Hmmm... loadsamoney! Worth it over the D30? I dunno - it depends why you're buying the camera. It's like saying "why would you spend all that money on an EOS 1V when you could buy an EOS 30?" (or for Nikon users substitute F5 and F80). It's a pro-spec camera, and it looks, feels and handles like it. If I had the money I'd rush right out and buy one, but for now, I'm going to be quite happy with my D30. I daresay at some point in the future, after the price comes down some (assuming it does), I'm going to start drooling over the 8fps, 45 focus points, build quality, etc, but the jump in resolution over the D30 is hardly astounding. As long as my D30 keeps turning out high quality images, that's where I'll be sticking.