>The focus was a bit slower, but I only got to test it with the >24-120 lens.
That's one of the things I've been wondering about. Everyone seems to have been assuming that the AF would be identical to the D3, but that's not necessarily the case. After all, the D300 has the CAM3500 (DX) AF system but is reportedly slower than the D3.
One quick test doesn't fully answer the question, but I find this report interesting.
>And it feels just like a D300. The camera is smooth as >butter, though now that I am used to the D3, it feels kind of >small, and I like the user interface on the D3's body more. > >The focus was a bit slower, but I only got to test it with the >24-120 lens. Image performance seems to be the same as the >D3. > >The camera feels light, and the cf door seems flimsy compared >to the D200, D300, and D3, since it's a sliding door a la the >Canon 40D. > >(I work at BH Photo, and Nikon's Technical Rep was in with one >today to show the sales staff. I wandered up from my >department to check it out, and he let me play with it cause >he knows I own a D3).
Is the 24-120 lens a new lens as it has the VR II designation or was that a typo on the B&H ad?