I concur with the OP. The introduction of the D800 is a disappointment. It appears that the Nikon marketing department specified the camera specs and was the impetus for the D800. I was looking for a viable upgrade path from my already good D7000 to a new FX camera. I really didn't want to go with yesterday's (i.e., 3+ yrs. old, etc.) camera technology. What I was hoping for was a modest increase in resolution (i.e., from 12mps to 18 - 24mps). However, much more important to me, was that there be a significant step forward in low light capability. Unfortunately, this edition is not that step forward. The additional resolution is appreciated, but not at the expense of better low light capability. Moreover, 36mps is hardly necessary and, I think, is just a way for Nikon to pursue alleged superiority claims over Canon and other camera manufacturers. A more modest increase in resolution would have, I believe, been ample. What I really need, and hoped for, was better low light capability. Most of my photographs are taken indoors in average to below average lighting conditions. I cannot always use a flash. A better low light capability, with less noise at the higher ISO's, would have been wonderful. Hopefully, we will see such rationality implemented in the next Nikon DSLR iteration -- probably in 2015. I am not a real happy camper, Nikon.