- at a D3 Nikon pre launch event I got good A2 print quality from the D3 on jpeg normal at 6400. I understand the D700 has identical sensor quality and easily out perms the 5D at high ISO with a better fps, buffer and AF. This would seem to put the D700 at best in class There are rumours about a D900 at Photokina which might if it comes be based on a Sony 22MP sensor. One thing is for sure - if there is a D900 with more than 20 MP - it will cost more than a D700.
Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.