I can't believe some of the comments here.
Its a fact that an iphone will be used by millions of people to create digital photographs with. I for one am not that interested in using one for the majority of my own needs. But I am interested in how they stack up against things like tradition cameras etc.
Thanks for the review - its of interest to many photographers.
Can I use my 4GB Sandisk clone CF card with this?
slsphoto: Lots of hype about super resolution and sharpnest....that's great, everyone wants that; but I haven't seen any bragging about super low noise or low light prowess. Makes me wonder...? I need to see a good review which determines if there is really any noticable image quality improvement over the D700, except in bright light with the highest resolution lens.
I don't care about video; I'm one of many advanced amature/semi-pros trying to create the best wall art I can; more for love than money; often shooting low light land/sea/cityscapes.
Don't forget low light performance and high ISO performance aren't always the same requirement.
I shoot low light landscapes - eg last light of a sunset - but shoot at 100 ISO because the subject isn't going anywhere, I want maximum quality, and I'm using a tripod.
This camera will most likely be amazing at low light, low ISO landscape photography. I don't want to shoot landscapes at ISO3200. Hmm I guess it would be nice to freeze leaves on a windy evening - but yeah not at the cost of noise in the rest of the image. I wouldn't shoot a landscape at ISO3200 on a D4 unless there was some unique requirement to record that scene in a certain way.
Ruy Penalva: Goes OLPF out and get a moiré reduction tool in!!! If it is to have moiré why do not leave the OLPF in place?
Errm... you might want to go back and read about all this again :)
Obviously if you had to use software moire reduction on every image (or even on a high proportion) you wouldn't remove the OLPF and charge more for it...
Its for people who believe they'll benefit from extra detail in the images and these images are mostly the sort that won't suffer too much from moire (or at all).
Of course anyone might still take some images that suffer from moire so the software tool is useful for this.
For instance I'll mostly do natural landscapes but perhaps I might photograph my sisters wedding one day and have to fix the patterns in her veil or something... or the odd pattern even in my landscape images (eg sand ripples on a beach).
abolit: what is so special about the D3S that can't be done with some other cameras?
That sounds fast but remember the subject isn't 10 meters away or something.. so the actual movement of the subject across the image frame isn't anything like that sounds...