I'm somewhat puzzled by Nikon's approach to pricing of the D800. I'd really like to know how they kept it at that price when it should have gone up.
I suspect they're doing one of two things:
1) selling with a really really low margin
2) using it as a loss leader for more lens sales where they turn a profit
... both of these are to try and (re)gain market presence that they lost to Canon with the 5D Mark II.
The 5DIII will very likely drop to $3000 as early as this fall, thus matching the D800 in price.
When this happens, do you think:
1) Canon will be selling the 5DIII with a really low margin
2) The 5DIII will be a loss leader
3) Even at $3000, Canon will still make a hefty profit
If you think the correct answer is 3), why do you feel 1) and 2) apply to Nikon but not Canon
Also, do you think the 5DII, currently selling for $2200, is a loss leader for Canon?