>I did vote but would think it better if the D800 did not win. >The reasons given as to why the Sony's and Olympus are better >means the bias of the crowd is towards phone cameras and >pocket cameras. A win by Nikon would drive even more point and >shooters to get a camera that would be way too much for them >and the howls of AF or dust would only get louder.
Which brings up another point --- Nikon's marketing philosophy, or my perception of it.
I now get with my Wall Street Journal, almost every day, a four page, full color "Target" (you know, all the toilet paper and plastic utensils you will ever need) flyer loaded with Nikon products, including the D4 and D800.
Pro Nikon cameras at Target????
Here we have another case where somebody with too much money will say, "Man! 36mP!! I gotta have that one!!" And Nikon will get a return because of "fuzzy" pictures, or the buyer will bad mouth the D800 on some blog.
I'm reminded of a post here a couple years ago of a guy who wanted to take pictures of a wolf at 500 yards and wanted to know how long a lens he needed to fill the frame of a D2x.