Yes, I always push my shadows 5 stops so that would really be noticeable.
sorry but you react like stupid fanboy.
the fact that you can push the shadows 4-5 stops does not mean you have to.
but it´s fantastic that you can do it.
only a fanboy or blind can be unimpressed by the sony sensor at low iso.
seeing the results from fredmiranda and LL i have to say the D800 has an incredible sensor.
with 36 MP... and that shadow noise.. just WOW.
something i would not have believed 3 month ago.
canon can have all video improvements in the world.. i care about image quality.
for landscape or studio i also don´t care much about AF performance.
in fact i would be 100% fine with the 5D MK2 and just a sensor like the D800.
it doesn´t need to be 36 MP for me. but with that perfromance.. i can only say ..why not?
I continue to find it interesting that the technical people of these forums (Canon Rumors, DPReview, FM, etc.) only focus on Fred's pictures of the shadows from the buildings. I will be the first to say it is extremely impressive what Sony/Nikon has done with the sensor, but if you continue to read Fred's review and look at all of the pictures he takes for the articles, he points out some serious flaws in focus with the Nikon. So much so that he quit using it for the rest of his trip and mainly stuck with the Canon. In addition, he uses the TS-E lenses and indicates that nothing Nikon has can match that glass.
If you also slow down and look at the photos Fred took for the article, they are fantastic and would look good printed to pretty nice sizes. Bottom line, as someone that does not make a living in photography but was looking to upgrade to the 5d3 for landscapes, I was extremely encouraged. Landscape photography is about maximizing the capabilities of your equipment in often challenging conditions (light, location, perspective, etc.). All in all the photographer (in this case Fred) managed to use the tool (the 5d3) to create fantastic images.
It was actually quite encouraging article for me and now has me looking for the 17 and 24 TSEs!