I think they are terrific. And, yes, they debunk the hard to handle fears that have surrounded this camera.
Also... much of the credit for the clarity of these photos must go to the lens, at least as much as the camera. On this camera in particular, VRII really makes a difference. I'll bet that if you had taken the same shots with the VR off... not so good.
Your quote, "Your gonna miss 100% of the shots you never take, so keep shooting." made me think of an event I had today.
Driving along, minding my own business, and I saw two bald eagles on a snagged tree, not far off the road. With a D800 and a 70-300, I would have been able to get a shot with them filling the view finder.
Alas, no camera with me. Not even a Coolpix.
"Today is the tomorrow that yesterday you spent money like there was no"
Hey Henry, ISO was just a random choice. I was trying to see if handholding the setup was going to be a trainwreck or not. It was not.
The NR was on low because I did not see an 'off' choice.
Next to try shooting a show with it. Wish I had this 2 weeks ago when I shot the Rolling Stones instead of the Olympus OMD E5. I used the E5 with a Lumix 100-300 which was a 200-600 on the MFT. Had I had the D800 I could have cropped and still had tight images. http://www.roccosphototavern.com/
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Your gonna miss 100% of the shots you never take, so keep shooting.
Very nice considering ISO 500 The scene would have been considerably brighter at higher ISO. I have my D800 set for AUTO ISO 6400 for stills and it works even better still for Video in the dark. So a manual setting of 3200 probably would have been enough to "light it up".