After gentely introducing them yesterday, they are getting along just fine. The D70 has become my "point and shoot" and the D200 will get the tough jobs:biggrin: Leaves the 4500 a little upset thought. The D200 after just a 100 shots is everything everyone says it is. Please don't shoot me, but for 15 years I was the advertising/marketing manager at Ritz Camera Centers during their growth from 21 to 400 stores. I had the use of many a fine camera during that time (favorite was an RB67 and a series of F's), but I don't think I've ever had a camera that felt as good and had everything I really need in such a small package. While I still think of the D70 as a "Modern Classic" for bringing the first very capable Digital SLR to the prosumer market, I think the D200 is a camera that can last for 5 or 6 years more for me. First thing I did was shoot some "black cat in a coal mine" shots - ISO800 was great, even 1600 was not bad - Noise Ninja really fixed any issues. Speed with my 80-200 f2.8 and 300 AFS f4 is significanly faster than my D70. After about 25K of shots I could get the birds in flight with the D70, but I'm sure that my keeper rate will be significantly better with the D200 which was the main reason I got the D200. I like the feel better with my bigger lenses, but can still see where my D70 and the 12/24 and 24/80 will be my carry around just in case there is a photo op camera/lens set. All in All, I can tell from the first day, I am going to like this camera. I don't know if I will "love it" like my D70 or Cp4500 which were really something special at the time I got them, but the D200 is clearly a better imaging platform. I shot about 10 images in raw with each of my lenses - 12/24, 24-85 D, 80-200 f2.8 2 ring, 300 AFS f4 (with TC1.4), and Tamron 90. All I can say is that at ISO100 wide open each past the CA, color and sharpness test. In fact the most surprising thing was that each looked better with the D200, with the 24-85 being excellent where it was just very good with my D70 (I think its the better AF system with the D200). I'm using compressed raw right now only because I only have 2 Gig and 1 Gig cards. But they look very good on my 19" screen.