My brother has a D200 and wanted to get a D300. So, I'm selling my D300 to him and I am going to buy the D700. I'll sell his D200 for him..... Some recent shots I took of cats in the yard under cloud cover, in shade, gave me "unacceptable" results due to the high ISO used. Now, I don't need high ISO for landscapes - I set to 200-ISO and f8, then let the shutter spreed do the work. What finally decided me were rumors of a D400 to be announced in March/April. The idea of leaving my D300 for so small a jump made me decide that rather than do that I would jump all the way up to the D700. And no, I won't wait for a D700s and would never consider a D3 sized camera. My biggest dilemna was that I would have to sell my Nikon 12-24/4 DX and 18-200VR DX lenses. I will sell my 12-24/4 DX lens and replace it with the Nikon 17-35/2.8. But, for now I'll keep the 18-200VR because the D700 does automatically switch to DX when it sees that lens. The issue there is that the switch also means that instead of 12.5 Megapixels at full-frame, you are then using only 5 megapixels in DX mode. As a walk-around lens, the 18-200VR is just too wonderful to give up right now, at least until I see how the 5 megapixels do, I know that above about 30mm I could still use the full-frame, but we'll see! I have not ordered a D700 yet. I'm waiting on the 17-35/2.8 first. But I'll probably order the D700 in the next month or so. I'm headed to Fort Lauderdale for two weeks at the end of March, and with luck I'll have a new camera to take along.