As usual with hotly anticipated camera releases, delivery times are all over the place.
This is what I have been told.
– Hong Kong has a release date of December 23, 2009
– A Swiss rep has said dealers in Switzerland should expect a couple of cameras to show up before Christmas.
– In Canada I`m told to be prepared for mid January for the first consumer deliveries. Professional customers may receive cameras before that.
– In the States, I hear lots of conflicting stories. All of which say the camera should start shipping after new years.
We usually see cameras trickle out in Asia before most other places. We`ll be keeping a close eye on that.
I`m exciting for the first unboxings!
in japan canon rep said Dec 26 (schedule)
who is your supplier? I bought one by conrad, but didn’t hear anything until now…
from the conrad-website (switzerland): delivery by 04.01.2009
should get mine on the december 24th (i’m still in hope…), also baught it in switzerland
I’m canceling my 1DMIV order tomorrow. I don’t know if I can switch over to Nikon though. I’d lose so much on equipment. I guess Canon has me for now. Perhaps I’ll save up a bit more a shot both systems. That is an option. Looks like the D3s is out of stock for awhile though. I’ll just keep enjoying my 5D and wait another two or three years to see if Canon makes a camera that will work for me. FF with megapixels between 14-18 and much better low light capabilities and fast autofocus. Yes, something like Nikon makes:). The 1DMIV just isn’t worth it to me and doesn’t seem to be near good enough in low light situations like I need. Good luck to everyone else that opts for it. I hope it suits them well.
I’ll have to be a Nikonian in heart only for now.