I should receive the new Canon 5D Mark III on FRIDAY 3/22. I expect to work with it starting Sunday (riding 200 miles Saturday), with reports to follow next week.
The initial thrust of my reporting for the Canon 5D Mark II will be:
- Image quality compared to the Canon 5D Mark II (noise as it affects real images, dynamic range, etc).
- Ergonomics/usability compared to the Canon 5D Mark II.
- How the Canon 5D Mark II compares to the Nikon D800 for making real images with the best visual impact and overall image quality. I will spare my readers the studio scenes methinks— I want to know myself how these two cameras behave out in the field at ISO 100, and that includes diffraction and depth of field, which will intrude on the D800 resolution.
- (When the 1D X arrives) Image quality compared to the Canon 1D X.
With some luck, I might also have a Nikon D800 on Friday, but that is less than certain. If not, it should show up next week.
Please see my Canon gear page for ordering the 5D Mark III and other gear. Watch my gear pages for in-stock status (blue for in stock, red for out of stock). On most working days, this is updated every 30 minutes.