Worst-kept secret of the photo industry - the D3X was (prematurely) announced in Nikon Pro magazine, about 3 days ahead of Nikon's official announcement. The downside is that, although many/most of the specs are known, pricing and some other details aren't, leading to rampant speculation about value etc. The end result is that, on a lot of the forums like DPR, the camera is taking more of a bashing than it otherwise would if Nikon had been able to contol the information release commensurate with the camera's flagship status. Nikon Inc. has great engineering, but bottom line, this is yet another example of the rest of the company stepping on their own foot again. What an amazing company. Very interesting that they've been able to stay on top of the camera industry despite the general incompetence of their marketing department over these past 5 years. As to the camera -- 24.5 megapixels in an otherwise unchanged D3 body. 5FPS in FX, DX crop mode at 10mp and 7 FPS.