It seemed to me that in their attempt to be "fair and balanced", they were unwilling to call out the pros/cons of each camera and mostly tried to minimize or gloss over them. For instance saying "Yeah the D800 has more detail but the 5D3 has enough", or not going into DR much at all except to say they're both "good enough", and saying both have similar noise performance without getting into what that really mean for the higher-res D800. The only clear-cut "winner" they seemed willing to declare was the 5D3 AF.
(disclaimer, I haven't watched part 2 yet)
You should watch part 2.
I didn't feel that they made excuses for anything. I felt that in their practical experience
the many of the differences were minimal. They way relatively tiny differences in detail, but not much to sweat about. Same with D.R. - slight differences are there but not enough to change the character of the photo to the extent that you would switch systems or anything ;-)
Anyway this sure beats shooting stuffed animals on a tabletop, rez charts, or brick walls, IMO.
Again, watch part 2.
The only thing which really surprises me is how good the Canon's AF is - and it's better than the Nikon's.