Price point is too high. $2500 would've made more sense. Until now Nikon was introducing it's top model at $5K and would follow with it's baby pro model at $1800. Now it's compressing those figures. The D700 at $3K, if you add the power grip it goes up to about $3300. And unlike the D3 I gather it doesn't come with Capture NX, so if you want that the price gap diminishes further. And D3 prices are falling. Seems to me the prices are so close that there's little merit in getting this new "Poor Man's D3." Don't get me wrong, it looks like a great camera, but I really don't think this price will last long, especially in light of the competition.