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So is the 5D3 better than the 2 in EVERY way?

 
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Mar 03, 2012 11:22 |  #1

I was just going over the specs of the 5D3 and was wondering if the 5D3 excelled the 5D2 in every way performance wise. It has better ISO, better AF, better DR, faster SS, just everything that I can think of.

I'm wondering this because some newer models aren't always better than the previous, take 50D and 60D for example. I love my 5D2 and don't need anything that the 5D3 offers but is anyone keeping the 5D2 simply because they prefer it over the 5D3 besides just the price difference?


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Mar 03, 2012 11:25 |  #2
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Time will tell. We will have to wait for the reviews.

Also, the 60D was crippled to give way for the new 7D line. So that explains that.


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Mar 03, 2012 11:26 |  #3

The 60D is kind of a special case because Canon released the 7D after the 50D. That essentially split the XXD market into the 7D and the 60D, and the 60D moved a little downmarket.

To the original question, on the spec sheet the 5D3 is better than the 5D2 in every way. In my opnion it addresses just about every thing I disliked about the 5D and 5D2.

Note that not much is known about 5D3 images so far. There is nothing available right now but in-camera jpegs shot by photographers of unknown skill in uncontrolled conditions.


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Mar 03, 2012 11:29 |  #4

it's better for canon in everyday, it costs more.




  
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Mar 03, 2012 11:30 |  #5

rick_reno wrote in post #14014479 (external link)
it's better for canon in everyday, it costs more.

I think you meant to say it's priced higher. I doubt the cost is significantly different.


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Mar 03, 2012 11:36 |  #6

i HOPE it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better then the MK2..i am waiting for it ....o.k 5D MKIII where are you..? ? ? ?




  
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Mar 03, 2012 12:09 |  #7

I think so. That's why Canon want 1000+ more for the 5D3.


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Mar 03, 2012 12:10 |  #8

rick_reno wrote in post #14014479 (external link)
it's better for canon in everyday, it costs more.

only if they sell more, and Canon earns billions and billions




  
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Mar 03, 2012 15:15 |  #9

No interchangeable focussing screen:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1155652

This does not mean the standard fixed one in the Mk III is not better than any of the available interchangeable ones for the Mk II and satisfactory for most people. We do not know yet.




  
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Mar 03, 2012 15:19 |  #10
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melcat wrote in post #14015697 (external link)
No interchangeable focussing screen:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1155652

This does not mean the standard fixed one in the Mk III is not better than any of the available interchangeable ones for the Mk II and satisfactory for most people. We do not know yet.


Even the 5dmarkII Canon only has 3 focusing screens. The rest, you have to use third party stuff.


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Mar 03, 2012 15:34 as a reply to  @ TooManyShots's post |  #11

  • Killer high ISO quality
  • 61-pt Superior reticular AF (near 1dx)
  • 41 X-type AF points vs. 1 in 5d2. You ask for it!
  • Digic 5+ processor
  • Higher fps
  • Smarter AutoISO (like 7d)
  • Configurable buttons (like 7d)
  • Advance iFCL metering (like 7d)
  • Larger LCD screen for spectacular chimping experience
  • Faster shutter response (like 7d)
  • HDR mode if you are into that sort of thing
  • Unlimited burst depth in Jpeg! <--- :lol:
  • Full pixel processing for in HD instead of line skipping ...

...just to name a few.

Only you can decide if the above are important to you. Else the 5d2 will be fine. It is in my next camera list.

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Mar 03, 2012 15:40 |  #12

melcat wrote in post #14015697 (external link)
No interchangeable focussing screen:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1155652

This does not mean the standard fixed one in the Mk III is not better than any of the available interchangeable ones for the Mk II and satisfactory for most people. We do not know yet.

Not really a dealbreaker for me, but I can see where the concern comes from. I guess Canon's banking on the new AF system being good enough to forgo the use of precision screens for MF completely. Though this does kind of screw over Zeiss and adapted lens users.


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Mar 03, 2012 15:43 |  #13

I use 2 5dmk2 and I am very happy to be very soon adding a mk3 to our gear list, alomst everything that I have found lacking in the mark 2 is fixed (dual sim card, headphone jack, better iso, better AF)

the 5D series is reserved for a very specific type of shooter imo - someone who needs a very dynamic device to fit a variety of situations, the mark 2 is amazing the mark 3 takes that amazing and makes incredible

hats off to you canon, good price for a very VERY solid device.


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Mar 03, 2012 15:51 |  #14

hmm well the 5d3 is almost double the price of a 5d2. still can't tell if the upgrades are double that of the mk2. i guess it depends on what you shoot.


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Mar 03, 2012 17:13 |  #15

imo if you are actually in NEED of a device such as a 5D series camera...the price that it is going for should not affect you at all. IF you are not in the industry, a 5 series camera is a waste of money - there are hundreds of options to choose from.

if you already use a 5dmk2 then you know, that the options offered on the mk3 are worth every penny and if you are actually using that camera for work then it should pay for itself very quickly.


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