Tech details: Nikon D700, 50mm f/1.8D, ISO 1600, f/2.0 @ 1/500s, 14-bit RAW. I use auto white balance and auto exposure because I usually find Nikon's approach to be naturalistic and pleasing. In this case, however, I used Lightroom 2 to set WB to tungsten and take the exposure down -1.0. Reviews I've been reading agree that the D700 tends to over expsose, but it is too early to tell for me.
The image is nearly noise free, even at the pixel level. The D700 is shaping up to be my favorite camera yet.