>Okay, y'all had a day to talk me out of this and (thankfully) >failed. I placed a pre-order for the D7100 with B&H >today! > >As much as I would love to think of myself as a first class >photographer after more than 45 years behind the lens, the >reality is this is just a hobby and a D400 or D800 would be >well beyond my needs. I prefer a smaller, lighter weight body >in APS-C format for my shooting style, so the D7100 fits me >perfectly. > >Thanks for all of your input and please carry on!! > >TomNJ You won't be disappointed coming from the D80. I got one of the first D7000 and the only problem I ever had was the oil splatter. Had to clean the sensor a few times and still do every once in a while but never considered it a big problem.
BTW IMO the D7000 is at least 2 stops better in the low noise department that the D80 so you should love the D7100.