Canon is now less sure about the availability of the 1D-X, probably pushed forward to end of April 2012. But Nikon doesn’t want to loose this battle and it seems that all the newly announced cameras will be (more or less) late:
- Nikon D4: Not before mid-March 2012
- Nikon D800: Not before March 22nd
- Nikon D800E: Quantities may be so limited that we start wondering whether this was a special order from one customer which was used as a marketing scheme (no availability date according to Amazon).
They needed to be fast to satisfy customers starving from a long period of time with no new cameras. Maybe the manufacturers, like Nikon, rushed too much.