>Hi Larry, does the D700 feel "snappy" like the D3 >or is it pretty much the same like the D300? \
That's funny. "Feel snappy?" Well I haven't handled a D3, so I can't relate it to that. It is a bit larger and heavier than the D300, although ergonomically, it feels very good to me. I also love the sound of the shutter, which is much more "snappy" and satisfying than the shutter sound of the D300. But, this is all so subjective, you just need to go into a store and handle one yourself.