yes you're right! I will certainly not "mess" with the Bios of my D80 before I go to New Zealand. If anything goes wrong, I want to have time to cope with it, although people report that it's no hassle (see here http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=217
With regard to when the new firmware shows up in production models, I would assume that with every camera that is now in production, the new firmware is already applied. The major question is: how fast is the turnover of your favourite dealer
If he is good, he can answer your question. But I'm sure that he also says that the upgrade process is no big deal and that you should not worry...
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