Official Canon 5DIII Disappointment Thread

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Edymagno
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Mar 1, 2012

Because it will be needed. Here is my contribution:

It is nothing but a pathetic offer from Canon, especially when comparing to Nikon D800.
$1,000 usd for an improved AF system and a new button! LOL!

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In reply to Edymagno, Mar 1, 2012

Then go buy a D800 problem solved for you. I like what I see in the 5D III.

Edymagno wrote:

Because it will be needed. Here is my contribution:

It is nothing but a pathetic offer from Canon, especially when comparing to Nikon D800.
$1,000 usd for an improved AF system and a new button! LOL!

Eduardo

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No way i will stay with canon anymore, their engineers works v hard from past 3 years to improve 1 Megapixel.

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I wanted 30mp, give or take a couple, 7fps, and option of no AA filter.

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Sony will take on the D800 before Canon will mark my words!!

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In reply to Edymagno, Mar 1, 2012

I will wait to see some of the sensor metrics before being officially disappointed, but I am not too hopeful.

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I like what I see, but am bitterly disappointed with the price if it really is $3500 body only. I sold my 40D and 5 lenses to get this plus hopefully a 24-70L, but it looks like being enough for a deposit only.

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Edymagno wrote:

Because it will be needed. Here is my contribution:

It is nothing but a pathetic offer from Canon, especially when comparing to Nikon D800.
$1,000 usd for an improved AF system and a new button! LOL!

Eduardo

Lets' wait and see bit I agree this is NOT looking good!!!! What is worse is that the Canon marketing team believe Canon customers are stupid. Let me explain.

They market the 5DIII as the super king of speed and quality with crazy ISO....OK, If it was true, that would be great. But think again. The 1DX is marketed as the best in class flagship camera for both ISO and speed with only 18mp....An they want us to believe that their semi pro 22mp 5DIII will be the one to beet in terms of image quality???? There is something weird and inconsistent in their messages. If the 18mp 1DX is the king, there is no way the 22mp 5DIII is better. Right? At best, the 5DIII offers the same quality as the 1DX.....VERY VERY unlikely. They would have put 22mp in the 1DX then with 10fps instead of 12, and that would have been good enough.

Now, follow me, If the D4 is better than the 1DX in ISO quality or at the same level....What makes the 5DIII??? at best at the level of the D800...but the D800 has 36mp!!!

Who cares about the new canon "intelligent viewfinder". Gadgetry. I don't get it. BUT Let's wait and see.

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Edymagno wrote:

Because it will be needed. Here is my contribution:

It is nothing but a pathetic offer from Canon, especially when comparing to Nikon D800.
$1,000 usd for an improved AF system and a new button! LOL!

Eduardo

I suspect that this thing will hit the street for $2699 (or there about) just like the other ones have. So I don't get your point regarding the $1000.

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Maybe the marketing team means in its class.

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Amen brother. This is Canon's response to the D800? I don't personally care that much, I'm very happy with my 1Ds MarkIII (and considering the direction Canon seems to be going, I'll be happy with it for a long time). But it's kind of sad to see Canon bringing out such lame "upgrades" while all around them others seem to be pushing the envelope.

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At $2,700.00 welcoming this camera would improve a lot I'm sure. Personally at this price I would stand neutral.
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David Hull wrote:

Edymagno wrote:

Because it will be needed. Here is my contribution:

It is nothing but a pathetic offer from Canon, especially when comparing to Nikon D800.
$1,000 usd for an improved AF system and a new button! LOL!

Eduardo

I suspect that this thing will hit the street for $2699 (or there about) just like the other ones have. So I don't get your point regarding the $1000.

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In reply to Edymagno, Mar 1, 2012

I am somewhat disappointed too, assuming the leaked specs are correct. I have been planning to move to the D800, but was holding on a slim hope that Canon would wow me. The parts that newly disappoint are (in addition to the price and other disappointing items from prior rumors):

1. 6 FPS instead of 7. I don't really use or need fast FPS, but 6 doesn't really seem like all that much greater than the D800, especially since the D800 can run at 5 without a grip at higher resolution in 1.2x crop mode.

2. Sticking with the 63 zone 7D metering system rather than the 1dx metering system. The D800 has the full pro metering system with face detection, and I was hoping/expecting the 5D3 would get the same.

3. No additional function button near the DOF preview like the 1Dx. Lack of programmable body buttons is one of my peeves with the 5D2, and the D800 appears to give us two to play with (the record movie button and fn button), as does the 1dx (excluding the additional ones in portrait mode).

Absent something astonishing from sample images, I'm afraid these specs get a bit of a "meh" from me.

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I'm looking forward to all of the Canon guys going over to Nikon.

When they provide their first hand experiences with Nikon's latest with full knowledge of being recent Canonites, I'll be able to make a more informed decision on whether or not I too should become a Niknonian.

Even if I decide that switching to Nikon is not worth the cost to me personally, I'm hopeful that enough people make the jump to force Canon's marketing department to face reality sooner.

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In reply to CampyOne, Mar 1, 2012

CampyOne wrote:

This is Canon's response to the D800?

How can it be Canon's response to a camera only announced a few weeks ago. Do you have any idea how long it takes to design a new camera?

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Mick5 wrote:

No way i will stay with canon anymore, their engineers works v hard from past 3 years to improve 1 Megapixel.

If you believe that it's all about the number of megapixels, I suggest you go and buy Nikon's new 41Mpixel phone.

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My GF has the 5D2 which I have used extensively and love the image quality of the camera. However, for OUR use, the AF system is the weak link as we shoot dogs. It's the weak link in a few situations, but we get by. The IQ is stellar

I have the 30D and been waiting for a year for this.

The camera looks great from a spec POV. In fact pretty much ideal. However, I've been trained by Apple and other tech companies to expect more for the same or less.

I have no hate for Nikon, but look over there and see the D800 at $2999. Then I see the 5D3 rumored at $3500. Makes no sense.

So here's the deal for me, and I'm sure others are in this boat

At $2799 I'd buy the new 5D3

Above $3000 I'll but a 5D2 at a price that is sure to drop. I'll have an awesome camera that will delight me 95% of the time. The extra 5% is just not worth $500-1000

The other huge caveat is that I believe that within 3-5 years the amateur DSLR market will be on it's knees. All the super rapid development is in smaller size cameras. Mark these words. Within 3 years, we will have a super small camera with an interchangeable lens system that rivals the IQ of the 5D2

It's certainly not dull. In fact the photo sector is more exciting today that it's been in years

Final thoughts, pricing aside, the sun will come up tomorrow - I think

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Jon Stern wrote:

Mick5 wrote:

No way i will stay with canon anymore, their engineers works v hard from past 3 years to improve 1 Megapixel.

If you believe that it's all about the number of megapixels, I suggest you go and buy Nikon's new 41Mpixel phone.

You mean Nokia. It is only the sensor. Not the images which are 41mp They do pixel binning to 8mp.

Iphone 5 will get 12mp...phones are going after the Point and Shoot cameras which will disappear sooner then later.

In this trend, DSLR will only survive if they are technologically far superior and offer far superior quality images. The market is shaking up!

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Too expensive for what it is. Nikon is the future. [nt]
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nt

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All the haters and Negative Canon people stay in this thread ONLY!
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This is a great thread; To corral all the Canon haters, negative people, nay-sayers, whiners, constant complainers, spoiled brats, know it all's, etc.

Keep all the other topics free and clear of all this damaging negativity so that those of us who genuinely love photography and Canon cameras can have a fruitful, enjoyable exchange of thoughts, ideas, and creativity.

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