"In comparison to competition I have had highest success"4.5 starson by pgu123
Pros: Improved weather sealing, full frame high performance sensor, very true color reproduction, lcd is just mint, menu improved by a mile, very practical and useful features.
Have used HD video recording with amazing results with all types of L glass.
Cons: Live view focusing could be quicker and some other minor quirks which I am sure will be update via software versions soon.
Summary: Resolution, spot on focus, adjustment for front or back focus on lenses, very useful highlight priority, good light correction compensation, automatic lens aberration correction, many useful features and bottom line quality performance on par with 1ds II o better in some situations and sorry Nikon is great too but a little behind in final output comparison.
This time easier to say this bad boy is closer to pro and not as much pro-sumer as the old 5d.
Highly recommend will out do your expectations especially for the photography end result or final image quality.
Even auto mode exposure are hard to mess up.
Other cameras being used currently 1ds mark II, Nikon D3.
Obviously there are situations where we use the other cameras with outstanding results as well but simply if it was not an assignment requirement where it calls for let's say more durability shooting in the cold or rain, the 5d mark II end result being image quality in our eyes does outperform the other two.
In consideration for the final result it takes into account correct exposure, focus, true to life color rendition all prior to even thinking of software manipulation of any kind.
It really is an incredible camera and we just barely started using the HD video feature so will not comment too much other than it is ground breaking so far for even the simple reason of how much work can be done in almost pure darkness and grain is just incredible.
Thanks for reading my post.