Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nikon tries to spoil Canon's day, Nikon D90 briefly at Circuit City for pre-ordering!

Circuit City had briefly listed the D90 + 18-105 DX kit for pre-ordering for $1300. Link to a detailed screen-shot of the product page and specs via the Imaging Insider. The pre-order page at Circuit City has been taken down now. It looks like we have underground marketing guerrilla wars: Canon may have split its announcement in two and Nikon is trying to spoil Canon day. We won't let them spoil Canon day, so that's all we are going to write about this until or unless there is an official announcement. Camera companies, please stop wasting resources on silly games like this and instead please make better cameras :)


Anonymous said...

So, like Nikon called Circuit City to do this??? Weren't there earlier such reports when Canon was doing nothing? Come on, don't be so silly.

1001 noisy cameras said...

I don't know who called who! That's why it's underground viral marketing :) A lot of the "leaks" have convenient timing and geopolitical locations. Like Canon China "accidentally" leaking the 50D during the Beijing Olympics :)

John Esberg said...

Oh, how I love the wonderful world of marketing! Look, they have our attention. :-)

eolake said...

Beats me.
But I'm leaning towards the D90 rather than the 50D. Hard choice though.

Love your site.

By the way, re your site design: the billions of links at the top and sides, aren't they more a distraction than something people use?

1001 noisy cameras said...

Yeah, the D80 vs 40D vs D90 vs 50D vs D300 is going to be a popular railroad in the next few weeks :)

Good point @ eolake on the billion of links up top. They were supposed to be only the most recent announcements, but I forgot to "prune" them!