That's funny. I shoot with a Nikon F2 and a D700, just in case. If one of them should fail, I would still have the Nikon F2.
The F2 is a classic and a backup camera to beat all others
We've seen a 22% drop in the value of the INR since Oct '11. And to be fair to Nikon, and a pleasant surprise to customers such as me, prices of these new cameras are more or less exactly in line as the US prices, and they held till the INR dropped from 50/$ in Feb/March '12 to 55/$ in June, which is a 10% drop.
In fact India is still one of the best places to buy a D4 or D800. Only the US prices beats local ones that too by a small amount
European, Middle Eastern & ASEAN region prices are higher based upon various reports on the 'net and prices at e-tailer sites.
So if you consider that the D800 is $3000, at current exchange rates (INR 55/US$) the price is 1.65L and Nikon India's current MSRP 1.7L. Keep in mind it was @ 1.6L just a week ago and 1.5L when introduced in India in March '12.
The best backup camera I could have is my F100 or F601 - but choice of film is limited.
So my trust D700 it is. It never lets me down.