I think beyond 720p, there is really no way for our eyes to tell the difference 720p and 1080p on a 4.7 inch screen. At this point, I think it's just a marketing gimmick, although I may be wrong.
I really wish that DpReview will stop mentioning other camera brands (not just Nikon) when reviewing on a single product.It gets on my nerve that they are trying to compare Canon to Nikon, which I believe is completely off-topic. I don't care what D800 has (I bet D800 is a wonderful camera—it's just that I don't have any investment in Nikon as of the moment). If the title of the review is "Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review," then that's what I want, not some rivalry between two companies.Please DP Review, focus on a single product (and it's predecessor if applicable) but not on some other companies' merchandises.
I don't care about the Instagram... Just get rid of that stupid Timeline!!!
Tony Beach: I was floored by the price of the latest version of the Sigma 105/2.8 macro; I bought the older version last year for half as much and I'm very happy with it. Even though my A850 has image stabilization built in, I almost never use it, so I cannot imagine that added feature or any of the others justifying a $480 premium.
BTW, the old version is very good, and CA (presumably improved on the newer version) has not been a problem. My one peeve with the Sigma 105 has been its bokeh, which is not great, I'm not sure if that's improved with the newer version, but it's still a hard sell and the weight undermines one of the reasons I have made the switch to primes and bought the Sigma 105/2.8 in the first place.
Overall, I think the cons of this newer lens heavily outweigh its pros. I think DPR should have recommended the 90mm Tamron instead of this overpriced behemoth. Heck, for a little more weight and substantially less cash you could get the Tamron 180/3.5 macro.
I also have the 100mm f2.8L IS Macro. I don't see the point of getting the Sigma version for the same price.Plus, the L lens is equipped with hybrid IS, which is supposedly superior to any of the Sigma OS.
I wish that Canon would make a similar spec'd camera as compact as the a77, but with a full frame sensor. Now, THAT would be a beast!
chiumeister: Anything indoors and low light?
I agree, alcapwny.I would love to see if this camera can handle noise as well as its Canon and Nikon competitors.Heck, even my XT can handle noise at ISO 1600 better than more expensive non-Canon/Nikon DSLRs.I do think that cramming 24mp on ASP-C is an unwise decision. Something less than 20mp would have resulted in better IQ.
Wow! Very nice shot!