Dpreview thinks the LCD screen rating for D800 is just as good as the 5DIII despite the fact the 5DIII LCD has higher resolution. Almost every reviews and users of both systems thinks Canon has better LCD by a country mile. Also D800 innacurate colour cast on LCD issue was disregarded.
Dpreview gave D800 a higher score for video than the 5DIII. It is the only review that put the D800 ahead on video despite moire and aliasing problems with the Nikon. Maybe dpreview only rates video based on out of camera rather than what you can do with grading the video.
Dpreview gave the Jpeg a low score and probably the only major weak point. Most people consider Jpeg on the 5DIII a strong point better than any of its rivals. No other reviews thinks 5DIII Jpegs a weak point. Now that is a surprise!
Let hope it drops in price like the C300 did because of the competition. If it is $5000 there is a slim chance that I might be interested in paying but I anticipate 6 months from now we will see a number of 4k video cameras with similar features that are considerably cheaper.
It certainly hold up well against the D4 despite better ambient lighting on this Nikon sample
@forpetessake it looks like D800 at ISO 400. It a good job you shoot with a Nikon because they come with a pair of rose tinted lens.
Looks like D800 at ISO 3200. Canon is winning the high ISO game.
Anyone notice how ridicilousely soft D800 image is around the edges? There is also fringing. No amount of downsampling could compensate for the poor corner sharpness. Have a look at the Kodak logo or the black and white checkered boxes on the corners and compare it to the 5DIII and D4. It is clear that having too much MP downgrades the lens ability to resolve details.
D4 is about 1/2-2/3 stop better than 5DIII.5DIII about 1 stop better than D800.
Noise level 5DIII looks like one stop better than D800 in RAW. 5DIII ISO 6400 is equal to D800 ISO 3200.5DIII a touch sharper.
ISO 1600 looks like D800 ISO 200.There is less noise and no nasty colour fringing on the 22mp unlike the D800 samples.
ISO 1600 looks like ISO 200 on the D800
Again at 100% noise literary ruined it and definately not useable for big full size print. You have to downsize the image considerably to make it acceptable. When you consider the trouble needed to get focus correctly because of the 36mp possibly requiring the need of the live view and even a tripod the return can be rather rewarding. Plus the model might become bored by the time you took one shot.