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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III: jpeg samples
« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2012, 02:19:49 AM »
Samples are here
http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/eosd/5dmk3/samples/

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there's too much NR on all high iso shots..

at least there's no visible banding (not even pushing the jpegs from lightroom).  :-X

I can't wait to see some unmolested samples.

I know it's apples to oranges (and I really hate to speculate until we see some RAWs from both), but comparing those samples to the D800 samples that have been floating around, the 5D3 ISO3200 (bride) shot looks better in the mid tones and highlights (skin and hair are nearly noise free) and comparable in the lowlights to the D800 ISO800 shot.  The 5D3 ISO3200 (tiger) shot looks better across the board than the D800 ISO800 shots.

I'm not sure what's up with those aurora shots.  Both just look wrong to me for some reason, even the ISO800 one, I can't explain it.

To be quite honest, the D800 has yet to impress me with any high ISO samples I've seen.  The performance I've seen is barely better (and I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt) than my 60D.

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III: jpeg samples
« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2012, 02:19:49 AM »

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #61 on: March 02, 2012, 02:31:47 AM »
Can someone explain to me why it's hundreds of dollars more in Canada even though the exchange is almost identical?

camera prices have nothing to do with exchange rates.

besides, you're lucky! if the US price of $3,500 were converted to AUD it would be $3,244 (according to Google), but here the body alone is going for $4,200...!

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #62 on: March 02, 2012, 02:55:37 AM »
Looks nice. However, I'm gonna save up for a 1DX anyhow  ;D and maybe this as back-up  ::)
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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2012, 02:59:36 AM »
Does someone here understand if the 60fps video mode is available in 1080p or just 720p ???

Thanks !!!

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« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2012, 03:01:06 AM »
Does someone here understand if the 60fps video mode is available in 1080p or just 720p ???

Thanks !!!

720p only

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2012, 03:03:52 AM »
Does someone here understand if the 60fps video mode is available in 1080p or just 720p ???

Thanks !!!

720p only

Hey guys--
new here, was wondering, can anyone explain why something as powerful as the 5DMKIII or the D800 can't shoot 1080p 60FPS, but the Sony A77 model shoot's that fine? Considering they're way less powerful in both processing speeds and overall specs, they're not even comparable. So why can't a 3500/3000 camera line up meant for video do that?

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2012, 03:22:35 AM »
Hey guys--
new here, was wondering, can anyone explain why something as powerful as the 5DMKIII or the D800 can't shoot 1080p 60FPS, but the Sony A77 model shoot's that fine? Considering they're way less powerful in both processing speeds and overall specs, they're not even comparable. So why can't a 3500/3000 camera line up meant for video do that?

Because it will cannibalise sales of the c300 and/or upcoming cinemaEOS [/cynical]
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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2012, 03:22:35 AM »

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III: jpeg samples
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2012, 03:37:49 AM »
I'm not sure what's up with those aurora shots.  Both just look wrong to me for some reason, even the ISO800 one, I can't explain it.
In the ISO 800 shot, I see the stars are leaving a very slight trail, so that they appear a bit teardrop-shaped (motion diagonally, between a 10-11 o'clock position to a 4-5 o'clock one, roughly).  This is likely due to some camera movement (at a wide lens setting, and only 8 seconds, there is not enough time for the rotation of the earth to become visible, I would think...maybe I could play with the Stellarium planetarium software a bit to figure out for sure).

There also appears to be some "chunkiness" or blurring in some subjects, and the blue sky near the waterline appears to have chroma noise blotches.

The tiger picture surprises me a bit for two reasons - one, it doesn't seem as "sharp" as I would have expected from that lens.  The shadow areas (the dark greens, at least) appear very good though, much better than I would expect to get at 3200 from my 7D for sure.

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2012, 03:56:00 AM »
Guys, when will we know which kit the 5d Mark III will come in? Is it again going to be the 24-105L or is there a possibility that it will come with the 24-70mm 2.8

It is the 24-105L. They have it available for preorder at Adorama.

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2012, 04:05:56 AM »
Any idea of bitrates and color sampling scheme (4:2:0, 4:2:2, etc.) ?

Thanks.

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2012, 04:23:48 AM »
Really, I'm not impressed with the provided sample-shots from canon.jp---like always.
But most probably they are from pre-release firmware-versions and in-camera jpgs (so bettery quality has to be awaited). On the other hand I constantly wonder, why they (canon, as well as nikon) are not able to deliver pictures that show what their cams are capable of.

In the ISO 3200+ (I only looked at those) you clearly see the noise-reduction at heavy work.
But also in a photographic manner they are not the best: The Bride-Photos have a strong Orange-Cast (Manual WB needed?) and the Tiger photo is considerably too dark.
Cone on Canon, you can do better.

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2012, 04:53:14 AM »
Very happy after several years of waiting but why did they not put in a rotating back display??????

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2012, 05:02:03 AM »
As a 40D owner I'm glad the 5DIII has finally been announced, it's overkill for me but I can now look to get a good deal on a 5DII.

I'm a bit disappointed that the new GPS hot shoe does not support the 5DII, what's up with that???

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2012, 05:02:03 AM »

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #73 on: March 02, 2012, 05:14:06 AM »
Not interested in this at all. It is an improvement, but not something that would benefit me in daily work so... I feel no temptation to switch.

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #74 on: March 02, 2012, 05:56:15 AM »
Very happy after several years of waiting but why did they not put in a rotating back display??????

fortunately not!
thank God...

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #74 on: March 02, 2012, 05:56:15 AM »