This looks to be an interesting camera, Nikon is making it their top of the line DX body so for ~1200 dollars it has: D300's AF with updated software from the D4 The shutter from the D300 and increased weather sealing to supposedly get it to the 300's level. 24MP sensor. No AA filter! The D800E has its canceled out but here it's nothing. 6 FPS, 7FPS in a 1.3x crop mode (which makes it roughly a 2.0 crop factor @ 15.4 MP). 1080P 30 FPS 1080i 60 FPS I've got some unique needs for a camera but I'll share my thoughts since some will cross over. The first is cost, not only is it a ton cheaper than the D600 the downside of needing DX lenses isn't so bad. On the used market their value has tanked thanks to FX so you can get a D7100 with 2 really good DX lenses for the price of just the D600. Keeping that 51 point AF is key, I love it on my D700, and here it covers most of the frame. A huge thing is how much this adds to the usability of my lenses. My 70-210 can be a 420 @ over 15MP! And it offers a 2.8 telephoto option for me. Right now the 70-200 is too heavy but Sigma made a 50-150 that's roughly the same weight as my 70-210 F4 Now 2 things that I need to wait to find out about, 1 is the actual resolution the sensor gets. Without an AA filter it has a good chance for it to be better than the D600. And high ISO performance, if they get it within a stop of the D700 (when down sampled, I don't care as much about pixel peeping) I'd be happy. Overall the D800 likely would still be a better camera for me, but at well under half the cost this little guy might not be giving up much.