I'll add to the chorus. I have a D300s and recently purchased a used D700, but for a specific reason. My D300s is great for landscapes, pictures of the forest, airshows, family photos, auto racing, you name it. But wildlife shots of animals in dim light (when they really like to come out), demands good ISO performance. My D300s didn't meet up to the challenge and most of the pictures I took of deer at twilight last year are either dim or grainy or both. So I'm using a D700 this year. But my D300s is still an excellent camera, and will go to the track and the airshow and shoot pictures of family and friends because it's great for that sort of thing.