I read that the other day. But the problem with that analysis is that the owner of that site is totally tilted towards canon (or I should say against Nikon) so I can't really take most the author says without feeling like I'm watching the fox news channel talk about democrats vs republicans I tend to avoid sites titled towards one manufacturer for this very reason.
I also saw his evaluation of the D800 came from that motorcycle video that was released on the web, and not an actual MOV from the camera. I was hoping to get an unbiased more scientific opinion of the D800's video strenghts, but I guess I'll have to wait for that to come from another source that is more objective.
For me, the thing that I find appealign of the D800 is the uncompressed video over HDMI at full 1080p. You can feed it external capture devices and pick your choice of bitrate and codec instead of beign tied to the camera defaults.
according to Philip Bloom, he was told that HDMI on the 5DIII is 720P and not clean or uncompressed
So while dissapointing, it is not a deal breaker. But I'll want to see a capture of a D800 at a high bitrate from an external recorder versus whatever the highest quality output of a 5DIII is before deciding. I find macro blocking from the 5DII to be annoying and I'll be looking for that in 5DIII footage. I understand the 5DIII doesn't do line skipping like the 5DII does and that in this regard the D800 may be behind and have the same moire issues of the 5DII. For me, moire hasn't been an issue, and I've seen so much amazing footage from the 5DII that I think it will never be an issue for me. So while I welcome the reduction of it, I was looking more towards clean video out of the HDMI.
I guess I'll wait for both cameras to ship and for some unedited MOVs to start making the rounds. It seems to me the majority of opinions right now are formed on speculation and guesswork instead of actual footage. So I'll wait.
Actually, footages from both camera have been released, for D800 there are two short clips which are about 120MB size, shot in bright day light, showed very good moire control. 5D3 footage is about 535MB (IPB), showed amazing moire reduction AND low light capability (iso3600), rolling shutter is 50% less than 5D2.
Personally speaking, resolution on these two camera looks identical, however i'd say that 5D3 performs a little better. There are obvious over-sharpened edge halo on the D800 footage