Saturday, January 5, 2008

Nikon D3 and D300 in-stock status

Since these two cameras have generated so much buzz, let's take a look around the net and see if any stores have the Nikon D3 and D300 available in-stock!

Nikon D3 in-stock status: in-stock! (two left!)
This super-hot DSLR is back-ordered at many places, but we did find two Nikon D3 units sold by Cameta Cameras on, but they sell at a 28% premium: the price is $6400 (instead of $5000). This is yet another sign of how much impact the Nikon D3 is having in the DSLR market. If you missed the latest Nikon D3 review, be sure to check Bjorn Roslett's review!. For more D3 previews/reviews, check the DSLR Review Matrix.

The following places are currently back-ordered: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon (sold/shipped by Amazon), J&R World, and OneCall.

Nikon D300 body only in-stock status: available!

The D300 body only is available at the list price of $1800 at: B&H Photo, J&R World (free shipping), Adorama, and J&R World and Adorama at Amazon.

Temporarily Out of stock: The D300 body only is back-ordered at, and at Amazon (sold and shipped by

Nikon D300 with 18-135 DX lens in-stock status: available!
The D300 is also bundled with the mid-range 18-135 DX lens. Those interested in getting this combo, can find it in-stock at the following places:

  • Amazon (available from Amazon itself, Adorama, Cameta Cameras, J&R World, and 17th Street Photo) at $2100.
  • B&H Photo $2100. S&H starts at $20.
  • Adorama $2100 and free shipping
  • J&R World $2100 with free shipping

    Nikon D300 with 18-200 DX VR lens in-stock status: available!
    The lens itself, the 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Nikkor, goes for about $700, so a reasonable price for the D300 + 18-200 VR kit should be around $2500. Anything over that means you are paying a premium because of limited availability of the D300 or this particular bundle. It is available from Cameta Cameras on Amazon for $2550. This kit is also available for pre-ordering at J&R World, B&H Photo and Adorama for $2540.

    Nikon D300 with 70-300 VR lens in-stock status: available!
    There are more bundles available, the D300 with the Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF-S VR Autofocus Lens. This kit is available from B&H Photo for $2130 after an instant rebate of $150. The lens on its own goes for $480. Also available from Adorama for $2129.

    Nikon D300 with 18-200 DX VR and 70-300 VR lens in-stock status: pre-order status!
    Adorama has a bundle of the D300 with the two aforementioned lenses available for pre-ordering at $2869.

    Nikon D3 and D300 reviews and previews
    For a list of reviews and previews of the D3 and D300, be sure to visit our new DSLR Review Matrix!

    Another sign of the Nikon D3/D300 mania
    When you are at the B&H Photo site for the Nikon D3 and you click on "notify me when the camera is in-stock" you get this message in a pop-up window:
    "Due to unprecedented consumer interest we are unable to add any additional correspondents to this list. Thank you for your understanding"

    So not only are the cameras back-ordered, the pre-order list itself is ...back-ordered! Wow!

    30-second Buying Strategy Session
    If you need the cameras now, buy it now. If you can wait, wait!

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