Nikon Coolpix A and D7100 Discounted Before Pre-Orders Hit Shelves
Even before the cameras ship, Best Buy looks like they’re discounting the D7100 DSLR and Coolpix A models, the latter of which has been the center of recent criticism for its high price in addition to that of compatible accessories. Save $200 on the Coolpix A and $100 on the D7100, officially beginning Thursday.
Last week, I wrote an article on the importance of the Coolpix A as a sign of commitment to a new form factor for larger-sensor cameras. While Nikon’s fixed-lens system isn’t the most flexible, $900 for what should be a great APS-C sensor (wait for more reviews to get in…we’ll see) is pretty darn good. What do you think?
The other odd part is that just about every major camera company, including Nikon, has instituted strict rules on retailers’ abilities to sell new products at a discount. Best Buy seems to be breaking from the herd here. Are we going to see these discounts elsewhere soon? Is this all a mistake (likely not…you can order now)? Accepting all comments below!