1. Haven't seen enough DX cropped images to base any knowledge on. As they are about 16mp then will they beat my D7000 in IQ?
2. ISO noise: Will the smaller sensor area utilised in DX mode produce less noise than the D7000 at the same ISO values?
3. I have seen many landscape/portrait images in FX, as yet nothing I've seen says "wow" to me and for all I know they could be taken with a D700. I suppose they can be printed to great sizes, but as I only print to 20x16 inches max the D700 will do that comfortably. How many people do you know who regularly print images larger than that?
Now, I'd like to see more images(and I've seen one or two at ISO800 which look very good), but how much were they cropped. I'm not a big cropper, but would like to see some at ISO 800-1600 cropped 50-60%.
Finally, I like to keep my preferred genres seperate, FX for landscape DX for wildlife and extra reach. I do very little portrait or wedding work now and what I do can be achieved satisfactorily to my satisfaction with the D700.
Basically, I would like a D300s with Expeed 3, 16mp and a pro build, I'm not remotely interested in video.
I am sure that the D800 will be the camera of the year. I am hoping to be convinced that it is a camera that will give me what I need and I'll buy one.