5D II versus 5D III image quality

Started Jul 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Victor Engel
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Re: 5D II versus 5D III image quality
In reply to gdanmitchell, Jul 20, 2012

A major difference is moire in video mode. If you're interested in video, the 5D III is the clear winner.

gdanmitchell wrote:

It is really clear by now that there is essentially no significant difference in image quality itself between the 5D2 and the 5D3. There are differences, but they lie elsewhere.

If you need those other features, the 5D3 seems like a fine camera. If you don't need them:

  • if you already own a 5D2 there is essentially no reason to upgrade.

  • if you do not have a full frame camera and this is your first, you should probably go ahead and acquire the 5D3, unless...

  • if cost is a limitation for you and your shooting is not the sort that will be objectively improved by the 5D2, get a good 5D2 and you'll do fine.


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