Tue 07-Feb-12 10:56 AM | edited Tue 07-Feb-12 10:57 AM by LMMiller9
I know it is popular to explain why you don't "need" 36mpx, will stick with my D700, etc. However, now that the facts are not just rumors I have a few observations:
1. Nikon Rumors, as far as I can tell, was exactly right about every rumor. 2. The price of this camera is VERY fair given its extreme capability. If you need to buy a new computer or hard drive you really can't blame Nikon for that. You'll need to do that sooner or later anyway. And, the price difference between the D800 and D700 is virtually insignificant. 3. It appears (although we haven't seen comparative photos yet) that the ISO performance is either equal or very close to the D700's, which is amazing given the amount of pixels. 4. The video, which appears to be excellent, is just a big bonus as far as I am concerned. 5. Built in HDR is a plus. 6. Lighter than the D700 is a plus. 7. The ability to crop with little degradation in image quality for shooting birds and other wildlife is a huge plus.
I am glad I got on Berger Bros list almost 18 months ago and will be very happy to receive mine with the first shipment (I assume). I couldn't be more pleased with this announcement.