« on: September 29, 2012, 04:23:42 PM »
Also, I'm not sure about processing files this large.
Unlike the d800 the high mp eos is likely to have "s raw" and "m raw" modes that give you raw files like the 5d2/5d3/6d size. And if downscaled 46mp->22mp files have less noise than the native 5d3, there's really no drawback except for the fps - and even here Canon might allow more fps for downscaled raw files. So basically if you have the cash, Canon will try to make you prefer the high mp eos over any 5d.
finally, relief from the economic egos. It will be interesting to see the extent to which this is a specialized camera that is disadvantaged when forced out of its comfort zone. For example if the sensor is so optimzed for low ISO DR that it performs poorly at high ISOs, then the downsampled images won't hold a candle to the 5D3 in the areas where the 5D3 excels. On the other hand, if the smaller images are in fact reasonable and convincing compared to the 5D3, then we could have a game changer. Unfortunately I suspect that, given the choice, Canon will want people to buy this AND something else. they most likely won't build a 5D3 killer even if they knew how.