Did Nikon screw up?

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: No, you did :-)

Grevture wrote:

No it is not. The 5D Mark III has a more complex and more configurable AF, but in terms of speed, precision and overall usability they are very similar.

True. I actually find the 5D3 AF controls to be annoying to get to.  They are much easier to access on the D800.

Quality really sucks, doesn't it?

You don't need 36 mpx all of the time and there are times when such huge files are a hindrance.

Dead wrong. They have different default colors in jpegs, but other then that ...

Not quite.  The raw file's colors are also different when processed.   You can however, get around it with using profiles.  Capture One allowed you to apply a Canon 5D3 profile to a D800 file.  I do this all the time.

Wrong. They are rather similar, except the 5D get more color noise and banding if you try pulling up shadows or increasing exposure during post processing.

and slower.

They are similar but the 5D3 has a slight edge in the higher ISO range (over 8000).  Having said that, the difference is small especially when downsizing the files and let's face it, no one is going to do massive prints from an ISO 12,800 file.

Yeah, 4/5 images/second as compared to 6 images/second. Huge, huge difference ...

It is, but more importantly, the buffer on the D800locks up completely when it's full, so your camera is out of action for quite a while while it empties.

In any case, there is no way the D800 is less a camera than the D700.

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