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Today (March 2, 2012) Canon has announced a new addition to the world famous EOS line-up of DSLR’s, the Canon EOS 5D MKIII. It has improved from it’s predecessor the Canon EOS 5D MKII by a long shot.

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I'm more interested in the Nikon D800e.
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I'm more interested in the Nikon D800e.

Why so?
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Why so?

Here its 2000$ less. The main difference as i can see is that the D800 has a 36.3MP vs a 22.3MP on the MK3, scale down shots on the D800 and it will have a lot less noise.
The MK3 has a higher native ISO 25.600 vs 6400, but ISO levels that high will only result in noise so i never care about that.

There is also a difference in the AF, MK3 has 61 vs 51 focus points, but its limited to f/5.6 vs f/8 on the D800

So all in all there is not much of a difference. I already have about 20.000$ worth of Nikon lenses and accessories and the fact that the D800 is 2000$ less here make it a "no-brainer" for me.
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Here its 2000$ less. The main difference as i can see is that the D800 has a 36.3MP vs a 22.3MP on the MK3, scale down shots on the D800 and it will have a lot less noise.
The MK3 has a higher native ISO 25.600 vs 6400, but ISO levels that high will only result in noise so i never care about that.
There is also a difference in the AF, MK3 has 61 vs 51 focus points, but its limited to f/5.6 vs f/8 on the D800
So all in all there is not much of a difference. I already have about 20.000$ worth of Nikon lenses and accessories and the fact that the D800 is 2000$ less here make it a "no-brainer" for me.

I would still buy the 5D MKIII
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I would still buy the 5D MKIII

And try to sell Nikon lenses that i have paid close to 20.000$ 2'nd hand and then try to find the same once for Canon 2'nd hand. No way Jose.
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I'd love to upgrade to a full frame camera from my T2i, but there's no way I could justify the cost. It's a pretty nice camera though.
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I'd love to upgrade to a full frame camera from my T2i, but there's no way I could justify the cost. It's a pretty nice camera though.

Get a 5DC or 5D MK II for much less then. Its not like you need the latest and greatest to generate awesome images.
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I think the 5d's strong point will be it's video. On paper, both the d800 and mkiii appear to have similar specs in the video department but i'm guessing the 5d will still have a slight edge in video image quality. Canon claims that they got rid of the moire and aliasing issue. Based off one video that Nikon produced, you can see that moire still was present in some area. I know it was only one video, so kind of too early to judge but we'll see.
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And try to sell Nikon lenses that i have paid close to 20.000$ 2'nd hand and then try to find the same once for Canon 2'nd hand. No way Jose.

20k invested in lenses?! Not to mention that 5d cost 2,000 MORE from where you live? F that noise. Yeah, I wouldn't even consider switching if I was in your position. Like I mentioned, besides video(not even proven yet) I can't think of any other good reason why you would switch.

Off topic, but I find it hilarious that a lot of canon users used to say that they didn't need more megapixels... more mp is more noise, blah blah.. now that nikon has monster megapixels, everyone is crying how the 5d mkiii has too little. rolleyes.gif
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