I looked at the newly released D700 and find it to be a very interesting release (not for me though). I liked everything about it until I saw its price. In my opinion the days of the $ 3,000 pro-sumer bodies are gone. I would have guessed for it to be between $ 2,000 and $ 2,500 to start with (mind you, it will get there fast enough :smile. I could see the D3's price when it was released, but the D700 seems overpriced to me. That said, this is just an observation. I will be clicking with my D2x for a good while to come - and happily so. I was ecstatic when I got it and, guess what, it works as well today as when I got it.