I sent this to him. This guy seriously bugs me. How can you write a review on something you don't even read the manual or check all the options on? Crazy that he gets mentioned so often on forums all over the interwebs.
Here is a link to the comparison chart in his d800 review that I reference....http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d800.htm
I have read both your reviews of the 5Dmkiii and the D800.
I just would like to inform you that some of your major concerns with the 5d that you harp on a LOT in the review are not in fact a reality. These so called problems are echoed with big red no's on the comparison chart that you made at the bottom of the d800 review.
1) problem: AF marks hide subject. Truth: it is fully customizable, in the 5th AF menu second item down "AF point display during focus", you can have the box on at all times, you can have all the AF boxes on all the time, you can have the AF box disappear once focus is achieved (best case scenario), or you can have it always gone.
2) problem: no one touch ability to switch between commonly used AF modes. Truth: Fully customizable. I set the DOF button to switch to AI servo, so when I'm shooting in single shot mode, if I wanna quick switch to servo without taking my eye off the subject I just hold the DOF button and then it goes AI servo until I let go and then it's right back to single shot. You can also set other buttons to perform this as well (if you actually use the DOF preview that much), IMHO it's actually much better than a physical toggle like on the older nikons and pentax because I would accidentally hit it and be in servo or vice versus all the time.
3) problem: no ability to select various AF points without multiple button presses. Truth: Can easily set this. Again, under button customization, if you go to the the options for the multi selector (the joystick) the other option beside default is direct AF point selection. If you set it this way you don't even need to hold the joystick down, just select away, no need to push the AF selector button first then hit the joystick (not that that is really hard, and I imagine they have this as the default so you don't accidentally move you AF point).
Just a thought, might be a good idea to read the manual and or check all the menus before writing a review on the web that tries to act informed, and sway people's purchasing opinions.