My big question - is the shutter in the D800 any quieter than the D700s? And if yes, by how much?
It is very clear to me that this product line was conceived with very little Nikon USA/Europe input, and is designed primarily for the tastes of consumers in the Japanese home market. I think its a complete miss outside Japan -- too fidgety cute with too many little parts and pieces, all of which are far too expensive.
Outside Japan this product line will be an embarassment that will quietly disappear over the next year.