Don´t think Canon "failed". It´s not so hard. Canon may have made a bad move, but the camera is great, and it is in stock! Nikon made a bad move, with the D700 without video, Nikon loses the battle for many years in the fullframe market. Now the D800 have the advantage, and this is good for the new stuff and for Canon do even better cameras. I love Canon sensors, the 5D MK II even with more noise in shadows than the D700, have a very nice "buttered" skin texture, and the colors are warmer too. I have both, 5D studio/landscape, D700 action/social/street. The upgrade is just needed for comercial purposes, to surprise the client with the "most modern" equipment.
Take it easy boys, sometimes we are better, sometimes worse. Let´s drink some beer tonight! Cheers.
Dude, for studio photos, landscape, advertising, portraits, food, the D800 blows the MK III out of the waterm it´s a matter o fact. For weddings, video, sports, journalism, wildlife the 5D MK III blows the D800. Like the D700 and the MK II , but this time switching "sides".
anyone has a link to download high iso RAW files from both cameras to compare same images shot outdoors ? . 5D3 jpeg might be better because of in camera post processing. Why don't you people accept the truth? canon failed .
As a frustrated Canon user myself, when I express myself and point out the facts, they call you a troll... so you better watch what you say cause they are looking for someone to blame Canon's failure.