Well, I got the call today from my local camera shop. Their first shipment of Z8s will be there Tuesday from 2:00 to 2:30, and they have one with my name on it. I have to admit, I did not expect to receive one in the first shipment. I am a bit excited. I have been setting aside cash for a while now, so the timing was good. I cannot tell you how many times I considered buying a Z7II, thinking that Nikon would never release this camera, but I am very glad that I held out.