sdyue: D4 = ExpSim LV (maybe; most likely for stills and video); more MP than past 12Mp but only a bit; allows for fast fps still; but not fastest; video now 1080p, but DR poor, too contrasty, blowouts hard to control, not good for cinematography.D3s = ExpSim LV (stills; video, but only 720p); resolved less than 5D2, a given; but had better hi-ISO IQ; good AFD3x = ExpSim LV (stills); hi-MP (but IQ iffy; resolves less than 5D2 at higher ISOs); AF iffy.D3 = ExpSim LV (stills); lo-MP (but IQ superb at higher ISOs; but resolves less; a given; offers higher fps (for lo-MP; this is a given)); AF good.
D800 = NO ExpSim LV (for neither stills or videos; like D700, but D700 only lacked video); but now has very hi-Mp; IQ will only be good at lower ISOs; lesson learned from D3x, and best left for studio. video only as good as D4 or less; also too contrasty and hard to control DR unremarkable for cinematography. AF be similar to what D3x faced for hi-MP. Much cheaper than non-ExpSim LV 645D or any MF
If you're going to point out how each of those cameras do on the benchmark, you might want to also include the fact that you're comparing the 5D Mk 2 to cameras that are all higher-priced. For $2500, it's hard to beat the Mk 2 in an all-around comparison of features to price.
Edit: and, that benchmark doesn't even have all of the semi-pro and pro Canon cameras (such as the 7D). That benchmark has drawbacks.
Francis Carver: NIKON: 2 CANON: 0
Until quite recently it used to be a Canikon World. Now, it's increasingly a NIKON World. Heck, Canon cannot even make believable product announcements any more.
I guess Canon figures, if you have a spare $16,000, get their EOS C300. If not, get the T3i.
I can tell you are either a Nikon-only user or making a joke...or both, because there are several logical progressions between the T3i and the C300.
Way to over-simplify the Canon lineup.