IQ doesn't equal to ISO only, it still matters a lot what a camera can do at ISO100. Are we going to get rid of banding this time?
My issues are, comparing the competition, very simple:
- still lesser AF, for some reason Nikon doesn't have constraints
- what does it do more for bigger price than the competition in the segment? ISO could be wrong answer because MP equals it out on the Nikon side. Well, depends for who, but both have their usages and users
- overlapping vs distinction strategy - expensive vs very expensive (Canon) vs complementing products (Nikon)
- it is not nice to change strategy overnight, suddenly there is no option at all for those who believed Canon is the leading option for more MP - btw take this seriously as the next models will have more MP, even the next 1Dx2 (until the optimum is reached, looking at current technology it's around 30-35MP)
Currently I fail to see any magic in this camera, just as usual Canon's crippled update, whereas the price seems to indicate premium qualities.
In that sense Nikon has clear and understandable distinction - full package in all FF cameras targeting different auditoriums, against Canon's very expensive and crippled expensive option.
What exactly do you think is crippled about this? These specs look much more appealing to me than the Nikon D800.
Exactly... granted it can still change up until it's release, but other than MP, what does the D800 have that the 5d3 (rumored) doesn't have that has been confirmed? ISO even wins (theoretically until tested) which is a first for canon.
I'm sure i'm going to regret this later, but ok... 61 Pts with possibly up to 40 something cross points... vs Nikons AF... what exactly can their non "constraints" AF do that this camera cant do, especially since we have not gotten any test results and are working purely on speculation...
ISO vs MP... this debates been beaten to death 3 years ago with the 5d mark 2 vs D700, no in reverse... Until we see results, everything is pure speculation.... With the new digic 5+, for all we know ISO could be pretty groundbreaking... until we see samples, we dont know and isn't worth crapping our pants yet.
Overlapping vs distinction... ehh... I still dont see your point given that nikon essentially does the same thing with their flagships, just with different features... ehhh I pass
Since you have the power to look into the future, I'm quite envious... I would love to hear about the 5d mark 4, 1dx2... heck, who will be the next president... you could make a fortune at the sport books with your powers, hope it's helping you save up for the new cameras...