What was a rumor over a week ago is now official:
"Nikon UK will be introducing a second price increase on the 1st March 2009 which will affect Nikon’s Imaging and Optics products.
The price increase is due to the relative weakness of Sterling and the continued strength of the Yen. A range of product groups will be affected however the Coolpix series and selected digital SLRs will not see an increase.
An updated Recommended Retail Price (RRP) list will be available to view on the Nikon website from 1st March 2009. Nikon will continue to review its pricing structures."