I am new to the forum and to the idea of using a Nikon for taking pictures. I currently own Canon 5d mark II, and although I am very pleased with the quality of the images, I note that this camera has certain shortcomings - notably a well known autofocus problem, especially for moving objects. Plus Nikons seem to be much more user friendly. I am an amateur, but serious about photography. It is unlikely that I will ever go pro, as I want to make movies instead, but I want to achieve image quality on par with professional photographers, and I work hard to do that. My personal preference is for pictures of moving objects and for very colorful images. I am a motorcyclist, mountain biker and windsurfer (hence the moving objects :), and naturally would like to take pictures of people doing what I love to do. I said "colorful images" because I love shooting in the Mediterranean, where colors are much more vivid then where I live now (i.e. Poland). Think about Venice in summer and you will have a good idea.
Having said all that I can hear you thinking - what on earth, the choice is obvious, go with D3s, and maybe stick with your Canon for portraits. Well, that's what I thought until I saw the quality of images from D3x, which I think is better than my Canon, it does not suffer from the autofocus problems (at least that's the common opinion) and is more user friendly. So I started to lean towards D3x. What worries me though is the fps rate and the potential need to compromise on image quality when doing so. So my questions are:
1. Do you think that D3s is a better choice for a person like me?
2. Do you think that it is true what i read, that D3s pictures are more film like whereas D3X are more "digital"?
3. If i wanted to print images that would be about A2 size (40x50 cm) would the D3s lower megapixel count be visible - i.e. worse detail rendition?
One final thing. I shoot with primes, so dust removal seems a good think to have, since I change my lenses very often.
If anyone of you have had an opportunity to go through similar questions and would like to take his time to share his/her thoughts, I would be very grateful.