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.
Not sure if it is a good idea with 36mp. It shows the limit of the lens resolving power. Lots of purple fringing, noise even at ISO 400 and I dare say not sharp, definately not sharp enough for cropping at full size. You think by having large mp it helps if you want to print big but not with fringing, noise and less sharpness which means you have to downsize to make it look decent so you might as well be shooting with a 12mp camera.
Those videos are soft, much worse than from phone cameras.
After playing with D800 video Dan Chung chose the 5DMkIII.
Taikonaut: If the rumoured 5dDMkIII spec is true let get some perspective when comparing to D800 with core feature.D800 wins in MP 36mp vs 22mpD800 wins in uncompress HDMI video and possibly audio with headphone inputD800 wins in price $3000 vs $3500
5DMkIII wins in ISO (native 100-25600 vs 100-6400)5DMkIII wins speed 6.9fps vs 4fps5DMkIII wins in AF points 61 with 41 cross pts vs 51 with 15 cross pts 5DMkIII wins in video bitrate 48mbs vs 24 mbs and moire handling
Of course I like big MP but to me the 5DMkIII looks more compelling.
*5DMkIII is expected to have 61 pts AF like the 1DX. Only one rumour which came out today says it may be dumb down version of the 1DX so until we hear a lot more it is still expected to beat the D800 51pts AF.* Video bitrates is actual bitrate details captured not video size. Do not confuse bitrate with size of video. Have you tried freeze frame a D800 video and compare it to a GH2? *Expandable ISO is not true native ISO from the sensor. D700 is almost 4 years old. 5DMkIII is at least 2 stop better than either of those.*5DMkIII 22mp is aimed at improving video resampling 3x3 to eliminate moire and line skipping, a massive improvement over any dSLRs including D800, GH2 and 1DX. Yes 5DMkIII will have better video than 1DX which has better video than D800.*Canon will annnounce a 39MP for the 4k Cinema dSLR which allows for 4x4 resampling for 4k.
If the rumoured 5dDMkIII spec is true let get some perspective when comparing to D800 with core feature.D800 wins in MP 36mp vs 22mpD800 wins in uncompress HDMI video and possibly audio with headphone inputD800 wins in price $3000 vs $3500
According to Nikon Rumour poll survey most Nikon owners prefer the D800 to have smaller 16mp like the D4 that doesnt compromise ISO and fps rather than 36mp with lower ISO and slower fps.