Last month, Nikon announced the 36.3-megapixel D800/D800E digital SLR camera which is scheduled to be available end of March, next week. But for photographer enthusiasts who are looking to get the camera, don't be surprised if the popular D800/D800E is out of stock in stores.
The Nikon D800 digital SLR camera is scheduled to go on retail in Japan on March 22 (and end of March in Singapore), though the company's web site states that to expect supply shortages. The Nikon Imaging Japan said that it has received pre-orders which are higher than expected, and the originally released quantity is not sufficient to meet the demand, and the company may require more time to deliver the D800.
The newly announced Nikon D800 is a full-frame digital SLR camera that is equipped with a 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor. It has a 100% video finder coverage, 51-point Auto-Focus system, high ISO range of 100 to 6400 which can be expanded to 50-to-25600 and supports full HD video recording in FX or DX format. The estimated retail price for the body is around 300,000 yen (US$3,580), while the body with AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens will sell at 400,000 yen (US$4,777). The D800E, which has the ability to disable additional filtering, will retail at 350,000 yen (US$4,180) for the body alone, in April.
According to Nikon Singapore, the supply shortage would not have a great impact to consumers here. In fact, the company will be releasing the stock to the market and making them available for sales from 22 March onwards. Consumers can make a visit to the authorized retailers and check out the digital SLR camera, before the stocks get grabbed off the shelves. For those who are worried they can't get the unit before stocks run out, can place pre-orders with the stores directly. However, Nikon Singapore was unable to comment on how long consumers would have to wait, if stocks did run out.