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5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« on: December 21, 2012, 10:43:47 PM »
For those who get Popular Photography magazine, their camera of the year is the 5d3. Yes, it beat out the Nikon D800 and the Sony A99. Goes to show that a camera is more than just the DxO ratings.

Here is a link to the article about it:
http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2012/12/2012-camera-year-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii
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5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« on: December 21, 2012, 10:43:47 PM »

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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 11:01:04 PM »
Really? And not the 1DX? Why? I guess I need to read the article...

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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 12:26:39 AM »
I really would not pay too much attention to magazine awards, they are often controlled by advertising, whether current or future.

And when you read stuff like this,
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It’s the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and as the camera “that best refined or redefined photography,” it’s our Camera of the Year for 2012

The 5DIII definitely didn't redefine photography, and surely every single new camera that comes out "should" at least refine it.
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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 12:34:27 AM »
I really would not pay too much attention to magazine awards, they are often controlled by advertising, whether current or future.

And when you read stuff like this,
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It’s the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and as the camera “that best refined or redefined photography,” it’s our Camera of the Year for 2012

The 5DIII definitely didn't redefine photography, and surely every single new camera that comes out "should" at least refine it.
+1000!

Looks like Canon is trying not to drop the price further ;)

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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012, 02:39:04 AM »
It seems that DPReview's users have a quite different POV:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/12/21/best-camera-2012-poll

Yes, I have 5D3, it is my workhorse and I love it but IMHO the DPReview's poll is somewhat closer to reality.

No, I wouldn't trade my 5D3 for Oly OM-D EM-5 or for a Nikon D800, but the other companies were much more innovative - they tried harder (ok, in the case of Nikon the gist is, of course, the Sony's sensor) offering better value at a reasonable price.

This is what I would like to see from Canon.

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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 02:38:25 PM »
I really would not pay too much attention to magazine awards, they are often controlled by advertising, whether current or future.

And when you read stuff like this,
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It’s the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and as the camera “that best refined or redefined photography,” it’s our Camera of the Year for 2012

The 5DIII definitely didn't redefine photography, and surely every single new camera that comes out "should" at least refine it.

+2000

Nikon D600 and D800/E and Sony RX1 and RX100 are imho the most innovative cameras of 2012. Price-wise or IQ-wise they really put something new on the table.

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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 03:24:23 PM »
For those who get Popular Photography magazine, their camera of the year is the 5d3. Yes, it beat out the Nikon D800 and the Sony A99. Goes to show that a camera is more than just the DxO ratings.

Here is a link to the article about it:
http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2012/12/2012-camera-year-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii


Already posted here Dec 11:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11549.0
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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 03:24:23 PM »

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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2012, 04:10:55 PM »
Really? And not the 1DX? Why? I guess I need to read the article...

I asked same question in the original thread.

Answer is the 1Dx was announced in 2011. So, in spite of no ordinary person having one until deep into 2012, Canon has reordered time by now having the 1Dx in its second year.
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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 06:45:34 PM »
I really would not pay too much attention to magazine awards, they are often controlled by advertising, whether current or future.

And when you read stuff like this,
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It’s the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and as the camera “that best refined or redefined photography,” it’s our Camera of the Year for 2012

The 5DIII definitely didn't redefine photography, and surely every single new camera that comes out "should" at least refine it.

+2000

Nikon D600 and D800/E and Sony RX1 and RX100 are imho the most innovative cameras of 2012. Price-wise or IQ-wise they really put something new on the table.
Low price isn't innovative last time I checked. They have a solid explanation to their choice I think, it lets you take pictures in situations where you haven't been able to before. Read the article. They also clearly state that they had to settle for refine and not redefine this year. I think few had complained if the D800 had been picked but what does that bring to the table except high resolution? My choice is also the 5D3 as I bought one for myself and it suits me perfectly. These picks are just for fun and to get some discussion going so they get clicks on their site, but it's always fun to read them. Don't take it too seriously.

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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 10:20:04 PM »
I believe the 5D3 is the camera of the year but... Just not for 3500$ :/

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Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 10:20:04 PM »