JeffreyG wrote in post #14031550
They did indeed give me at least exactly what I have been saying I wanted since the day the 5D2 was announced.
This is true, but is also why a lot of us are expressing some disappointment. They are all good and useful new features, but most of the technology was around when the 5D2 was announced, it's not quite as impressive when added several years later. I use a 5D2 now, and like it, and will almost certainly buy a 5D3, but it's hard to jump up and down with joy because a lot of pretty common features have been put in the new model that have been around for a long time. My 2 year old Panasonic Gf1 has 5 stop bracketing. In camera HDR is pretty commonplace now, and can almost certainly be done better in post with dedicated software. Double exposure sounds cool. Dual card slots, that's great, but hardly an R&D triumph--even the cheapest P&S has an SDHC slot.
kawi_200 wrote in post #14031612
4) Price. Seems overly high, but they need to make up for R&D
From my comments above, you can probably see why I am not really in agreement with you here. If it turns out the Digic 5 is great, that will be awesome news, but right now it's just a name. The boast "2 stops better Jpeg ISO" means little to me, as I shoot Raw, and the NR smeared "evidence" pictures released don't fill me with confidence, but that may just be poorly handled PR by Canon (I hope so!). I really, really want the high ISO handling to be better.
bzollinger, the name of this thread is "what do you think?". I think you are out of line calling people trolls for honestly stating our reservations. You can start another thread "Tell why you are sure you will love the 5D3" or some such. You can attack people over there for expressing concerns.