In our current state of affairs with the D600 body becoming a frustrating issue and not being well handled in the opinion of some, I have seen a few folks looking at the D800. From my perspective, the only real drawback is in the size of the files.
14-bit lossless compressed on FX is 41.3 MB
12-bit lossless compressed on FX is 32.4 MB
JPEG fine (L) on FX is 16.3 MB
14-bit lossless compressed on DX is 18.6 MB
12-bit lossless compressed on DX is 14.9 MB
JPEG fine (L) on DX is 8 MB
My question is....what functional end product difference is there in a 12-bit vs. a 14-bit lossless compressed image? If there are examples, please post a link to something like full size images on Flickr or elsewhere rather than fill the pages with small images we cannot tell mush about. Let's get ready to Rumble....