« on: August 15, 2013, 09:19:26 AM »
Sigma seems poised to take a a leading role in the lens world.
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NikonSony still has a lead but in dynamic range but the gap is closing.
So... another camera where video is the big selling point?
At some point Canon needs to just drop the pretense of being a camera company and admit that they are making camcorders in camera form factor.
Thus I go 'meh'.
Name another camera that has been released in recent years by ANY company that doesn't have video added.
for a video review by videographers, go to Phillip Bloom's site.
he fairly exposes the flaws on the 5DIII and why it isn't the best video dslr because of its soft output. Likewises he looks into the D800 and concludes it does a lot of things better but also has a few flaws. Yes the 5DIII is better for low light, but to put a blanket statment that it is better all the time would ignore that the D800 edgest it out on detail and uncompressed footage option.
there is not such thing as a "win" for either camera. it is just a question of what matters to you. If you shoot motion, nature, details, the D800 is the way to go. If you shoot a lot of dark footage, 5DIII will be better suited. As Bloom concludes, neither camera scores a win overall and yes he is a videographer, and a canon videographer so he should know right
lastly "some say" doesn't mean anything useful. Having actually used a D800, I guess I'll be part of the "some" that say it feels great, as good as the 5DIII. So there, "some recenly switched to nikon guy" just contradicted "some other nikon guy with a D3x" That's the problem with obscure anecdotal evidence of "some guy" who is a "friend of a friend that knows some guy that told him".
Don't put weight on such silly comments. They are best taken as noise.
Does anyone know for certain if the Canon grips are made with a metal frame? It occurs to me that since I started using Black Rapid grips, all of the wait of the camera and lens will be hanging from the tripod mount on the bottom of the grip...one made of plastic only concerns me.
Can the 5D3 be set up to save RAW to the CompactFlash card and JPEG to the SD card simultaneously?