Wow Nikon at least in the USA came in under the D5mk something with a far superior camera and it will beat the Sony A9 also. Got to give it to Nikon at least as far as US buyers go they are being very aggresive with what might be the best DSLR on the planet.
Alas it is still out of my reach but I am glad to see Nikon not get crazy with it.
Art would it be worth a trip to NYC and buy one here. If you need service you could drive across the boarder and mail it to Nikon USA in Melville NY.
At the current state of the dollar, $4266 is the price with a direct exchange. Nikon Canada lists it for $4400. $134 difference plus the tax. $151 all said and done. Not worth the trouble.
Where I might save would be to buy and have it shipped in the USA where there is no tax applied to the sale. Then, I would have to figure how to get it here without paying the tax.
$4,400 really translates to: $4972 at my door!
$4972 - $4266 = $706! That would be worth doing.
Get a refurb from Nikon Canada.
Ball Park, if and when on is available ... $3132.36 at the door, give or take.
May wait for that.
But, I am IN, which ever way I go.
The referb would have one less year of warranty, no big deal. And, maybe ... 1000 clicks, which is also no big deal.
My worry is QUALITY CONTROL. Herman made me think about his.
I may wait a couple of months to see how it shakes out. There will be a waiting list initially, just like the D800. Whether it goes 3-4 months or less is yet to be seen. Tons of chatter about the D850. I will look at Craigslist to see how many photogs dump their D8XX's for this. I suspect there will be a huge dumping, price drops and.... if so, this translates into long waiting lists. Also, to add to the wait, Europe will get their inventory first, followed by the USA and Canada last.
This camera is exactly what I expect from NIKON. I see absolutely NOTHING negative on paper, in regards to what they have done. They LISTENED to their customers, FINALLY!!!
GO TEAM NIKON!!