Better AF, faster shooting, more cross-type focus points and low-light features of the 5D3 make it a more useful camera to me than the color depth and dynamic range of the D800.
The 6D's crummy AF made it a sufficiently easy choice to pass up.
Nikon D800 is cheaper at $2800 right now. Problem is that if you're looking at a 5D3 or D800, you're probably vested in either Canon or Nikon lenses, and the switch would be painful.
Nikon did trump Canon spec-wise (especially the sensors) but the 5D3 I believe has better low light capabilities, better AF, and is faster overall. What is likely keeping the price high is Canon's new minimum advertised pricing policy. We see lots of deals through eBay vendors (BigValue, GetItDigital, etc.) almost every week selling the 5D3 for $2799. Adorama had it once at that price, but that was before the pricing policy change.
With the 6D having a single SD slot, comparatively crummy AF, and inferior build to the 5D3, I think we'll see prices remain somewhat stable, just my guess though. The 5D2 is now discontinued, so those wanting robust AF and multiple memory card slots have only one choice, 5D3.
Why not save some $ to aim for D800 since you said 5Dmk3 is no match spec-wise?
I hope I don't come down as condescending but after a decade of shooting digital SLR, I am invested in a system that includes big $$ lens, flashes and other accessories. The body is an important part of the system but only a part. While the D800 is superior spec-wise, 5Dmk3 offers everything I need and more. If Canon lags significantly in the spec department for years to come then I might think of switching systems.
Is full frame camera really worth buying comparing with crop body such as 7D or 60D?
Depends on what you intend to do with the camera. Shoot architecture, sports, wild-life? How do you display your work? Web? Poster prints? Are you a pixel peeper? What lens do you intend to use?
An APS-C vs FF body isn't going to make a difference by itself.
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Please explain why the 5D Mark III is so much better than the 7D ? I mainly take sports photography and the speed of the 7D is remarkable that the 5D can't beat it. With the dual processor, the 7D is like a work horse. This is almost a $2000 price difference. Isn't it better to invest in better lenses than upgrading to a 5D ? For potraits I use alot of fill flash and the 5D doesn't have a built in flash.
Deal works as follows: Order the 5DIII w/ 24-105mm f/4 Kit for $3499.00, and, through 1/1/2013, the order qualifies for 6% rewards ($209.94, links to terms and conditions provided below), in the form of promo codes provided 35 days after the order, usable on any purchase of at Amazon.com for items sold by Amazon, and will expire six months after date of issue. Also, if you have an Amazon Visa card, you receive 3 points per dollar spent at amazon.com, which works out to 10,497 points for this purchase, basically another $104.97 you can use on any amazon.com purchase of amazon goods.
Link to Amazon T&C's for 2% rewards (of note: reward will be converted to promotional code 35 days after your order has shipped, can be used on any amazon order for items sold by amazon.com, expires 6 six months from date of issue): http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_l...B007FGZ1V0
Link to Amazon T&C's for extra 4% rewards (of note: reward will be converted to promotional code 35 days after your order has shipped, can be used on any amazon order for items sold by amazon.com, expires 6 six months from date of issue): http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature....B007FGZ1V0
I bought the lens kit back in December 1st, and the reward was 2% only. Do you think they could update it to the 6% one?
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