Lindy Stone , Apr 15, 2011; 09:13 a.m.
Weird, my D700 from 2008 is included in your link of This Best of 2010 DxO list.
Its 2011 and I've been using D700 full frame with Nikon made glass the past year. I parked all my Canon gear, though wife still uses it, I am waiting to see who blows my mind, Canon's 5D III or Nikon's D800. I'd like to trim down to one brand of kit but with the ongoing disaster in Japan I suspect I'm another year or two away from Canon and Nikon's next wave of affordable full frame cameras.
Stain free Pentax K-5 from the current serial number series 4xxxxxxxx sure looks sweet, a great choice for those who want a high end crop format dslr to drive their Pentax mount glass.
Pentax seems perfectly fine offering a $1,400 K-5 & $10,000 645D with zero Pentax choices in between.
What if one wants to drop just $2,500 on 24x36 D700, for more sensor real estate ?
Pentax owners then shop elsewhere or spend 4x the money ;^O
Silver K-5 at full list price sure sold out quick, huh ?
When are you going to buy your 6 month old technology Pentax K-5 Justin ?
I have to say the D700 from 3 years ago technology remains a fantastic camera!
Paired with my Nikon Japan 14-24mm 2.8 I am hard pressed to consider buying another camera from either Canon or Pentax.
One day Canon will respond to Nikon's 2008 D700 & I suspect the following month Nikon will then respond as well.