« on: August 12, 2013, 05:24:56 PM »
I was pretty happy with my 7D, too, until I bought my 5Diii. The differences between the two cameras are substantial.
The 5Diii's IQ is just way superior to that produced by the 7D. It is a much less noisy camera -- much less noisy -- than the 7D. I primarily consider myself a nature photographer. With the 5Diii I can get excellent quality images at ISO 1600. I find that the cutoff for the 7D is about ISO 400. I find the images produced by the 5Diii to be denser, richer, and more saturated looking than with the 7D.
The 5Diii also has a much superior autofocus than that of the 7D. I primarily shoot using only the center point and I find that the 5Diii locks onto a subject much more quickly and much more accurately than does the 7D.
Finally, I find that the 5Diii's dynamic range is much superior to that of the 7D. I get more detail in highlights and shadows with 5Diii than I ever did with the 7D.
I consider the 7D when it first came out, I really wanted the AF, FPS, etc, but I went for the 5dII at that time and never regretted it. Now with the 5DIII I have the best of both worlds. The 5DIII provides noticeably better IQ over the 5DII in every way, much more than the modest megapickle boost would suggest. The AF of course is great, but there's more to it than that.
The 5DIII is worth the extra $$