Summary: This camera is all I thought it would be and then a whole lot more. After having it for only three weeks I went and shot an event and was so pleased how many grab pictures where actually very sharp. I can't wait for High School football to start!
Summary: Great camera, BUT.....On my D3, the shutter is so loud and clunky that it cannot be used in many situations because it is too disruptive. My D300 is quieter, but both are much louder than comparable Canon DSLR's. PLEASE fix this! I cannot be the only one with this issue.
Summary: I am an international paparazzi and I use this camera as my backup in my bag along with using it in tight spaces such as clubs and other high security ares because bouncers do not like large equipment. The features that this camera allows to be added onto it is astounding that such a little camera can do such great things with lenses flashes and other add on technologies.
Summary: I love the quality of the images and just about everthing else with this camera. Dust on the cmos is a major problem. I am always having to clean it. I am talking about everyday use in benign situations. I also have the D300 and love the cleaning system on that camera. I am seriously considering trading down to the D700 for this reason and the fact that the pop up flash comes in very handy.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great dynamic range, Great Image Quality, high iso, Little noise, Strong Construction
Summary: I love this camera, I also made a very comprehensive decision prior to purchasing it. I rented a Cannon 1DS Mark III and a Nikon D3 and made a comparison. Of course I wish the Megapixles were higher as I a a commercial photographer who loves those extra details and the freedom to crop. I wish it had a Self-cleaning sensor, but i have also read that the Cannon 1DS Mark III sensor cleaning doesn't work all that well and i didn't have it long enough to make that decision.
Pros: Amazing ISO sensitivity, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction