It's a great sale if you want the kit 24-85 lens, but from my experience it's pretty awful unless you really don't have anything else to use. f/3.5-4.5 and insane distortion at every focal length. It's sharp in the center but never at the edges.
This is a temporary sale, NR reports that it's only active until the 19th.
IMO despite the strengths of these new sensors, neither the 600 nor the 800 really hits the mark that I and many others are looking for. The 800 is too slow and its files are too unwieldy, and the 600 is too plasticky for my tastes. I would love it if they dropped the D600 sensor into the D700 body; I love my 700 and consider it the gold standard for semi-pro bodies even after the release of the D800.
Weekendshooter....i agree on the d700 gold standard...i switched from nikon to canon because the they didnt make the d800 a follow up improved d700...like with 8fps, 22-24 mp, and similar low light ability...that d800 would've been the homerun camera of the year...
... and people would have complained about an incremental upgrade only - as it happens with the 5D series
Nope, the D800 is amazing for what it is. It's the first camera of its kind, it's only normal to do some mistakes when you try something new. Buy a new computer, it's much less expensive than most high-end lenses