I’ve completed a draft of my review of the Canon 5D Mark III camera. Comments/corrections would be appreciated. Given the DxO Labs results from the Nikon D800 and the 5D Mark III, I think it is time for me to admit that my prediction from roughly 2006 has proven to be spectacularly wrong. When Sony purchased Minolta’s camera business, I said that the professional SLR market was big enough for just two companies. Given that Canon and Sony were much bigger firms with more capital than Nikon, and that Nikon was reliant upon Sony to make sensors, I expected Canon and Sony to build products that Nikon could not match. Now it looks as though Nikon is crushing Canon in those aspects of sensor performance that are relevant to image quality. And the article even has an example of an iPhone 4S producing a better JPEG than the $3500 Canon body.
So… I know that I was wrong, but I still can’t understand how I could have been so wrong.