This review is not as thorough as we're used to seeing from DPR. For example, no comment about OVF Autofocus tracking performance (is it the same as the 7D minus the two modes?)How about the movie resolution quality. I heard it's majorly lacking compared to, say, a GH3. No mention from DPR.Too highly focused on the new DP AF I feel.
(However, it's great how you can click on the IQ commentary and the widgets then display accordingly).
IZO100: This review before the Canon 70D ? Why ?
What is the market share of this toy again ??
It would be interesting for DPR to segregate such reviews into performance by photographic subject, e.g. sports/wedding/landscape/macro (etc) performance compared to competition. Comparing MILC v APS-C would be interesting in this format.
Lovely lights, but perhaps he could have searched for a more pleasing foreground.
Thanks DP Review. This is the first site I've seen with thorough testing of the DPAF system and fast primes. It seems good things take time.
Dubious focusing in low light wide open is nothing new. Canon's older primes provide inaccurate focus in low contrast situations. (From my experience: EF 85 1.8, EF 50 1.4, EF 50 1.8).
Thanks DPReview. I would never have seen this review if it wasn't posted by you. And well done on a great website.
marike6: Lest anyone think any of the other cameras expect the D3s can compete with the D4, put the crop square on the girls face on the right and switch to ISO 12800, then 25,6000 and watch the images particularly from the two Canon's fall apart. No camera can compete with the D4 at high ISO (expect the D3s) and this will not change with the 5D MK III.
Side note, am so glad I ordered the 85 1.8G with the D800.
How can you know this will not change with the 5D MK III? As dpreview and others state, forst impressions are extremely positive with the 5D MKIII. Whatever, these noise differences are not going to make or break your photographic career.
Suggestion to DPReview: would be helpful if the sensor size was indicated in the leading paragraphs, so we can quickly determine the probable IQ and target market of new compacts - Thanks.
Not to mention the tone, but any letter that uses capitalisation for emphasis is hard to take seriously. Why on earth did the photographer bother to spend, what must have been at least half an hour, to craft up a response?
Having said that, it is completely irrelevant to the customer what the service providers costs are. Does a business' costs or revenue command a certain asking price? No way. Only the end product does (and market forces).
I'd expect the wedding photographers results justify her price though.