I have been using the Canon XSi (450D) for about 5 years now, and recently decided it's time for an upgrade. After much deliberation between the 5D Mk2 and Mk3, I decided to save myself about $1500 and go with the Mk2. Of course in my research here I read tons of info and rave reviews on the Mk2, and several threads comparing the Mk2 to the XSi, many of which boiled down to "no comparison, 5D is King."
I love the new camera, truly I do, but I wasn't seeing a lot of improvement in image quality, so I decided to do some real comparisons between the two. As far as photo quality goes, I'm wondering if I should have just saved myself the $2000 I spent on it and stuck solely with the XSi.
Here is a link to my test results.
I would love some feedback or suggestions on additional testing that might help me decide whether or not I just made a $2000 mistake. Don't get me wrong, I really love the 5D Mk2, the feel, fit, finish, features, all seem far superior to the XSi, but when it comes down to it, photo quality is the real test, and I'm just not seeing much difference.