JimSab: Tell me why everyone is complaining, and justify to me how one could get a better A2 print with the Nikon as opposed to the Canon (I haven't even printed past A3+ actually).
I only expect to hear crickets, because if you're a good photographer, you will get good images out of any camera you use. If you're not, then do a course and learn. Your camera is useless if you think its million bells and whistles will help you get better pictures.
If a Pro is complaining, then maybe you aren't earning enough money to get a 5DmkIII and should improve your business to afford it.
I'm starting to think it's almost a good thing what Canon has done with its "lack" of focus points, because if it's true and one can get accurate focus in moonlight, that's solved many many problems in itself.
I wish everyone would stop complaining, go outside and take some fantastic photographs your camera (no matter what it is) is capable of.
I can't deny the Canon has a lacklustre feature-set compared to the Nikon, but it wont take worse pictures if everything works as good as it should. And I think anyone would be a little silly if they lost money by selling their lens gear to switch teams for the "better" camera.
SJ - do you reckon you could get better pictures with the Nikon? Would the user experience be the same?
Personally i like Canon, I love the scroll wheel and feel of their cameras. So if I was in a position to choose between the cameras (without owning lenses), I'd still probably sway towards the Canon if it felt good in my hands and worked well for me.
The camera is much less important compared to the images it's capable of capturing, I cannot stress that enough.
The 6D could get better pictures than any APS-C camera due to the fact that it's full frame, images will have a different look about them and the viewfinder would be larger and more useful.
I still hate how EF-S lenses wont work on FF though.
Tell me why everyone is complaining, and justify to me how one could get a better A2 print with the Nikon as opposed to the Canon (I haven't even printed past A3+ actually).
JazzMasta: It seems to be a winner if you care for- image quality- low light capability- fast auto focus- good build
Not so good if you want- brag about specs to the neighbour- choosing between hundreds of focus points- taking lots of pictures per second and spending days cleaning the harddrive
Luckily I care most about the first 4 :)
Shoot raw and the images will probably look hardly different. Actually print the images and the grain (not noise) will probably look the same even if one is better than the other.
In the end, I'm pretty sure it comes down to ones skill with a camera to get good photographs, rather than relying on unnecessary features.
All that the features in the latest cameras are doing is creative lazy photographers.
I can't WAIT till I get my hands on a 6D, I already have a couple excellent lenses so I can't swap teams, but I wont get better images with the Nikon anyway, simple fact (neither will anyone else for that matter).
Dual card slots is good, but just be careful and you won't miss it, or corrupt your one card worth of images.
If one was a professional photographer, they would save up for the 5D mkIII if they did event type/wedding photography which required dual slotted memory cards.
I could go on forever, but i doubt the "lack of features" is a realistic problem.
I've followed DP Review for 6 years now (I'm 21 btw) and nothing has sparked my interest more.
I've come to the conclusion that the 6D was stripped of certain features to keep the size down - there used to be a time when the 5D (I bought it second hand 2.5 years ago for AU$1500) was the smallest they could go, but now they've created something smaller. I never personally warmed to the bulk and weight of the 5D.
I'm no doubt aiming to spend the next 6 months saving for it, because it has everything I need, my only problem with the 5D has been the lack of Micro Focus Adjustment - which the 6D has, and doesn't cost $3700 (I won't settle for the 4 year old MKII). My 24-70 had IRRITATING focus issues.
Also, I only need one focus point, I never trust the 50,000 points any camera could have, it will always focus on the closest subject. Not useful for me. -3EV is however a god send for my light painting photography.
Now, STOP COMPLAINING, GO OUT AND TAKE MORE PICTURES! ALL OF YOU.