I shoot with both Nikon and Canon Both companies are awesome! However this camera is three steps apart. With cannon leading the pack over the last couple of years Nikon had to come up with something great and they did! With that being said there is more noise in the higher end of the iso range due to its ridiculous amount of pixels, it's not actually more you are just more aware of it. It feels sleek and the menu is simple and intuitive in design. I shoot with the 5ds and & 7Ds and 1Ds. The menus are not user friendly period. The feel is better than the D-700 and if you are shooting with 85 1.4 the shots are absurdly sharp it shoots in the Quality range of the 1Ds. with the 45mm tilt shift the soft transition is to die for the quality of shoots with top end Nikor or Zies lenses is unparalleled. In stark contrast to the 5D MkIII it has at least 20% better image quality with around 60% more detail and is 500 bucks less is there any reason these are sold out till next year in many stores?
Go to Amazon and order it now to have Nikon D800 cheapest price.