My D3s became my go to camera also. Had not thought about the video at all. I remain one of those Philistines who think that video belongs in a video camera. In fact, I could not, as of this day, tell you how to use my D3s video. I actually sold my D700 on Nikonians a short while back. Ironically, what I missed most from that body was the pop up flash! I know, I know, but it was really handy. I expect I will get an E only because my NAS will bug me if I do not. Common sense tells me that the price difference will pay for the battery pack. You know how that goes. About the time I decide, Nikon will be introducing the D900. Sometimes I begin to think they are getting to be worse than Apple. If you get another 800 series to go back in the studio, why are you not considering the E? Or, a D3x? That will give you the full pro D3 body with very little loss of real world mega pixel count. And they are becoming a real bargain.