So DPReview finally released its anticipated review of the Canon 5D mkIII. Ever since the Nikon D800 received an 82% and Gold Award from them, people has been waiting to see how the 5D will fare.
From the looks of it, it did very well, actually. It tied the Nikon D800 for a Gold Award and an 82% rating. But looking at the comparison table, not only did the D800 edges out the 5D in both Jpeg and RAW quality, but also low light/high ISO performance and movie mode.
Yet, despite this slight edge, DPReview stated they “rather liked the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It is indeed a great camera… [and is] almost every aspect a better camera than its predecessor and an extremely enjoyable photographic tool.” As for how it stacks up to the D800, for current Canon Full Frame owners, “the differences wouldn’t be important enough to warrant swapping systems.”
For users who have not committed to either systems,however, the Nikon D800/e’s “whopping pixel count of 36MP make them arguably better choices for studio work and any other application that requires maximum amounts of detail. It’s worth noting, too, that the D800 is currently $500 cheaper than the 5D Mark III. On the other hand the Canon offers faster burst shooting, which makes it more suitable for capturing fast-moving action. It’s also got a wider ISO range and offers greater customization when it comes to certain areas of its feature set.”
Either way, you really can’t go wrong w/ either models, they said. What do you think of how the 5D mkIII did and its comparison to the D800?