« on: June 09, 2012, 01:43:28 AM »
I think you have just elegantly put the reason why we should not be using DxO scores.
If you think that using DxO scoring that the G11 is better than the D3X is wrong - then by the same reasoning you must now understand the our scepticism over the 'D800 is better than the 5DIII' scores
I think the D800 being better than the 5DIII is evidenced in many other ways when it comes to IQ.
There have been comments from Canon owners that have bought a D800 to sit alongside their 5DIII, here at CR, about how much more usable the D800 images are, how it is hard to blow highlights and that the extra DR is amazing.
So for those that have access to both cameras, the comments that they're making about the D800's output aligns very well with what DxO have reported. Nobody that has both has said that the 5DIII has more DR, or that the images are anywhere near as usable. All of the videos that have been made by people shooting with them side by side agree with the DxO tests.
So argue away that DxO is rubbish all you like but the fact of the matter is, the D800 is producing better images than the 5DIII at ISO 100-400. Every test performed by a real person confirms this. not one person has said that the 5DIII is better than the D800 at that point in the ISO range or that the 5DIII images respond better to pulling up shadows. DxO just gives us a way to measure that difference.