Glen, good report. I wanted to ask you to be a little more specific about a couple of things. Firstly, every piece of evidence that I've seen points to the D3x and A900 being the same silicon, with different CFA and AA toppings, and Nikon doing a multiple sample read off of the sensor for their 14bit mode, thus resulting in the slower fps. Do you have evidence to contradict this? Have you shot the A900 and D3x side by side? Reports from dual users of both cameras say the D3x leads in dynamic range, whereas the A900 has much better spectral properties.
Also, I know that the D3 is a stitched FF sensor, so is the full frame, single sensor stepper new? Thanks. -d