and kicks its ass in almost every way.
Correction - in just about (or actually
, depending on personal needs) no
Those of us who shoot with the 7D have seen all of this - all of it
When the D7000/Pentax K-5/Sony A580(?) came out with the Sony sensor, exactly
the same noises were made by vociferous, 7D-using malcontents as are being made now about the 5D Mk III compared to the D800: "we can't shoot without the [D7000/D800 - delete as necessary] low ISO DR"; "Canon can't make sensors"; "They're doomed"/"I'm jumping ship"/"Canon need to wise up..." - on and on. Ad nauseam
It's like Groundhog Day without the jokes.
Well guess what? I still see ten 7Ds in use to every one of the D7000/K-5/A580 triumvirate I see in the field; I've yet to see a single
image from the Nikon, the Pentax or the Sony that I couldn't recreate; I've still seen thousands
of 7D images that have taken my breath away; and I've yet to lose a single shot from my 7D that I would have made if only I'd had the Sony sensor.
So the take-away message for Canon is this: some people - a tiny, insignificant, but very vocal subset of the customerbase - are only happy when they're bitching about something, and Canon will still sell truckloads of cameras despite what that subset has to say about it, because the rest of us
will simply get on with figuring out how to equalise these - in truth, pretty piddling and easy to address - Sony sensor "superiorities".
It happened over the 7D, and it'll happen with the 5D Mk III.