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What I find curious is the timing. The delay was announced within about 10 days of the on-sale date. Nikon usually has gear in the shipping channels so that it is available on the same date in most parts of the world. In this case, I would think there were lots of D4s already in the shipping stream (and I'm also assuming that D4s have been in production for at least several months. At 3K/month, that's not alot and Nikon should have at least 10K ready globally at launch) which makes me wonder, if it is a firmware issue, is Nikon going to open each box and flash the cameras before sale, or are they going to recall several months of production to re-do them in Japan? Or, will they sell them to us and let us download our own update?
Here in the US, Nikon would probably just be getting D4s in warehouse to start shipping to dealers 7-10 days before launch.
Guess it doesn't matter in the long run, maybe the delay will bump me up the list a little farther.....