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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 06:16:13 AM »
For me the 1D X is the camera of the year 2012.

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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 07:41:46 AM »
For me the 1D X is the camera of the year 2012.

Do you already have a H5D-60 in your hands??

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 08:21:15 AM »
For me the 1D X is the camera of the year 2012.

+1....I'm not a 1D X owner yet, but I did have a chance to hold and shoot with it through a friend. I love EVERYTHING about 1D X - low light shooting, the grip, size, frame rate, AF system, how the camera feel in the hands etc..I can go on for days here. I think the main reason 1D X didn't get to be "camera of the year" is the price tag - this is NOT an ave Joe camera.

Assuming I'll get one tomorrow, am not sure how to justify 1D X purchase to the "boss" at home yet. About "honey, I accidently bought a 1D X instead of 5D III and the camera store will not allow me to return it" ::) ??? ::) ??? ??? ???
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 08:38:37 AM »
For me the 1D X is the camera of the year 2012.

+1....I'm not a 1D X owner yet, but I did have a chance to hold and shoot with it through a friend. I love EVERYTHING about 1D X - low light shooting, the grip, size, frame rate, AF system, how the camera feel in the hands etc..I can go on for days here.

Assuming I'll get one tomorrow, am not sure how to justify 1D X purchase to the "boss" at home yet. About "honey, I accidently bought a 1D X instead of 5D III and the camera store will not allow me to return it" ::) ??? ::) ??? ??? ???

I have a !dx and really like it but it needs better shadow recovery.. it has pattern noise in the files when pushed.. add an exmor sensor and it would be the prefect camera (and backlit buttons too..)

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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 09:16:22 AM »
... (and backlit buttons too..)

I agree!!!  I hate fumbling around in the dark trying to find the correct button on my 1DX.  I have most of them memorized, but sometimes you just need to see the darn buttons.    For me, the 1DX is definitely the camera of the year but for more people the 5D3 is probably better due to the price. 
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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 09:23:46 AM »
... (and backlit buttons too..)

I agree!!!  I hate fumbling around in the dark trying to find the correct button on my 1DX.  I have most of them memorized, but sometimes you just need to see the darn buttons.    For me, the 1DX is definitely the camera of the year but for more people the 5D3 is probably better due to the price.


I would agree the 5Dmk3 is more value for money,the 1DX is mainly for sports shooters,for everyone else it doesn't offer enough value for money..

even the button for the light is awkward on the 1Dx compared to the D4.. but the Q button is useful and gives you most of the functions on the LCD at the pressing of this button...

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 09:25:09 AM »
... (and backlit buttons too..)

I agree!!!  I hate fumbling around in the dark trying to find the correct button on my 1DX.  I have most of them memorized, but sometimes you just need to see the darn buttons.    For me, the 1DX is definitely the camera of the year but for more people the 5D3 is probably better due to the price.

One more thing I would change is the weight.. it's damn heavy.. deep 200grams on the next version please Canon.. ;)

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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2012, 11:46:22 AM »
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.

I have them, after 12800iso the 5dmk3 is little bit better than d800 , same size and raw
at 6400iso d800 shows visible more details and the noise is on par with 5dmk3

why are they not mention the 14 stops DR at base iso?

Could it be that it is not that high in reality as it is in DxO's proprietary formula?
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« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2012, 12:14:54 PM »
Assuming I'll get one tomorrow, am not sure how to justify 1D X purchase to the "boss" at home yet. About "honey, I accidently bought a 1D X instead of 5D III and the camera store will not allow me to return it" ::) ??? ::) ??? ??? ???


Answer: "honey, I accidentally packed and threw all your stuff out in the lawn... You'll find your undies on the rose bush."  :P
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« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2012, 12:39:08 PM »
For me the 1D X is the camera of the year 2012.

+1....I'm not a 1D X owner yet, but I did have a chance to hold and shoot with it through a friend. I love EVERYTHING about 1D X - low light shooting, the grip, size, frame rate, AF system, how the camera feel in the hands etc..I can go on for days here. I think the main reason 1D X didn't get to be "camera of the year" is the price tag - this is NOT an ave Joe camera.

Assuming I'll get one tomorrow, am not sure how to justify 1D X purchase to the "boss" at home yet. About "honey, I accidently bought a 1D X instead of 5D III and the camera store will not allow me to return it" ::) ??? ::) ??? ??? ???

Lol good luck with that one.  Let me know if it works and maybe I'll use it.  ;)
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2012, 12:44:21 PM »
Agreed, the 5D3 won because it is a better all round camera.  I'm not surprised this thread is fairly quiet.  ;)
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2012, 01:18:47 PM »
Welcome consolation for the impatient ones (me) that bought the 5diii at full retail + tax.

Yes it' been 9 months but it still hurts...  >:(

Great Cam though and some nice memories I shot with it...   :)
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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2012, 01:26:24 PM »
Welcome consolation for the impatient ones (me) that bought the 5diii at full retail + tax.

Yes it' been 9 months but it still hurts...  >:(

Great Cam though and some nice memories I shot with it...   :)

I did also, but a person has to look at it differently.  For me I've gotten to use it the whole time (6 months to a year longer than someone who waited), and those memories and experiences are priceless.
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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2012, 01:27:20 PM »
Canon man through and through but I own Nikons, Sony and Fuji... I've had my 1DX for about 2 weeks now. I shoot for a living; I have 2 5D3's from the first shipment from BH and have been using them in the field as an early adopter. Wedding, event, landscape and portraiture... and family documentation.

I'm struggling to justify the value of the 1DX in comparison to the 5D3's. Both are great cameras but so far I just don’t' see much added value in the 1DX besides 14fps. I picked up the 1DX and a 300mm f/2.8 at the same time. After a couple of weeks of use I could never let the 300 go but the 1DX is another story. I look at that 1DX with a bit of skepticism now. I still have a couple of weeks to return it and it is a constant thought running in the background. Every day I go back and forth between return and keep.

For me... fortunately money is not an issue so it comes down to real world use. Love the 5D3, every camera I have owned in the past 10 years has had pros and cons. The 5D3 is not without flaws but the positives make that baby SHINE every day!!!! So I can understand the articles take on the 5D3 and its comments regarding 1DX.
 

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Re: 5D III - Camera of the year 2012
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2012, 01:58:27 PM »
I'm not surprised that the MK3 came out on top. Canon listened to it's users and produced exactly what had been asked for: a more professional grade 5D. Of course this resulted in a price increase, but it'll come down in time, and is still much cheaper than a 1 series.

Nikon on the other hand had a perfectly capable camera in the D700 only to replace it with a headline grabbing 36mp, pure marketing headlines, hoping the gimmick will draw sales from the 5D. Won't happen. It's hard enough to realise the full potential of 21mp on a FF chip, never mind 36. And pop up flash to help fill in those 36 meg files - says it all  :P
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