"Magical" colors: is 5D3 closer to 5D than 5D2 was?

Started Aug 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: "Magical" colors: is 5D3 closer to 5D than 5D2 was?
In reply to Press Correspondent, Aug 10, 2012

ISO 100 sRGB

average "delta-C" color error (saturation corrected, lower is better)
5D 4.98
5DII 3.94
5DIII 3.92

Saturation error:
5D 108.5% (8.5% over saturated)
5DII 105.3%
5DIII 111.4%

This means is that none of these 5D series cameras render colors exactly alike. The 5DIII is slightly more hue accurate while being slightly over saturated compared to the two previous models.

Curiously the average "delta-C" color error of the 5DIII is slightly better at ISO 200, 400 and 800 than at ISO 100.

5DIII average "delta-C" color error
ISO 100=3.92
ISO 200=3.78
ISO 400=3.77
ISO 800=3.80
ISO 1600=3.99

Press Correspondent wrote:

I just came back from Siberia where a local pro told me this story. At first, wedding photographers there used 5D. When 5D2 was released, many switched to it, but got disappointed with its colors compared to 5D and switched back. Most of them still use 5D for better colors compared to 5D2.

5D3 is not yet widely available there, but the rumor among these guys is that the colors of 5D3 are closer to 5D than the colors of 5D2 were. Is this true? Is the "magic" of 5D back after skipping a generation? Or is this just a wishful thinking and the "magical" colors of old good large photocells are gone for good in the mist of time?

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