I work offshore and am in that environment a good portion of the year so I am definately getting one or the other. Im not new to photography. I started on an N8008 moved to an n90s an F100.Recently I finally bought a D80 as my first Dslr and I while I am happy with it I dont feel comfortable bringing it offshofre with me. I do though have a need for the D200 with grip, but I have the means to get D2xs. What I like is the weight. The extra Mp for cropping and that the most used functions dont have to be accessed through the menu. Its a pain in the a** sometimes. Who has real world experience with both and what would you suggest? Pros an cons?