Nikon D800 shipment starts this week 0

Last week we gave you a handful of Nikon D4 updates, which included an unboxing video and sample shots. And now it’s the D800’s time to shine as Nikon Japan officially confirmed that they will start shipping the camera on March 22, 2012.

Here’s a rough translation from Nikon Japan’s official statement:

With regard to “D800” is scheduled to launch on March 22, 2012, has received reservations around far above expectations, that originally released quantity is not sufficient is expected in order to deliver I might get the time. We apologize sincerely, and that has the inconvenience to our customers has received wait.

Both Amazon and B&H Photo listed the D800’s released date as March 20th with an expected delivery date on the 22nd.

The Nikon D800’s price is around $3,000 USD and it’s still available for pre-order.

If you’re still undecided between the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III, be sure to check out our head-to-head specs comparison.

[Nikonrumors]