Thanks for weighing in on this thread. I'm still debating, and currently shoot the D7000. I like it, but since I have large hands, I like the feel of the D200 (my previous camera) better. I'm leaning to the D800 at this time, mainly because of the autofocus. I particularly appreciate your comments about traveling with the D800, as I have read those reviews that limit the D800e to a "studio" camera. Since the pixel pitch is about the same on the D7000 and D800, I reason that if I can hand- hold the D7000 and take sharp pictures, I should be able to do the same with the D800. Do you agree, or am I missing something?