Well put don't worry about this mindless discussion its technobabble and has no relevance to what these devices are used for, "photography". I am a professional photographer and own 2 5D mk iii and 1 D800 and 1 D800E ... I have heaps of lenses and you know I end up using the 5D mk iii most of the time... The D800E is technically fantastic, but the 5D mk iii with the 24-70L 2.8 ii is a fantastic camera to capture images with. The D800 with 85mm 1.4G is beautiful but the captures from the Canon 85mm 1.2L are incredible. I use all of them for different reasons (and yes I am lucky to be able to choose whatever I need, I can afford them as they are tools of my trade). I actually purchased the 70D as I wanted a crop body for the 1.6X factor to use with some of the longer lenses 100-400. I did debate getting the D7100 but the sensor only factored a little into my consideration.