I'm holding a D700 I don't use as a back-up. After I get my 800 I'll let go of it. The battery count is misleading as hell. Nikon is saying that is the least you should expect. You can figure that they have quite a bit of cushion built in. At the very worst case, the shutter goes south, you get it replaced I don't know how much it is but that's only a fraction of the whole camera. If anyone believes the camera is shot after the magical number, call me, I would be glad to buy it for scrap.