Just my $.02 here but the reason there is so much conversation and apparent disappointment with the 800 all boils down to this: a large number of people wanted and were expecting a D700 replacement. An excellent low light FX for less than $5000.00. The 800 may be a great body but it doesn't improve on what the 700 does best. It is not what many (including myself) expected. I love my 700 that I bought last December. Now I feel even better about buying it when I did instead of waiting for a replacement that is still non-existent in my mind.