>I have very similar thoughts, Edward. > >I'll be watching reviews and evaluations closely, and may get >a D800 version in a year or so, but for the time being, I'm >quite happy with my compact D7000, and also want to see what >replaces the D300s. > >I'd like to go to full-frame, but will have to review the >advantages again versus weight and cost. Primes are also my >preferred lenses and I'd like to acquire another one this >year, perhaps one of the three you mention. > >As many have mentioned, I'd love to see a lower priced, >somewhat smaller, full frame camera, with no video functions >whatsoever, but I doubt that'll be offered. > >Cheers.
Interestingly, being old school, I did not think video was a function I would utilize or enjoy on a camera. But I was greatly surprised. With the D 7000 there a few scenes that one snap just cannot accomplish, that capture the essence of an area.. So I have gone polar opposite on that one. As we know, the D7000 should not be under rated by anyone and I will keep it if I go FX.
If (when) I go FX, I too, would like something lighter that I could take with two primes. Well, I hope Moore's Law starts advancing to Nikon FX cameras at hyper-speed. Nevertheless, I am quite certain that I will eventually wind up with the Nikon 800. It will be in one or the other version sometime after many have rendered their opinion and the bugs( if any) are removed. Based on what I have read, that is going to be an awesome piece of equipment. All the best.