Unless you are into video then the D700 should have plenty of technology to keep anyone happy for years to come. I have a D300, 7000 and the 700. I prefer shooting with the D700. The images have a quality that is deeper, richer and smoother (in my opinion) to those from either of the other two cameras. Add the battery grip and you get a good framrate The money saved can be invested in good quality lenses. I have done this and the results are well worth it. Have fun deciding!