Nikon D80 DSLR
What Nikon say:
The D80 features a new 10.2 effective megapixel DX Format CCD image sensor, bringing a new level of high resolution and sharp detail to the class while also providing plenty of freedom to crop creatively and print impressive enlargements. Nikon's DX Format sensor and Nikon F bayonet lens mount design assure unprecedented compatibility across the comprehensive assortment of AF Nikkor lenses and DX Nikkor lenses designed exclusively for Nikon digital SLR cameras.
What I say:
It has been a while since the D70 (and the marginally improved D70s) were released. Their 6 megapixel sensors were becoming well out of date and were losing sales to little brother D50. This release now puts the mid-prosumer DSLR back in its place in the Nikon range. A 10.2MP APS-C sensor (the same as the D200?) makes a lot more sense and has out done Canon's rival - the EOS 30D in terms of resolution. What I am wondering is: why would anyone purchase the D200 after this is released (status maybe) - both cameras have very similar specs. May be it will become more clear on its release when I can put both DSLRs side by side.
For more info on the eagerly awaited D80 check out DPreview.
On release you can buy the Nikon D80 from Elizabeth Digital Camera Centre - Nikon Pro Stockists.