Adorama is now shipping Nikon D800 pre-orders that were placed on February 7, 2012. Adorama periodically sent email reminders that the D800 was on backorder but provided no additional information. Retailers have been unable to share estimated shipping dates due to lack of information from Nikon about the number of cameras they will receive. Customers may also find the camera through another source and cancel their pre-order, leading to additional uncertainty.
Previously, Adorama had only shipped the D800 to NPS members who receive first priority per agreement with Nikon.
Email confirmations with tracking numbers were sent to customers whose cameras will be shipped today. A copy of the email is shown at left. Some customers have also reported that their Nikon D800E and D4 pre-orders are shipping from Adorama today.
Since last week Amazon has also been shipping more D800 pre-orders. One batch was sent out in the middle of the week, and another batch over the weekend.