Nathan Elson, formerly a Canon shooter, compares the new Canon 5D MkIII with Nikon’s new D800, head to head in studio, low light, and video performance.
And gang, it’s not just me. I’ve always said I think the buttons on Nikon are more “ergonomic”. Nathan, who’s used Canon for years before switching agrees with me. It’s just easier to get to the settings you need to change fast in real-world situations. I’ve used both too, and was glad to go back to Nikon after having to use Canon at the newspaper.
It’s hard to see close up details on video with compression but it does appear that the gradation between highlight & shadow is “prettier” on the Nikon D800. I can’t wait to see one up close myself!
Check out a few of the images on Nathan’s blog.