 are going to be hot! With only 8,000 D3s being
    manufactured the first year it will be a goldmine. I got on two wait lists
    very early so the first D3 that arrives is going on eBay the same day. The
    day I got my D200 I could have had a second for eBay but at the time didn't
    think it was worth the aggravation. I won't make that mistake again.







    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 4, 2007
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    Roger (K8RI) Guest

    Like Rita, I had my D70 in just a few weeks. Should have purchased the
    200. the 70 is a nice camera, but the 200 would have better suited my
    needs/wants.

    Roger
     
    Roger (K8RI), Sep 5, 2007
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    Father Kodak Guest

    Quoting Rob Galbraith:

    D3 bodies are currently being made at a rate of about 400 per day in
    Sendai, but this will grow to about 600 per day in September for a
    planned ongoing production of 12,000 units per month.

    Read the entire story here:


    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-8742-9087


    The D3 (and 300?) will probably be widely available within a month of
    first sales, because Nikon is apparently building up a larger
    inventory pre-release.

    Father Kodak
     
    Father Kodak, Sep 6, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Let's hope they do an iphone-style repricing: $3,300 would be a lot
    nicer than $5,000!
     
    Paul Furman, Sep 7, 2007
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