I agree that at least the 5D3 looks more like pro-tailored body rather than high end amateur.
Just wanted to comment the mentioned features in the light of mirrorless progression, which seems to be quite impressive - shorter update cycles compred to SLRs and more innovation. Some of them already provide enough for a special professional use and sometimes even surprass in specs.
* Olympus EM-5:
- fully weather sealed (5D3 is not though improved from 5D2)
- flash sync speed up to 1/250th sec (5D3 - 1/200)
- 9fps (ok - 4 with the AF)
- "world's fastest" (presumably for single-acquisition AF) - needs to be verified of course
- ISO up to 25600 and not bad for a much smaller sensor
* Fuji x 1 Pro:
- high DR with very usable pushing, good detail & rendering (lack of AA & unique bayer pattern)
* Fuji x100:
- with leaf shutter up 1/2000 f-sync
- now this camera is silent, forget all those "silent modes" in other cameras
* Panasonic GH2:
- impressive video (with hacks)
(can't wait to see the new GH3 model, probably due to Photokina this year)
* Generally speaking of non-SLR cameras:
- contrast AF doesn't need AF tweaking though speeds are not yet
comparable to high end SLRs
Sorry if something worth mentioning is left out, that was just a quick try.
Really? I'm honestly surprised to hear that:
* Dual cards
* Pro AF
* Improved weather sealing
* More FPS
* EC +/- 5 stops
* Improvement to focus microadjust
* Reduction in shutter lag
* Viewfinder improvement
* X-sync improvement
* Silent mode shooting
These are pro features, especially the AF.
Understand that the 5d3 isn't what everyone wanted, but the one thing I don't think can be claimed is this was was a camera for consumers. Consumers would generally not want a pro AF but would likely want more MP. Not saying the pro market doesn't want more MP either, but if they were going for the consumer market I have no doubt MP would have increased since consumers with 5dii's would look at the 5diii as no real improvement for them.