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Nikon USA, UK set price and delivery date for the D2X  
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 | by Rob Galbraith

Nikon USA and Nikon UK have today set the price and ship date for the D2X.

The new digital SLR model will begin shipping in the U.S. on February 25, 2005 at an estimated street price of US$4999.95, says a statement from the company released this morning.

Nikon UK has also set February 25, 2005 as the official ship date. A press release indicates that the price will be £3499.99 (though whether this is the expected street price isn't noted in the release).

It's likely that the ship date announced by Nikon USA and Nikon UK will be the same in most Nikon marketing regions worldwide, though the few other Nikon web sites we surveyed this morning didn't yet have new ship date information listed.

Nikon USA has also announced that the AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED will ship sometime this month, and that the manufacturer's suggested list price (MSRP) - which is usually higher than the actual selling price - is US$5999. Nikon UK has set the price for this lens at £3999.99, and indicates that the lens is now available.

The contents of today's Nikon USA press release is below. The D2X page on Nikon USA's Nikon Digital web site has also been updated with price and delivery date information, as has the D2X page on the Nikon USA site itself.

Nikon USA Press Release


Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce pricing and availability for its highly anticipated D2X professional digital SLR camera.  The camera will begin shipping on February 25, 2005 with a suggested street price of $4999.95 (MSRP $6299.95).  Designed as a truly versatile workhorse camera for many professional disciplines, the 12.4 million-pixel D2X blends for the first time the high levels of resolution commercial clients demand with superb image quality, color consistency and class-leading speed.  The D2X can comfortably shoot full resolution 12.4 million pixel images at 5 frames per second (up to 21 consecutive JPEGS and 15 NEFs), and when the situation demands yet faster frame rates, the D2X has a unique 6.8 megapixel 'High Speed Cropped Image' mode that boosts the shooting rate to 8 frames per second (up to 35 consecutive JPEGs or 26 NEFs) by cropping the number of pixels used on the sensor to create the image. 

The D2x also supports a range of exclusive options that greatly enhance the cameraís capabilities.  Nikonís newly introduced WT-2A Wi-Fi transmitter achieves full wireless remote camera control and transmission, while the revolutionary i-TTL Speedlight technology included in the D2X ensures radical new possibilities in wireless creative lighting.

Nikon has also announced pricing and availability for its all-new AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED super-telephoto lens that features Nikon's remarkable
Vibration Reduction (VR) technology.  Initial deliveries of the lens will begin in January of 2005, with an MSRP of $5,999.00.  The AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED is the first lens to incorporate Nikon's new Nano-Crystal AR Coat, which demonstrates superior anti-reflective properties to virtually eliminate ghost and flare to provide clear and vivid images when shooting under powerful sunlight or indoors under spotlights.

Date: January 12, 2005
Source: Nikon Inc. (

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