Tom Nokin: "basic edits can be made via a dedicated button that pulls up Nikon's NX-D software" What does that mean? Is it no longer possible to edit basic parameter of a picture without Nikon NX-D? One of the nice features of View NX 2 was that basic changes could be done within View NX 2 and that these changes were saved within the file. You could save the changed file with a different name to keep the original image unaltered. Nikon NX-D saves the changes instead in a seperate file.Also, no shadow slider any more? Nikon makes very fine cameras, but its software has never been on the same level. Nikon could do much better so provide a professional solution that fully utilizes the edge in image quality of Nikon sensors instead of leaving customers with unsatisfying solutions.
The biggest problem with editing RAW on viewnx2 is that the NEFs go up in size by about 25%. Using a D800 thats a lot of space.