No. It just means that you got some D5100's. I don't get the connection between mid-range consumer and top range pro bodies?
We (UK) had a spell when we were out of D7000's for a while - now OK - what does that mean?
Wait - didn't they have earthquakes/floods/tsunami out there recently? Maybe that has something to do with patchy supply..... ;-)
I don't buy those arguments anymore. In reverse order:
Factories are all back to 100% (according to Nikon) and they also say there are new facilities online. The D7000 shortage was because of the floods etc, all over with several months ago. It would seem that we have had 7k's 51k's 31k's all in stock here in my area for about six weeks or so now.
Remember the thread where we all grumbled about no D7000's anywhere? I said my local store had two in stock? They now have or claim to have all current DX bodies and can get a D4 on a couple of days notice (so the girl who I spoke to a couple of weeks ago said anyway) and for the price, I'd damn well hope so too! No D800's just yet for walk-in customers (of course a bag of gold might change someones mind), but....
Pro is D4/D800 kind of level now, the D400/D600 will not be "pro" (whatever that means and I am not asking the question as we all have our own ideas about that), but more likely upmarket/mid range consumer level.
We'll all see soon ... after the Olympics or perhaps 6 to 8 weeks time?
UPDATE: Just re-read it (I was rushing in the morning here), and this does read kind of harsh... so @spraynpray, I don't want you thinking that I am insulting you or anything. I just don't buy into the argument that there are (still) supply problems and we are (still) suffering from them; my feeling is that any continued delays in anything is down to ineptitude on the part of Nikon marketing dept and/or the phases of the moon. ;-)