No, I’m totally disappointed with 5DIII ... I'm staying with my 5DII.
5DIII is a very conservative update to say the least ... as if the clock has stopped over the past 3 years …
Yes, the AF system is substantially upgraded (why drawfed 5DII with that crappy 9-point AF in the first place?) … but why are we not getting tracking AF in movie mode? If Pannny/Oly, Sony and Nikon can do it, I can’t see why Canon cannot. Canon may rightfully argue that pros don't need it, but this is a prosumer body! Lots of people were buying 5DII just to take pictures of their kids, me inclusive. Don't just think about the production houses (I know they bough lots of 5DIIs). Wake up, Canon!
And since 5DIII is supposed to be video-oriented (given that the sensor’s vertical resolution is now a multiple of 1920 ... which should have been used in 5DII, btw), why hold back raw output from HDMI?
Last but not least, why retain that stupid AA filter? Leica, Nikon and Fuji are all taking it out, and one doesn't need to pixel-peep to appreciate the effects!
Canon marketing guys must be blind or brainless or crazy ... they have the full spec. of D800 right b4 them, and they still come up with a crappy spec like this? and want to charge customers $500 more? is that a joke?
As the matter stands, I’m reserving my funds to upgrade my D700 instead. I don't switch systems any more ... parallel running, but I've been using 5DII very rarely ever since I got D700 a year after I got 5DII (I actually compared both b4 jumping into 5DII for the sheer resolution advantage and movie capability ... then, my kids start running around so fast that 5DII's crappy AF fails to catch them).
Canon guys, if you're listening, pls. give us 3D/5DX b4 everybody else here head for the superior D800. By superior, I don't mean the crazy MP count (which does show up as a huge advantage under good light when viewed 100% on-screen or when monstrous size prints are required, btw). It'd be fine if you release the same 22MP sensor, go up to 33MP or even beyond, but pls. give it a tracking movie AF that at least equals that of D7000, if not drawf it; take out that Stone-Aged AA filter; add global shutter to eliminate (not minimize) the jello effect; give it Raw video output (nevermind the interface); and price it reasonably (say, $4k). Is that too hard?
Almost forgotten about 1 stupid thing which I'm not sure whether 5DIII has inherited from 5DII, "Auto ISO" means the body chooses ISO values automatically for the photographer when he/she shoots in Manual mode, not ISO400 or any magic figure. Look at D4, it even allows for zooming and shutter speed +/- biasing now. At least do it the D700 way, pls. Many people would like to set the aperture and shutter speed by themselves and let the camera do the calculations ... because they're fully occupied with tracking their subjects.
Back to the questions:-
1. What type shooting do you do? child photography ... my 4-yearolds
2. Are you a Professional ... (Make the major portion of your income with your camera)? Yes ... but not in the photography/video field ... I'm an engineer
3. How do you feel about the 5D III? an over-priced piece of junk
4. What do you feel should have been included but wasn't? pls. see the above
BTW, D800E fulfills virtually all my upgrading requirements - >12MP, movie AF, no AA filter, raw video output, lighter than D700. What it misses - too high MP count (file size, high ISO noise, low fps ...) and not multiples of 1920. Had it been a 22/33MP body at >=5fps, it would be perfect.