D100 to ship in a little over two weeks! (UPDATED)|
(Monday, June 10, 2002 - 15:50 EDT)
Nikon announces ship date for its upcoming digital SLR...
Nikon Inc. has just announced that its much-anticipated D100 digital SLR, which we recently posted an in-depth first look review of is about to begin shipping. First announced at the PMA show in Orlando, Florida on February 21st, the D100 will go on sale from June 28th, 2002.
If you're not familiar with the D100, it features a 6.1 megapixel (effective) CCD imager, 3008 x 2000 pixel image size, 1.5x focal length multiplier and compatibility with a wide range of Nikkor lenses and D-TTL flash units. Other features include five-area autofocusing, shutter speeds from 30 to 1/4000 second plus bulb, CompactFlash storage with Microdrive compatibility, and a built-in manual-popup Speedlight flash. At a weight of 24.7 ounces (approximately 700 grams) without battery, Nikon bills the D100 as the world's lightest digital SLR.
*Many* IR readers are eagerly waiting for Nikon to allow dealers to begin taking preorders for the hot new D100. As a service to you, you can register your name and email address here, and we'll notify you via email as soon as our partner Ritz Camera begins accepting preorders! (Note that this is a notification service only, not the preorder itself!) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
Also note that Ritz is still taking and filling orders on a first-come, first-served basis for the Canon EOS D60 - a model that is aimed head-on to compete with the Nikon D100. We'd suggest reading our in-depth review of the EOS D60, if you're not sure which of these impressive cameras will suit you better. Click here to place your order for a Canon EOS-D60! (The D60 has been shipping for almost a month now, but is still heavily back-ordered. Ritz has been getting good deliveries from Canon though, and has already shipped dozens of them to IR readers. Place an order now, and take advantage of their volume relationship with Canon!)
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UPDATED 2002-06-12 12:28ET: We've seen discussion around the web regarding the planned ship date for the Nikon D100, and would like to note that we're not just reporting the date listed on the Nikon website, but have had an independent verification from Nikon. Also, we've been asked if the camera is to be on sale from that date, or just shipping to stores, as the Nikon website states "deliveries ... are scheduled to begin June 28". The exact quote from Nikon to us was that "Nikon's 6.1 Effective Megapixel D100 Digital SLR Camera is Scheduled to Hit Stores on June 28, 2002". Hopefully this clears up any confusion!