Here's the scoop, from my dealer. They are coming. They say the price should be $100 or less, but I'm inclined to go more with the Adorama report from their website of $140, seems more like what Nikon would do. As for getting one, according to Nikon, you have to purchase the ESC with the camera or within 10 days of the camera purchase to be eligible. I'm assuming they are making some consideration for those who already have the camera in hand until the ESC becomes available. The bottom line here, if you are planning on waiting for a while (after the ESC is released) you will be out of luck. Start making your plans now. I think I will spring for it if under $140, just one pixel mapping at the 3 year point will more than pay for itself. YMMV.