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Buying Nikon D 7000 2012/7/23 15:20
hi everyone.

Im going to visit Japan in the end of August this year. and I intend to buy Nikon D7000 in Tokyo.

however, I have several questions:
a) Is nikon D 7000 still available in Japan? I mean I want to buy the new one, not the second hand.
b) does anyone have any idea where to buy Nikon with official warranty, yet the price is cheap?
c) is Nikon that is sold in Japan made in Japan? when I visited singapore, Nikon in Singapore is made in Thai.

thank you very much for your response. have a good day! :D
by jasss25  

Re: Buying Nikon D 7000 2012/7/23 16:15
a) Is nikon D 7000 still available in Japan? I mean I want to buy the new one, not the second hand.

yes

b) does anyone have any idea where to buy Nikon with official warranty, yet the price is cheap?

Retail stores all charge about the same price, but you can find it cheaper online. Note that the warranty doesn't extend outside of Japan so if you want an international warranty you'll have to shop for international models (at considerably higher prices)

c) is Nikon that is sold in Japan made in Japan? when I visited singapore, Nikon in Singapore is made in Thai.

It depends on the model. All d7000s are made in Thailand.
by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

Re: Buying Nikon D 7000 2012/7/23 17:28
thank you very much yllwsmrf!
your answer is very helpful :D
by jasss25 rate this post as useful

Re: Buying Nikon D 7000 2012/7/24 07:14
If you look at Kakaku, you can find the cheapest new prices in Japan:

http://kakaku.com/camera/digital-slr-camera/ma_58/

Check prices in your home country to see if lack of world wide warranty will be a factor in your purchase.
One other factor: While the body of a DSLR is usually Japan only, the lens will have a world wide warranty. The only exception is Olympus, which has world wide warranty for both camera body and lens.
by Sandy (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Buying Nikon D 7000 2012/7/25 15:39
Do check prices in your home country and be aware of the current exchange rate of the yen as cameras in Japan are not necessarily cheaper by a margin than at home.

If you intend to use it during your trip, buying it at home does give you the opportunity to get the hang of the camera, explore the more advanced exposure methods for a few weeks like aperture priority, etc. and use them to your advantage during your trip
by Qaz (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Buying Nikon D 7000 2012/7/27 00:28
thank you Sandy and Qaz.
now I'm confident to buy in my country after seeing kakaku from Sandy and thinking of Qaz's suggestion.
by jasss25 rate this post as useful

Re: Buying Nikon D 7000 2012/7/29 13:53
back in 2007 when I first travelled to tokyo I wanted to buy a good SLR camera there, but I checked the prices and it was not cheaper. In addition it would be difficult to use the warranty here, and the possibility of having to pay at the customs when back.
Today, the yen is so expensive that I think it's not a bargain buying such stuff in japan. My advice is to enjoy the best food in the world, japanese food. This you cannot buy in your country.
by Joan0120 rate this post as useful

Re: Buying Nikon D 7000 2012/7/30 13:55
You say "In addition it would be difficult to use the warranty here," but you don't specify where "here" is!!!! I assume you must mean the USA.

Cameras ARE generally cheaper in the USA than in Japan, but this is not generally the case with other countries. Also, if you browsed the big stores in Japan, they are invariably 15-20% more expensive than what you can get them for in smaller shops seen on Kakaku.com

by Sandy (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Buying Nikon D 7000 2012/7/31 10:34
Sandy, I think we can assume Joan0120 is posting from Spain. Its in her profile.
by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

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