Why there are always so many Nikon fanatics vomiting nonsense around a new Canon product launch? I don't see this phenomenon on Nikon's announcements. That's a clear evicende you are unsatisfied with the black and yellow strap on your neck.
If you are so green with envy, buy one Canon, shut up, and stop behaving as imbecile.
Alejandro del Pielago: "I'm a Canon user (oh, Nikon, forgive my lie !); I used to appreciate so deeply low noise in high ISOS when the D700 appeared; I believe with all my heart in DxO scores, and I think that the D800 is THE revolution..., so, now, DPreview has broken my heart !!!! ".
C´m, just take great pictures !!!
At least someone who knows what is this all about. Completely agree.
Halfdan Faber: Until rumors of the D800 started to surface I was seriously considering making the switch from Nikon to Canon. Once the high MP rumors were confirmed, I was still awaiting Canon's response. We now know that Nikon offered up a revolutionary step forward, approaching medium format quality at a surprisingly low price point, whereas Canon answered with a modest lower MP evolution at a higher price. Comparing the detailed ratings raises a number of questions. How on earth DPR is able to conclude that D800 represent a value point of 9, 1 point below average, and only 1 point higher than Canon, stands out in remarkable fashion. Overall DPR has lost significant credibility with this review. What are they going to do when the D600 comes out? Even if it's a fantastic camera, they will have to continue the farce. I suggest that DPR immediately retract the ratings for both cameras and spend some time reviewing their rating criteria.
With all those 'Cons"?
Where are the reviewers?
We don't need publicists.
A real disappointment.
Now I have to take the time to read in-between the lines.
All those Cons? Did you see the list in D800?
draculavn: watching the two sample photos, it's clear that 5d mark III beats d800 in terms of color tone, white balance and contrast. These issues make a photo.
The Dpreview call destructive noise reduction doesn't make sense because we never see it or face it at daily photography. Only nikon boys consider it a lifebuoy to catch when drowning
The last part of the video Robert posted before says it all. That's a real action test and when comparing both pictures I was surprised that the absolutely best photo is the Canon's one (I thought at the beginning it was the Nikon's). Good test Roberts_J.
None so blind as those who will not see.
AnHund: Very diplomatic to give 5DIII and D800 the same score :-)
Actually I can see more detail coming from the 5D3 pictures Dougbm_2 posted.
BackInTheGame: Absolutely gutless. $3500 and a sensor older than I am. On the other hand, incredulity will wear off quickly, and DPR can move on to the next order of business. If they had given it 81 or 83 this would drag out forever, and I don't think the DPR reviewers are up for that. Onward, valiant steeds! Shelter by nightfall!
What is wrong with being older than the Sony sensor? Are all Nikon fanboys becoming stupid? You are using the same arguments you refute years ago.
It's older, yes, and what? Have you ever try a Contax Zeiss lens from the seventies? Or a Leica? They just pis s off any Nikon/Canon lens from nowdays and they are probably older than you.
D800 and 5D3 so different? Russ, if you cannot get the same picture you took with your D800 with the 5D3, you have a serious problem. If you think D800 will make you a better photographer, I wouldl invest the money in a good photographic course. There are plenty of master pictures taken with a D3100 or 550D coming from expertised hands.
Photo_AK: Setting the same score to two competative cameras?
DPR, do you know what the term CREDIBILITY means?
Google it ...
The same story with Nikon fanboys again and again. Now imagine you try those 2 Mercedes. Both run at top speed, both have the same acceleration, steering, handling, both have the same confort level, etc. Your experience and results is exactly the same with both cars. What would you think? Or Daewoo is performing really well or Daimler engine is not such a jewel. The same applies here. If a sensor like the Canon, which is good but not cutting edge technology (ok, old), packed in a body like 5D3 can perform at the same level as the Nikon system and get the same results... It's pretty clear that: 1) Or Canon sensor are really good, stable and mature technology, and they can last much longer on the stage. 2) Or new Sony sensor is not so 'revolutionary' or 'oh my god I would kill for one of those'. I firmly believe both points are happening at the same time. I was expecting much more from the 'Top Tec' and 'So acclaimed' D800.
By the way, I'm not Canon fanboy, use both systems. ;-)
I do not consider myself a fanboy, I have both Canon and Nikon gear and love them all, but using the Studio Scene Comparison feature of this web, I find RAWS coming out from 5D3 are slightly better than D800. Not good news for Nikon as everybody was expecting D800 to perform, at least, a bit better than 5D3.