5D3 vs D800 threads - Canon's conclusion from all of it?

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5D3 vs D800 threads - Canon's conclusion from all of it?
May 4, 2012

For all of us who remain envious of the D800's sensor, is it the superior dynamic range, the superior resolution, or both?

I ask because, for me, it is strictly the dynamic range that I lust for.

I always shoot high contrast scenes that can't be helped by GND-filters or by time consuming HDR techniques. Being able to pull clean shadow detail out of total darkness is a big deal for me. As for the extra megapixels, It is just a nice bonus, but not overly important.

It would be disappointing if Canon looked at the many D800 vs 5D3 discussions and concluded that any dissatisfaction on the part of Canon users is due to the disparity in resolution. That's really not it. Not for me. But I wonder to what extent that is true for everyone else. Thoughts?

If you could pick only one of these two features for the 5D3, what would it be? More DR or more MP?

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