Yesterday I pre-ordered my D800. Today I called back to Nikonians to see what people were saying (I've been away, sorry. Won't happen again) I was initially horrified at the comments, convinced that I had made a terrible mistake - but I continued to read the whole thread.
I really can't remember where I saw it now but yesterday I saw some really nice side by side comparisons at high ISO where the D800 clearly 'looked' cleaner and better than the D700. Is this also going to be better than my D3s? Don't know - maybe once naturally downsized.
So, from what I read the D800 out performs the D700 in all respects with the exception of FPS. I love the MP count - gives me options and saves me buying that longer lens. I usually only use 21 point dynamic AF (Since my D200 and maybe I can move on from this) but I am looking forward to seeing how this performs with the Face Recognition etc.
I will use this body for weddings and portraits. For my sports I will stick with my D3s - and eagerly await a D4s? with the D800 sensor.
The only question now, is do I sell the D700 with grip, like I intended, or do I hang on to it for a while?
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