my 1ds III had better shadow recovery than the 5d3 i tried. Sounds like it's getting worse to me. Low light shooting is the only thing that matters to canon at the moment.
It is a general truism (at least on this board) that Nikon's recent sensors exhibit the best DR of all FF cameras, past or present, approaching if not exceeding the best DR from film days.
I was pointing out that you view this performance as only "marginally" better than Canon while at the same time you view Canon's DR performance to be not even "decent". Hence, by extension, Nikon's DR is only marginally better than not decent. Hence, my