... > >The D800 could have been a good solution to the D400 problem, >albeit at quite a price. But, from a sports/wildlife >perspective it suffers from two fatal flaws... > >1. It does not shoot 8fps *in DX mode* and I can't see any >engineering reason why not. It is not a bandwidth issue; the >D600 pumps more megapixels per second to the buffer. It is >almost certainly not a shutter speed/cost issue; The D700 >proves that. > >2. It should have a Func button (Fn now) option to quickly >switch between DX (or 1.2, et al) and FX mode. > >If it had both those features it would 99% replace the need >for a D400. That Func button option is really important to me >and I can explain why if anyone can't figure it out. This is >a real mystery to me because it is truly cost-less, aside from >some firmware programming.
There is a way to resolve half of this. On the D800 you can set the DOF preview button to change between the four crop modes in conjuctiom with a command dial. You do not even need to move your eye from the viewfinder as your selection is in the viewfinder.