>When most of us went from 4 to 6MP to 10 to 12MP. There was a >lot of talk of motion blur, and a lot of tripod upgrades. But >we were focused on clean files at 100%. It seems likely that >with the D800 handheld in low light downsizing will play a >role - it simply wouldn't be reasonable to shoot for a clean >file at 100%. I'll be interested to see how this plays out.
My argument to these things is simple. Wedding photographers, fashion photographers, studio photographers, etc, have been shooting on 2x2, 4x5. and 6x7 handheld for YEARS. With WAY more resolution than the D800 is going to be able to muster. You see any of those guys or their customers complaining? No.