I agee with the D3x assessment. The point I was making is that the D800 is NOT a D700 replacement. Your point emphasizes mine. Recent purchases of the 700 look pretty smart now. What I don't like is that Nikon has apparently discontinued the 700 without a replacement. Assuming you don't want to pay $2-3k more for a D3s or D4. The D700 fits a niche alright. It was the only FX with great low light performance at it's price point.