Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800?

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Sten E
Sten E Senior Member • Posts: 1,499
Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800?

I have a Pentax K-5 DSLR and a compact Canon G1X, and I am satisfied with both of them. I take several kinds of pictures: travel, landscape, people, street, macro, and more.

I am thinking now and then of getting still better gear with greater DR, better IQ, and better low light capability. I would accept shallower DOF.

I have considered the Nikon D800 but now I hesitate due to quality issues like AF faults. I have good experience with my old Canon 20D. The Canon 5D Mark III seems to have no great issues. I am aware of some technical differences between the D800 and the 5D Mark III, like megapixels etc. Economy is no great deal to me. If I buy a bigger camera, I would probably keep my present gear too.

Any views on the IQ of D800 versus the 5D Mark III?

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 Sten E's gear list:Sten E's gear list
Canon PowerShot S90 Canon PowerShot G1 X Pentax K-5 Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR +4 more
Canon EOS 20D Canon EOS 5D Mark III Nikon D800 Pentax K-5
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