UnChatNoir: Nikon always made camera's with modest but very high quality sensors, and with not the biggest list of (useless) features. The D800 seems to be a camera for an engineer, checking a dozen of settings before shooting pictures. For those that like to impress best friends or neighbors with pictures of the dog in front of the house. Those that push people out of the way in a tourist attraction with the biggest tele while making a lot of fuzz. Be honest. What is this new, crazy Nikon pixel-race? Photography is creativity even beyond imagination. Don't believe your pictures will improve because with a 36.3Mpixel sensor in your camera - a D300 or D700 will still do the job. Also a Canon 5D, even first edition. I've got somehow a feeling that this camera is Nikon's biggest exaggeration and there might be some (bad) surprises in this concept we don't know yet. If you intend to buy this camera I would also put some extra money aside for the new PC & tons of diskspace: you'll need it.
@WmCRoberts, they did mention the filesize of the card in the preview (which is likely where you got the figure from). Most digital photographers are WELL aware of the relationship between MPs and MBs, so it should be no surprise to anyone here that more RAM and computing capabilities would be desirable. It appalls me that you'd expect a camera review site to mention that.
munro harrap: Someone mentioned greed. Manufacturers are like bankers. They gamble your money ( yes you pay all developement and production costs when you "upgrade"), to sell you a product already designed to be obsolete, as you present upgrade pays for the cost of your next one.
They hold back essential features deliberately to force you to upgrade again and again, or pay double for a D4 which , it is stated already allows full manual control of video during filming, for example.
If they make a mistake they add to the "recession", your recession too, because not a single design needed to be put into production until now, did it?
We could all still be using film. Silly us, clever them.
Wow. What a dark world you live in.
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