>Wade -- Sizes of hands vary so much that it is just >impossible to design a camera that ergonomically seems like >"an old friend" to every user. The link in this >thread that allows you to compare camera sizes is priceless. >Cameras got larger and heavier as the FX format entered the >game. I think you are correct in that you will get better >used to your D800 as experience with it grows. In the end, >the camera is what it is -- I think we, are who will have to >adapt if we want 36 mpixels! You'll get there. (But wasn't >the D200 awesome?)
The fact that the D200 served me so well for so long (2005-2013) is amazing in the digital age. While I was always yearning for more resolution in my enlargements and dealing with high ISO noise, I absolutely felt one with the camera. Hope I get there with the D800 soon.
I just returned from shooting at an indoor soccer field with challenging light and the difference between the D200 and the D800 is tremendous. These newer sensors that can shoot in lower light make possible images I could never have had before.