Thom Hogan recently speculated that whichever new body (or the EVIL system) Nikon introduces this month, people will be unhappy anyway. Well maybe. Which body do you think would be the most important for Nikon and users to roll out the soonest? The D4, the D300s or D700 replacement, or the small mirrorless/EVIL camera? Disclaimer: I'm not a gearhead, I still shoot with CCD Nikon bodies, and actually use film most of the time, so I don't really care about new stuff very much personally. Well unless the tech is developing backwards, which is often the case (see P&S cameras). I also wouldn't jump the boat and switch to Canon or whatever. Sigma maybe, but they'd need to have some capable bodies less expensive than a car first. Anyway, from the 4 options available, I think the D300s is due for replacement the soonest. I kinda like the camera, especially the dual card slots (I'd prefer CF and a better card door, but whatever), the handling and build is very good. But I've never been a fan of its sensor. For people who prefer the CCD 'look' at low ISOs and use NX to get it best, the 12 MPx CMOS never felt quite right. The D7000 is much better in this regard (IMHO) and very competitive in other areas, so no wonder it cannibalizes on the D300s. The D7000 is Nikon's bestseller after all and the lack of a proper replacement for D300s (or D200 if you use vintage like me ) is part of the reason. Quite a lot of people who buy the D7000 now would at least consider getting the higher-end body if it was current. Personally, I'm most excited about the EVIL camera however. It just seems that if there's anyone to make a good camera with this form factor and make the most use of it, it's Nikon. We'll still have to wait and see if they can actually make a proper camera (seriously, the Coolpix P series is quite underwhelming), but I hope someone brings some sense into this marketplace and Nikon might do just that. Well, call me optimistic. We already know almost for sure it won't be priced right. D700 replacement? Not necessary in my opinion. There's not a single thing wrong with the D700 if you ask me. Yeah, I also wonder why there was no D700s (with dual card slots for example), but I'm not looking forward to a higher-resolution, worse-performing video-enabled sensor. Actually I hope D700 remains on the market unchanged long enough for me to be able afford it. As for the D4... Now there's a huge can of worms in this area, such as deprecating both the D3 and D3x. If people really want it, let them have it, but there's nothing wrong with either of the two, either. So what do you think?