I bought one about a year after it was introduced. I had been using a D200. My experiences with the D700 have been terrific. I'm not sure why I bought a D4. I think my equipment acquisition syndrome caught me. Anyway, I kept me D700 as a backup and still use it quite a bit. Recently, I started playing around with remote flashes and found the pop up flash on the D700 a great convenience as it can be used as a commander.