Hello, I am a new user to this forum so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong forum. I got my first camera, Canon PowerShot S3 IS, roughly 3 years ago and have been photographing ever since then. You can see my photography at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/001fj/ I am planning to upgrade to a DSLR hopefully this summer. After many weeks of searching on the Internet and reading reviews and so on I feel that Nikon offers the cameras I am looking for especially the D700 (lets assume that its price tag is not an issue for now.) But recently I have been having doubts if I really need the D700 and if that the D300 wouldnt be more than enough for me. The reason I want to upgrade to a DSLR is mainly because of its high ISO performance. I frequently take pictures of my little nieces and nephew but the PowerShot S3 IS makes it almost impossible to focus on them and output decent (low noise) images indoors since kids are almost always moving. And also I like night photography without the blur or the flash. If I buy the D300 to save $1,000 then I have to buy DX lenses, but I am certain in few years I would want to upgrade to full frame and then I would have to not only buy a new Nikon camera but also new FX lenses. I know it is a big jump from a PowerShot to a full frame DSLR but I really dont want to spend my money on DSLR cameras that will leave me just as frustrated as the PowerShot. Id rather spend one or two thousands extra and get the results I want. Another thing I am concerned about is the D700 weight and grip. Since I am planning to buy it online I am not sure how it feels in the hand. And I do like to go for walks that last hours and take pictures so its weight might be an issue here. But I know that my next camera will be a DSLR and that means I have to get used to heavier cameras anyway. So my question is: how do you feel about the D700 is it too much of a camera or is it easy to get used to? And any helpful advice will be appreciated. Looking forward to your replies.