I have a 7200 & 7000. But I'm wanting a full frame because of its better performance of ISO control and also because of being full frame so I can get closer to the subject (like weddings). Here is what is important to me. 1. ISO control. - I shot at night of the milky way. - high school football games with poor lighting. - ufc MMA fights with decent lighting. - weddings inside and outside. - light painting (hobby) 2. Printing. - according to the print size chart for d3s I cannot go above 9x11 ...... While the d3x has twice the size. -my largest print was like a 16x10. And it came from my d7000. But with getting into weddings more and more. I know someone is going to want one image out of 3000 and want that one printed at 24x30. 3. Detail - wedding dress - landscape and/or micro. I like how d3s has a cleaning sensor in the camera. I don't care about fps. For my sports I do fine enough at 5. It's just the way I shoot. I usually have a good idea what's coming. And with practice practice practice, you'll get the basketball coming off the finger tips for the future and it becomes muscle memory. There might be sometimes I want the complete follow thru, but that's too rare. Therefore fps is not a deciding factor for which camera to get. I don't care for quiet mode or video. 99% of the time I never use them. Even on wildlife, and its because I'm so far away from the subject. So what is y'alls thoughts? Have the capability to shoot at 12,000 + ISO with no problem OR have better prints and detail? Also 90% of my pictures are on the computer. They get printed. But the prints make me money. But they are usally 8x10 to 5x7.