Nikon Price Increase Set for Later This Month

Nikon D7000 & 18-105mm

It looks like Nikon may be increasing prices of its products again – just in time for the holiday season.

The price hike was tipped to Nikon Rumors from a retailer who received a notice from Nikon, which stated, in part, as follows:

On Sept 1, Nikon announced that there will be a new pricing policy going into effect on all Nikon DSLR, Lens and Flash product.  This will go live October 16, 2011.  What does this mean?  Any retailer that prices Nikon DSLR, Lens or Flash product below their National price will be in a violation of the policy (Unilateral Pricing Policy = Maximum Value Policy (MVP).

Note that the current Nikon DSLR and lens combo rebates have been extended through October 15, which is the day before the price increases are cited to go into effect.



  1. says

    What’s more important is the fact that Nikon’s factory in Thailand has been shut down because of major flooding. The D7000 and D5100 may be in very short supply in a month or so!
    Nikon’s Thailand subsidiary, where it manufactures digital SLRs such as the D7000 and D5100, numerous mostly consumer-level interchangeable lenses as well as camera parts, was forced to cease operation last week ahead of anticipated major flooding of the industrial park in which they’re located. Significant flood waters did arrive last weekend, swamping their facilities.