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    Nikon D4

    There doesn't seem to be a thread on the new Nikon D4 (well a few untargeted or closed threads).

    So, who has one?
    Who's getting one?
    What prices have you seen (AU and grey-market stock)?
    What have you seen published in print or on the web?

    I have a price coming from my local camera store on one today or tomorrow, they are trying to get down to about $6,500 which seems like a reasonable price. I'm looking to buy in May and hopefully a friend of mine (press photographer) is keen to buy then too, we may be able to barter better if we buy two.
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    For those who are interested, the manual for the D4 is available from Nikon USA.
    http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/dslr/D4_EN.pdf

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    Weird that there isn't a thread on one of these particularly given that most Aussie retailers now have stock maybe the D800 stole the lime light.

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    There are samples a plenty available now ... HERE'S ONE.

    There seems to be a small incremental increase in quality overall compared to the D3s, at higher ISOs, and this appears to be mainly in better colour detail more than anything else.

    About 1 stop better ISO performance from the D4 compared to the D3s.
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    Thanks! Looking at that I can expect about 2-stops advantage in usable ISO. That will come in enormously handy for poorly lit music gigs.

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    I started looking into pricing today and had some interesting feedback.

    My local store said the RRP $7,499 but they could do it for $7,100 cash. They said that was absolute rock bottom and that Nikon had given them the best price they could. Looking at what other AU-stock storres are listing the price at I certainly believe them. However, I cam across a Melbourne-based online store which is selling the D4 for $6,567.80 including delivery! I emailed them and they said it is definitely genuine Nikon Australia-sourced stock meaning I can add it to my NPS membership (important).

    Has anyone dealt with DiscountCameras.com.au before? The testimonials on their site seems to show a lot of happy campers. You can pay via PayPal, so that offers some protection also. Apparently they will have stock by the weeks end.

    Another snippet of information I found out was there are 300 D4's on back order and Nikon AU get shipments of 30-45 in at a time. At that rate some people could be waiting a while!

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    Haven't dealt with Discount Cameras and I would be a little cautious, though their price is not ridiculously low like some other dodgy online sellers. If you are protected via Paypal I suppose it's worth a try.

    Cheers
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    From what I've seen it's ISO performance is very similar to the d3s, higher it goes but at the expense of detail....d3s seems the best buy to me....


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    I have a D4 on order at CameraPro in Brisbane. Expected delivery mid to late April....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEITZY View Post
    Haven't dealt with Discount Cameras and I would be a little cautious, though their price is not ridiculously low like some other dodgy online sellers. If you are protected via Paypal I suppose it's worth a try.

    Cheers
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    Interesting. D800, Australian stock for $3283.58 with free shipping, estimated delivery time 2 weeks.

    Hmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEITZY View Post
    Haven't dealt with Discount Cameras and I would be a little cautious, though their price is not ridiculously low like some other dodgy online sellers. If you are protected via Paypal I suppose it's worth a try.
    They do list their address on the site, and the guy was quick to reply to email (and very polite). I spend a fair bit of time on the mainland, I would be easily able to stop in there to "ruffle some feathers" if it didn't turn up. Agreed on the PayPal thing though. If I pay with my CC via PayPal then I'll have double protection, haha.

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    This is pretty awesome. Also shows the mirror box shooting 11fps, filmed at 1000fps.

    Last edited by BLWNHR; 05-04-2012 at 2:30pm.

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    AboutDiscountCameras you can look at http://www.nikon.com.au/en_AU/dealers.page and see. I'm not sure if you MUST be listed there to offer local warranty...

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