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Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« Reply #90 on: June 23, 2012, 02:21:26 PM »
There are a few devout Nikon shooters that I am aware of that are changing their tune because of the 5D Mark III. I'm looking forward to seeing what people think of the 1D X and Canon in general when it becomes available.

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I know most of you are Nikon shooters and the world thinks I'm some sort of Nikon Icon, but like any other good horserace, the two contestants sometimes swap positions.

I hate to say it, but I agree with KR. Competition is a great thing and it will keep motivating both companies to produce a better product.

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Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« Reply #90 on: June 23, 2012, 02:21:26 PM »

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« Reply #91 on: June 24, 2012, 01:32:32 AM »
It's true. The whole market is getting very competitive. Canon and Nikon need to watch out from each other (especially Canon) and both of them need to watch out from other brands that are proving themselves as well.

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Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« Reply #92 on: June 24, 2012, 01:36:50 AM »
It's true. The whole market is getting very competitive. Canon and Nikon need to watch out from each other (especially Canon) and both of them need to watch out from other brands that are proving themselves as well.

The day Sony will manage to compile a good imaging algorithm will be a very bad day for Canon and Nikon :)

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Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« Reply #93 on: June 24, 2012, 05:01:06 AM »
I still think through all the competition, Canon will remain #1

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« Reply #94 on: June 25, 2012, 10:04:36 AM »
I still think through all the competition, Canon will remain #1

It depends on how you define being #1. If we're talking about overall sales numbers I think it will be hard for Nikon to rapidly match or surpass Canon unless something seriously drastic happens. If we're talking about leading the industry through innovation while remaining profitable / growing I think Nikon is currently ahead of Canon for the following reasons...

1. Nikon has been announcing products and delivering them on time while Canon hasn't done.
2. Canon's price points have surpassed Nikon's for new releases (1DX vs D4, 5DIII vs D800).
3. Nikon typically doesn't handicap their cameras as badly by limiting their features... for example Nikon provides full color metering for ALL of their SLR camera bodies (and have for a very very long time), Nikon provides uncompressed video output via HDMI, Nikon has provided professional AF in multiple bodies for a long time (Canon didn't until the 5D3), Nikon provides spot metering based on selected AF point for ALL of their SLR camera bodies, etc. The only argument to this that I can think of would be battery grips boosting max continuous shooting FPS (which I agree is lame).

We all know that healthy competition will only benefit us (the users) and hopefully Canon will respond.
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Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« Reply #95 on: June 25, 2012, 10:37:25 AM »
Why do people insist on comparing the D800 to the 5DIII? They fill a totally different market segment
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Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« Reply #96 on: June 25, 2012, 12:32:36 PM »
Why do people insist on comparing the D800 to the 5DIII? They fill a totally different market segment

BUT... There in the same price segment. ;D

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« Reply #97 on: June 25, 2012, 12:37:49 PM »
Why do people insist on comparing the D800 to the 5DIII? They fill a totally different market segment

BUT... There in the same price segment. ;D

1D4 is too - but that is never mentioned :o

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Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« Reply #98 on: June 25, 2012, 01:15:33 PM »
Why do people insist on comparing the D800 to the 5DIII? They fill a totally different market segment

BUT... There in the same price segment. ;D

1D4 is too - but that is never mentioned :o

I know, Even a 1DsMK3 is possible around that price area. 8)

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Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« Reply #98 on: June 25, 2012, 01:15:33 PM »