DxOMark just announced the scores for the Nikon D7000: http://dxomark.com/index.php/en/Camera-Sensor/All-tested-sensors/Nikon/D7000 The Nikon D7000 scores a whopping 80! I guess all of the comparisons to full-frame sensors were indeed founded. The D700 scores a 80 as well. My question is, how much does this really matter in the real world? For the people who say that all manufacturers make excellent sensors, DxO doesn't matter, etc., this is almost a *full* stop better than the Canon APS-C offerings, which all score a 66. Surely, that has to count for something. http://dxomark.com/index.php/en/Cam...0/(brand)/Nikon/(brand2)/Nikon/(brand3)/Canon I know that the Pentax K-5 scored an 82, but they seem to be playing some tricks at higher ISO settings.