There’s been a lot of talk about the HDSLRs announced recently and as time goes by, we’re seeing more and more comparisons of the Nikon D800 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III – and we’ve got 3 top flight comparisons for you today plus a few extras at the bottom. And all of these come from different viewpoints – one from a pro photographer, one from someone coming into full frame, and one from an old pro in video.

Dave Dugdale

First up is Dave Dugdale from – his article “Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 Comparison” includes this video review:

Dave writes:

I’m really excited to have reviewed both the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800. I have been shooting with both of these camera for awhile and have been taking them both everywhere I go trying them side by side in different lighting conditions, cloudy, mixed lighting, extreme low light, swimming pools, silhouettes, even time lapses, comparing skin tones, slow motion, landscapes, and pictures styles, and I think I have found some interesting stuff about these cameras that no one else is talking about.

I’ve been wanting to buy a full frame camera for awhile now and I have been waiting for the Canon 5D Mark III to come out, but now that Nikon has stepped up their game on the video side of things, so there are two cameras to consider now. Are you an amateur like me wanting to step up to a full frame? In this video comparison I will be talking about this from the amateur level. This is by far my most thorough comparison I have ever done since I will be buying one of these cameras.

read the whole article

More Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

For photographers, Ron Mart has written a very detailed report “COMPARISION: Nikon D800 vs Canon 5D Mark III

Ron’s article is unique in that he writes two different conclusions – one for Nikon owners and one for Canon owners – as many are likely not to really want to switch due to their investments in lenses.

Ron also has a very interesting post “FAIL: Nikon D800 Live View vs Canon 5D Mark III” where he documents an issue he sees in the live view on the D800

And, for audio buffs, JuicedLink provides this comparison “Canon 5DMKIII versus Nikon D800 review of audio firmware features”:

The pro video comparison…

Of course, since you’re watching our HDSLR news page, you’ve seen that Philip Bloom has published his report… “Full Frame Shootout: Review of Nikon D800, D4 and Canon 5DmkIII

(cover photo credit: snap from the Ron Mart article – closeup from the D800 photo)