i'm really disappointed that you forgot to mention the substandard DR of canon and blah blah blah
I was simply speculating on the sustainability, given what appear to be some pretty significant market pressures that may be just around the corner (Pressures, by the way, that are self-inflicted by these two companies if they really do elect to release low-cost full frame models.)
I don't seem to find any correlation of what you've stated vesus the title of your post: "Is the 5DIII the New 50D?"
This is the start of a D600 vs 5DIII thread hijak where Canon are stated as money grabbing with inferor products
yeah its all getting a bit old isn't it?
I am waiting for the naughty forty to arrive on Monday - then I should be able to use the 7D as a street camera.
I do agree about the 5DIII getting a bad name, but it seems mostly to be based on forums with a large North American group of users. UK based sites are all singing its praises, even with the odd hitch here and there - they dont seem to care about the light leak as it didn't impact their images
My 5DIII owning friend had to send his back to Canon for 'adjustment'. Took 4 days to do (from posting to return). He is now producing stunning pictures with it. His pictures with a large white show just how good it really is - I would say basic IQ is as good as the 1DS3 (although I still prefer the 1DS3 colour rendition and low noise at iso 50-200)
He upgraded from a 50D - and is blown away by it.