>I am curious as to why you think the D800 will be your goto >for sports ... I mean since it has a much slower continuous >shutter release ... > >thanks
Frame rate is not critical to me. It's helpful, but not critical. I grew up shooting sports with a manual winding film camera and was lucky to get a shot off every 2-3 seconds, and have it be in focus.
Far more important to me, is the ability to crop. The ability to crop and still have a significant amount of pixels means I can forgo buying VERY expensive longer telephoto lenses. The D800's ability to crop will mean I don't have to buy a 400/2.8 (which saves me ~$10,000), and I don't have to consider the 600/F4 (which saves me about ~$12,000). That's $22k I don't have to spend in glass, merely because a $3k camera will allow me to crop reasonably cleanly to those magnifications.
It's excellent ISO performance means I can use the camera in places I can't use anything I own other than my D3s cameras. That is a HUGE bonus for me.
The fact that it will also act as a primary fashion/studio camera also is yet another bonus, and saves me from spending $15k on the Pentax 645 I had been considering.
For me, this is the best bargain to come along from Nikon EVER.