That is interesting, but the comments that follow are even more interesting. I can't help but notice that they are similar to complaints that I see here. Like "The company doesn't listen to the customers, plus stuff unique to Nikon.
well, as a long time Nikon user recently went dual system I must say negative effects on QC dept on Nikon products are obvious and it is because they are trying very hard to make it as cheap as they can.
they are now going out of Thailand plant and planning to make almost 70 percent of their D-SLRs in Laos.
they should have priced the D800 around 4k , but they managed to make it cheap , with some annoying design flaws.
we had horrible left-side AF issue with our D800E and now dust issue with the D600 and D7100.
the D800 feels much cheaper , plastic and AF is not as reliable as that of the D700.
and there is no real successor to the D700, if there was a proper D700 successor. to be honest , I 'd never bought a couple of Canons.
the D800 is potentially a good camera but for very specific apps such as landscape,in which I am not interested at all, studio , product or location.
so many of us (Nikon users)do not consider it as a proper D700 successor.
but their main problem is wasting too much R and D and marketing money on an entry level cameras such as the One system and D3100, D5200 ,etc.
oh and they should not have wasted too much money on Aston Kutcher.