Yes, of course the image quality is great, what did you think? The matrix meter seems way better than the D300. That could be a result of having more dynamic range available, who knows. Files definitely do not need as much sharpening. Someone mentioned that they read that the AA filter wasn't as strong as the D3/300. If that's the reason so be it but the effect is pretty dramatic. I have NR turned off in camera. Results at 1600 and 3200 are fine left alone. When I add 15% NR using NX2 the result is totally unbelieveable! All trace of noise eliminated and no loss of detail....way to go NX2!