>Plenty of people bought the D3 and D3s even with teh D700 >being pretty capable in it's own right. It's a sensible >strategy and seems to be working for NIkon. > >"Why would they kill their new flagship D4 with a more >capable D800?" seems to me to be the more sensible >question.
They won't make a D800 faster than the D4, that is for sure. I bet it will have nowhere near the motor speed or processing speed as the D4, or anywhere near the high ISO performance either.