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5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« on: December 11, 2012, 01:16:02 PM »
I saw this while I was at Fry's Electronics.:

Canon 5D III got picked as camera of the year by Popular Photography. I believed they compared to D800, Sony A99 and others....I didn't read it in detail
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5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« on: December 11, 2012, 01:16:02 PM »

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 01:20:48 PM »
He he ... Thanks, for now I can justify my purchase of the 5d3
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 01:52:15 PM »
He he ... Thanks, for now I can justify my purchase of the 5d3

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 02:40:29 PM »
LOL!!!!!
It is only camera of the year if it works for you and YOUR photographic needs.
Mine does just fine by me...even though I paid FULL PRICE!  WHAH!  LOL!
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 03:25:33 PM »
If you didn't show the magazine some would say you're trolling. ;)

Actually, some still might. :P

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 03:56:18 PM »
I read the full article when it came out last week. It was pretty thorough. The d800 got 2nd place for poor noise performance and massive file sizes. The d4 and 1dx didn't make big enough strides to take the top spot.
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 04:44:36 PM »
Yes, this was actually a very good article summarizing the advantages/disadvantages of the major releases and explaining their rationale.

A very brief take-away: Canon, Nikon and Sony all released excellent cameras. 5DIII got the edge largely because of the range of improvements, including focus and because its excellent low-light performance was deemed more useful and significant than the high resolution of the D800: "...we felt strongly that the Canon produced the best balance across all imaging factors, with Low or better noise up to ISO 12,800, and still acceptable noise at ISO 25,600."

I found this assessment of the D800 very interesting: "Noise is Low or better only to ISO 800, and Unacceptable at ISO 12,800."

From everything I've read and heard about the 5DIII this sounds like a well-deserved honor.

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 05:12:48 PM »
I think what left people with a bad taste was the price of the 5D Mark III being priced $500 above the D800.  I think that now that you can get easily get one for 3000 or less than it is definitely a more versatile camera than the D800.  If you want a landscape/studio camera the D800 is a no brainer but for everything else the 5D Mark III is a real winner.
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 05:16:38 PM »
I think what left people with a bad taste was the price of the 5D Mark III being priced $500 above the D800.  I think that now that you can get easily get one for 3000 or less than it is definitely a more versatile camera than the D800.  If you want a landscape/studio camera the D800 is a no brainer but for everything else the 5D Mark III is a real winner.

I was curious about this too.  The main gripe about the 5D3 initially was it's price, both in general and relative to the D800.  But now that some people are getting it for $2499 I'm curious as to what people think of it at that price.  After all, that's even less than the 5D2 was at first.
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 05:34:00 PM »

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No 1Dx???

Or is that considered a 2011 camera since that's when they made the announcement?
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 05:48:03 PM »

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No 1Dx???

Or is that considered a 2011 camera since that's when they made the announcement?
I imagine that pro cameras will always fall down in consumer magazines' comparisons, because of the perceived low value for money.
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 05:59:54 PM »
here we go...

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2012, 06:02:12 PM »
and sony

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 03:06:29 AM »
I'm not surprised..not because the D800 is not better..but because there's only 1 catagory for camera of the year, it should go to the most versatile and all rounded camera.
It's like saying the Car of the Year is a nice sedan when we all know a supercar is faster but that's never going to win car of the year.
So for a magazine to pick the best all rounded camera and name it camera of the year? I think that's justifiable. The mk3 doesn't really falter in any major catagory.

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 04:31:13 AM »
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