Homam: can't believe there is so much negativity about this Canon already. It seems you have all forgotten how the old 5d mii revolutionized the market with an only 9-point AF system and until the introduction of nikon d800 according to dpreview it stood as the highest image quality dslr in the market.
What many amateurs seem to ignore is that huge differences exist between a camera's specs on paper and how it handles in real life. When d800 and 5dmiii were out in the market, i shot both for around a month and i had many more keepers from my 5dmiii in terms of color rendition, contrast, and focus accuracy. I found miii much more fun to shoot with and much more photographer friendly. d800's menu is way to complicated to handle.
I suppose a multi-billion dollar company like Canon knows what it's doing. Let's wait till 6d is in the market then we can actually compare the cameras better.
Just because it only has 11 focus points doesn't mean it's not gonna work good,the T4I focuses faster than the D7000 with fewer FP, and nobody can say anything about DR or NR yet seems to me people are worried more about what they can fix PP.
I agree,if your not shooting sports or fast moving wildlife,11 focus points and 4.5fps should be fine,now hopefully the new sensor works good and I'll take one.
I like the D4 compared to all of them,now I want see results from the 1DX an 5D Mark III.
Well, we'll just have to wait for the outcome from the 5D Mark III,for now my bet is going to the D4.
Liberty555: Why is the image scaling different on two full frame cameras with 85mm lenses?
The 5D Mark 2 with an 85mm lens has a smaller image than th D800 with an 85mm lens... somethng funny going on.
Even the Pentax image is bigger,if there gonna do close-ups the should all be the same size.
Was just looking at that,REALLY close,hard to tell because the D4's close up is smaller than the Pentax, I think it beats it at 1600.Just my opinion of course each to their own.
The Nikon D4 looks better than the D800,D7000,5D Mark II and the 7D even at 12800 RAW and JPEG! To bad they want so much for it.
Jon Stern: Looking at low and high ISO (raw) what impresses me is how good my 5D Mark II is.
I think I'll keep it!
The 7D,and 60D looks better 5D Mark II,so does the D7000.
Alejandro del Pielago: Excellente preview !!! See a test in imaging-resource (always a Nikon´s friend page). 5DIII RULES OVER D4 . And the question is this one: why Nikon would put the IQ of D4 so below the IQ of D800 ??? Would be D800 able to manage 36 MP with a IQ much better than the D4 ??? I´m not so sure about it...
My opinion is not wrong,it's my opinion and your opinion is yours.I didn't specify prosumer camera or not,both company's cameras are excellent choices no matter what level camera you purchase.One brand is not really ruling over the other their both very close and they both borrow on what the other has accomplished.No matter if your a Nikon fan like my self or a Canon fan you can always see something the other brand does a little better and hope your brand follows.Statements can be perceived as wrong,opinions very, their not wrong.
I don't see either brand ruling over the other.Both brands are good,but now you see Canon following Nikons' pixel metering system and trying out their own version of the Active D-Lighting that they haven't been able to match.Nikon topped the market with F5 back in film days,and set a benchmark with D3s(as stated in the review by DPReview).One company learns from the other, but it seems Nikon has the advantage.This is just my opinion of course and I'm sure Canon users can find things Nikon copied from them so the leap-frog will always continue.
Calgary Guy: "Tell the Truth": Are you so much of a looser to utter such nonsense? Facts are that both these manufacturers sell prime equipment . We all reap the fruit from this fierce competition between these giant companies. Both these companies keep each other on their toes and that is good. You gain in one aspect and loose in another aspect. What made the Nikon D700 better for some? For sure the focus points. What made the Canon 5DMrk2 better for others? For sure the mega pixels. So what makes the Canon 1Dx the likely winner over the Nikon D4? It wins in three aspects: Megapixels, number of focus points and the higher shutter speed. The penalty is $800.00 which is tough.So for you Mr "Tell the Truth" that sold your Canon lenses for Nikon lenses...: Go buy yourself a D4. You will have an excellent camera most people will envy..., except for the Canon 1Dx owners because they will know they bought the winner in this supreme category!And for the record: I ordered my 1Dx today. Deposit paid.
I have to agree that both brands are good,but now you see Canon following Nikons' pixel metering system and trying out their own version of the Active D-Lighting that they haven't been able to match.Nikon topped the market with F5 back in film days,and set a benchmark with D3s(as stated in the review by DPReview).One company learns from the other, but it seems Nikon has the advantage.This is just my opinion of course and I'm sure Canon users can find things Nikon copied from them so the leap-frog will always continue.