I normally shoot with a D300, but could badly use a new camera (simply because my current one is breaking/locking). Because of work I've done for my current company, they've offered me $1,000. But not TOWARD the purchase of a camera; FOR the purchase of a camera. (Camera that belongs to the company, not me). And you know, it really is generous. But $1,000 is kind of a "black hole" in terms of purchasing options. I want something better, in terms of image quality, than I currently have, or at least, I want something with more features and the SAME image quality. $1k too little for a D300s, even refurbished. And of course, a D700/800 is out of the question. Assume you cannot go ONE CENT above $1,000.00. I already have all the lenses/accessories I need, and even if I didn't, I can ONLY PURCHASE A CAMERA BODY. Not lenses, not accessories. A camera body, and that's it. What do I do? This is a monstrous pain -- my boss doesn't seem to understand how this is a tough decision, but it's mind-bogglingly tough. Again, $1000.00 is the hard limit, period.