George Veltchev: D800 reminds me of the automaker Audi ! Desperately trying to convince the audience how their cars are better than the competition from Bavaria ! Unnecessary surgery, shark attack, scrofula. These are just some of things I would rather endure than a D800! This is a camera for the kind of chap who takes his wife for a dinner and then flirts with the waitress all night. Good! Ha ha ha ..remember the time not long ago when the Nikon users desperately tried to persuade us that a 12MP camera is all we need ! Now a 22 MP Canon seems lost in time ...Right ...he he...OK...OK if you do not believe on those samples as part of the DP preview go and find solace at some Nikon lovers club .... share your pain...you'll feel better!
If D800 is as good as Audi, I want it :)
D800 has a built-in Flash which allows use of CLS without purchasing an extra flash or a controller for most situations. That makes it even less expansive than 5D MK III.
daiviet: I am rather bemused by the preoccupation about noise and ISO settings evidenced in this discussion thread. The way that sensor technology is evolving along with image processing software, I believe that ISO-less photography has arrived. On my Nikon D90, I have shot pictures at ISO 3200 that are perfectly usable after processing through Lightroom 3.6. I always shoot with Auto ISO turned on, and so far it has worked for me. I expect the D800 will deliver a significant improvement over my D90.
How do explain that D7000 has better ISO performance than D300s?