After years of rumors, Nikon has finally announced the D800 and D800e.
I don't think you will find a better early overview than this one at Fro Knows Photo.
After owning and shooting with Nikon's D700, I have been anxious to see Nikon's follow-up camera body. Expect lots of chatter about the new specs. Top of the discussion is the 36 mega pixel sensor. Over the top? It slows down the camera and perhaps introduces noise. It does give you a mega file. Was anyone asking for a 36 MP camera?
HD video is a much-needed addition. Canon's 5D MKII's ability to shoot video was a significant differentiator from the D700. If you plan to shoot video, you will no doubt welcome the D800's HD capability.
Low light capability? I loved the D700's ability to shoot in scant light and still deliver sharp images. I'll be anxious to see if this camera improves that at all.
One important point Jared makes is that you will soon be able to pick up a used D700 for around $1500. That is still an amazing camera, and you can't go wrong with one.
Looking forward to learning more about the D800.