Excerpt: I bought this camera to get a second body aside of my D3x, and of course were very tempted by the high resolution of the sensor. I was not disapointed by the sensor, but I had to accept that the D800E is "only" a pro-consumer camera, which means it is not as sturdy as the pro bodies from Nikon.
D is for Dinosaur? Not a significant improvement over D700. And maybe my last DSLR.
15 July 2012
Summary: As a fan of Nikon SLR for almost 50 years, I am accustomed to ordering the latest and greatest without much thinking about it, and so I ordered the D800E. I had sold my D700 - which I and many others considered the best camera ever - a bit prematurely and had a long wait for its replacement.
Summary: As the title says, you can't blame the camera now. I've had the D800E for only a short while. I previously owned the D900 DX format - I loved my D90 and had a great 3 years+ with it, but came to realise that if I wanted the very best I needed the 800e - I also upgraded my lenses.