I own a 5DIII and love it but I shot with a Sony 7R this weekend and the images were just better. Sharper by a wide margin. I make big prints and it really shows there. Maybe I just had a good day and the camera had nothing to do with it?Interesting! Although I do not intend to change my hardware (I just ordered a second 5DIII) could you care to elaborate please? (for example did you focus using LV in both models, you used same lens, same aperture, tripod, same PP?)
I always wondered why the 22mp raw processing of 5D3 is so slower than the 21mp raw processing of 5D2. Combining this with old case where DPP was not producing sharp pictures - THAT HAS BEEN CORRECTED WITH AN UPDATE - I wonder whether a possibly strong AA filter has something to do with it (just wondering, NOT knowing...)
Just an informal photowalk. around lower Manhattan With the 5DIII my usual lens for this type of thing is a 24-105L f4 On the Sony I used the 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens. It's an area I know and photograph well so I was using the Sony under real life conditions (for me) and could compare to similar days out with the Canon. Mostly full auto. I like AV but the lens on the Sony was not fast so I just used Auto and RAW. I didn't care for the menus, and that's not because I am unfamiliar. Fuji has a great menu system you can pick up in an hour. This was not a formal test, just a test of the way I use my camera every day. Sony RAWs were far, far sharper than the best my 5D3 has ever put out....and It has put out some great ones.