Hey all! I'm getting into the market for my first DSLR and was planning on buying the Nikon D5000 from Amazon until it got pulled from the site...presumably due to the power chip recall.
Now that it seems that Nikon is announcing the D3000 very soon, I was wondering what the turnaround time usually is between announcement and the product actually being available in store. From what I understand, the D3000 is just the D5000 without video, which may or may not be better suited for my needs (side question: has anyone used manual primes on D90/D5000 for video? How do they work? Is exposure wack?).
Also, I am leaving for Copenhagen on August 15th, so I was wondering if it would be reasonable to expect the D3000 to be available in the U.S. and at my door by, say, the day before. My other choice is to either wait for the D5000 to get back into Amazon, downgrade to the D60, upgrade to the D90, or switch to Canon or Pentax (the K20D looks interesting, I'm not a big fan of Canon's interface).
Thanks in advance for your help!