Nikon D800 customers may face UK delays (update)
Nikon concedes that UK customers may have to wait to get their hands on the D800 DSLR, despite last week stating that shortages were limited to the Japanese market.
On 21 March, Nikon told Amateur Photographer (AP) that supply shortages would not affect the UK market, adding that it will ‘work to supply the D800 to customers as quickly as possible when it goes on sale on 22 March’.
Yesterday, however, UK dealer Robert White told AP that the D800 may not be available until early April.
In a bid to clarify the position, Nikon last night released a further statement which reads: ‘We’ve seen an unprecedented level of interest in the D800, with increased demand and orders for the new camera.
‘Whilst we are delighted that the D800 is proving incredibly popular, we recognize that this may mean increased waiting time for some customers.
‘We are working closely with our trade partners to maximise distribution and ensure customer orders are met as quickly as possible.’
Yesterday, Nikon announced that the D800 will cost £2599.99 – £200 more than it said the camera would cost when it was unveiled to the UK press last month.