Sam777: Btw those complaining of too much MP, that's the market we live in. You can always set it down to lower res if u don't want pics filling up the card/laptop. That's what I would do.
Unless setting it to lower MP improves the IQ or lowers ISO noise, I won't. You can always reduce size (and likely detail) in PP, but you cannot increase detail.
Kinematic Digit: Was trying to figure out why my Lens Cap photos were always underexposed.
Thank goodness Canon has given me something else to blame when my photos look like crap.
Can we say that people are trying to make a mountain out of mole hill... I shoot in low light and in bright sunlight, never a single metering error. It's solid and although there are some people who still use the top LCD. I get everything I need on the live view when I'm on a tripod anyhow.
Canon acknowledges it, and for those that find great issues with it, probably will get an exchange. For those that don't take big issue of it, they will issue a firmware that will correct for it when the illumination button is hit.
There will always be those who love to gloat. I'm sure a number of Canon users do the same thing whenever Nikon has an issue with a camera or lens.
senn_b: quite a minor issue, .. far from being decisive in any respect ..
(from a no Canon user)
To Just a Photographer : when I'm shooting in low light, I don't usually have my LCD light on while doing auto exposure. And I always take some test shots to check the AE setting, and adjust accordingly, because AE can be off for any number of reasons.
HBowman: Epic fail is Epic !
Epic fail is denying there's a problem, and insisting "you're using it wrong". This is certainly a fail, but hardly epic.
openskyline: How many of you actually use the Light on/off button in your life time? I am not saying that it shouldn't be fixed, but it's not a major issue like the focus problem of 1D MKIII before. BTW, I owned 1D MKIII and I went through the paint, and I have 5D MKIII too, I don't even care to repeat the test.
I use it a fair bit, actually, but I don't have it on when doing auto exposure. I also don't use AE much when shooting in extremely low light.
I'm more concerned about if it affects AE under sunlight (and if so, how much). At this point I'm assuming that the light leak only affects the AE sensor and doesn't leak onto the image sensor.
sparky52t: I can't imagine being an engineer putting together a camera like this. These days, what feature to leave out is as important as what feature to put in.
Bill, as an engineer, I agree with you entirely, except for the "happily" part :)
Biowizard: OMG, reading these posts would make one think the ONLY purpose of a Pro DSLR was to take pictures of people running round a track. Thankfully, the rest of the world is still out there, and will enjoy these cameras when they finally appear.
Biggest sporting event in 4 years, lots of professional photographers. I don't know, seems kind of important to me from a marketing standpoint.
AbrasiveReducer: Since ownership of Canon or Nikon lenses doesn't seem to be a consideration (why even comment on a camera that you have no intent to buy since you have no lenses for it) I have concluded that the 5D mk III and D800 are both very good cameras but the Nikon is twice as good a value. D800 = 36mp for $3000. That's just $83 per megapixel. 5D mk III = 22mp for $3500. That's $159 per megapixel. Even if you have some of the better Canon lenses, ones that Nikon has no equivalent for, it makes sense to switch brands since you will make up the savings over time in megapixels.
Meh, megapixels is so last decade. I make my buying decision strictly by $ / oz.