Dear Gary Samples:
Thank you for contacting Canon product support regarding the EOS-1D X. We value you as a Canon customer and appreciate the opportunity to assist you.
I do understand your frustration in the delay of the camera coming to market.
To be clear, we have produced the camera in limited quantities. You can see a short video shot with it by Tyler Stableford, one of our Explorers of Light.
We have not been able to produce the camera in larger quantities as quickly as we had anticipated, but keep in mind that this is our flagship camera, and so it is a little more sophisticated than other cameras in our lineup.
We have not issued any specific explanations about the delay in the camera's mass distribution, but it is not unusual for initial projections of a new product to vary slightly from the actual delivery date. On behalf of Canon I would like to apologize about the delay.
I know that it is disappointing when a camera is not available as early as we had hoped, and I wish I had more information to provide, but all I can tell you at this point is that we are doing our best to make the camera widely available as soon as possible.
Please let us know if you have any other questions about the camera equipment that we offer. Thank you for contacting Canon.