Hi dash...I don't share that view.
Again, I have and use both. Regarding IQ....
In good light for slow or non moving subjects, the IQ is about the same. Don't get fooled into thinking anything different...
While the IQ may be about the same, I find that the image files out of a 1 series body can be manipulated much more than the files out of a 5 series and the 1 series files do not fall apart.
Obviously, it is best to get it right in camera first. Sometimes that just doesn't happen.
I don't know what is in the files that makes them behave so differently, but there is something.
There are many nuances between the two top FF offerings.
Yes, the 5D3 shutter is *much* quieter.
2015 is the year that the 5D and 1D are expected to be updated.
I expect the 5D to be updated by March or later and the 1D later in the year.
March is less than 90 days away.
And *if* that rumored timeline happens, how quickly will the latest and greatest cameras be on shelves available for purchase?
It was a year between 1DX announcement and widespread availability.
If Canon pulls out the stops on the 5D3 replacement, will it be readily available?
If Canon releases a 1DsIV, how long will the general public have to wait to get one? Will that drive up 1DX prices?
Given current discount deals on the 1DX, I wouldn't wait to get one if "waiting for the replacement" was the best reason to not get one now.