Well, I have taken 10.576 pics in 3 months of my D80 ownership. In a year, it would be over 50.000. I read somewhere that shutter is somewhat guaranteed for about 50.000 shots. My questions are, What will happen if the shutter is already over 50k? Will I be able to replace the shutter once it's dead? Do you have any idea how much $ to replace the shutter? These questions are for my curiosity sake. I can always replace the camera once isn't useable anymore. But I prefer to stick with my D80, I will not sell it as It already has too much memory and buy another Nikon for primary body.