For years (film days) I used Nikons for my 35 mm gear. Four or so years ago I switched to Canon and now use 1DS Mark III. Love the 1DS Mark III but for walking around I use a D5. The Studio stuff is shot with a PhaseOne that never goes off monopod. The D5 body is not as robust as the Mark III but the files are great and the screen is bigger. So the Mark IIIís are on ebay. I could get another D5 body. Or...... Should I think about going back to Nikon? A 1Ds Mark IV seems a long way off. The D3X looks like a great camera too. Itís temping to change again.
Itís not so much the megapixels Iím after. I want fast operating, great auto focus, and easy auto bracket for HD shooting. Video would be nice. I use it on the D5 from time to time with a good mike (the kids concerts are more than passable). No video at work for me. I'm shoddy at finalcut.
Is the Nikon D3X Video quality comparable to that of the Canon?
Are there other bands I might even consider. M9??(so much for fast and auto focus)
Has any one used both. Should I get one of each?
I would be the first to say that itís not the equipment. But I like all this stuff and why not.