Quick reality check : In February Nikon is releasing the D3X as the direct competitor to the 1ds3 (in time for the Olympics) and a replacement to the D80 which will probably share, as always before, the same AF system as the D300. 51AF points for 900$???? Canon has been beaten to a pole this year. You tell me if IT (not worth calling it he/she) should react and give us some worthy bang for the buck rather then tea spoon feeding us crap. The D80 replacement will be the real Canon killer for those just entering the world of DSLR.