Technically, the D7000 is a new class of DSLR priced at $1200, between the D90 and D300S. The D7000 has a lot of advanced features: A Nikon-designed 16.2MP CMOS sensor ISO 100 to 6400 plus Hi 1 and 2 A new Multi-CAM 4800 AF module with 39 AF points, including 9 cross type Up to 6 frames/second 100% viewfinder Dual SD memory cards Full 1080p HD video with stereo microphone jacks New EN-EL15 battery New MB-D11 vertical grip The D7000 does have a build-in AF motor to work with older AF/AF-D lenses that have no AF motor in the lens. It can also meter with AI/AI-S lenses that have no build-in CPU. photo.net has a preview article: http://www.photo.net/equipment/nikon/D7000/preview/ That link may not be active immediately. Please be patient. The SB-700 flash ($329.95) can be a Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) master or remote slave. As a CLS master, it can control 2 groups of remote flashes, similar to the pop-up flash on higher-end DSLRs. (The SB-800 and SB-900 can control 3 groups of flashes.) I suppose the 35mm/f1.4 AF-S ($1800) and 200mm/f2 AF-S VR2 ($6000) are self explanatory. P.S. Today Nikon USA informs us that both the D90 and D300S remain as current cameras. The D7000 is an additional DSLR to Nikon's lineup, not a replacement of any existing model. I would like to make that clear.