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They aren't just rumors, but I don't know how long it will last.
For $2k, shipped, with lens, controller, 32gb card, bag, etc. it's an absolute no brainer IMO.
I wish this was in the Christmas budget because I'd jump on it. Seems like Nikon is serious about the market and putting technology into photographer's hands. Canon OTOH, is well.... less so.
PS - D800 is on sale too..
Nikon is going all out to grab market shares.
BUT read what this Nikon expert, Thom Hogan, wrote on his blog dated Nov 30, 2012:
"Nikon will (barely) hit their Q3 estimated sales (Q3 for them is Oct/Nov/Dec), and mostly by heavy promotion and discounting. Basically everything will be on sale by the end of 2012, and backed with expanded coop advertising and spiffs. That's what it will take to make the numbers. Q4 (Jan/Feb/Mar) will be a tough slog, but given a few new product intros they probably will make their final projected numbers for their fiscal year.
However, I'm now predicting this: in Nikon's next fiscal year (starts in April), they will have flat unit volume, not growth. In the fiscal year after that, they will have unit volume decline.
Before some start writing that Thom's predicting the demise of Nikon, no I'm not. I'm predicting that flat sales and declining average selling price are going to make it difficult for Nikon to make a profit next year, and if that continues, they could swing to a loss position."
All this heavy discounting in their desperate bid to pip Canon in the market shares race is going to cost Nikon. Is it sustainable and worthwhile in the long run? We shall see...
But I hope Canon responds accordingly with heavy discounting too.... :Surely their 6D, 5D3 and recent lenses can be sold at much lower prices...