DxO color test for 5D Mark II

DxO Labs technician Michael Guillon takes a series of photos to test how well the Canon 5D Mark III captures color at a variety of ISO sensitivity settings. For details see CNET's behind-the-scenes look at DxO Labs' testing and some views that contradict digital photography conventional wisdom.
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Nicolas Touchard at DxO Labs

Nicolas Touchard, DxO Labs' vice president of marketing, describes the company's testing procedures for the Canon 5D Mark III in front of him.
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Exposure testing at DxO Labs

At this moment in dynamic-range testing, the Canon 5D Mark III is set to take bracketed exposures at ISO 102,400 of a ring of spots of varying brightness. For details see CNET's behind-the-scenes look at DxO Labs' testing and some views that contradict digital photography conventional wisdom.
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Sharpness testing for Canon 5D Mark II

Canon's 5D Mark III is perched on a tripod in front of a chessboard pattern used to test its image sensor's ability to capture sharp images. For details see CNET's behind-the-scenes look at DxO Labs' testing and some views that contradict digital photography conventional wisdom.
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Color test of 5D Mark II

A Canon EOS 5D Mark III stands before a chart that features one of the few splashes of color in this DxO Labs testing facility. For details see CNET's behind-the-scenes look at DxO Labs' testing and some views that contradict digital photography conventional wisdom.
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Test results: Nikon D800 wins

Here's what it's all about: results. Overall, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III edges out its predecessor, but the Nikon D800 remains the unquestioned king of the hill when it comes to performance shooting raw images. For details, check CNET's story on the 5D Mark III test results.
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DxO Labs' dead leaves chart

DxO Labs has proposed this "dead leaves" test to check cameras' abilities with the low-contrast, irregular patterns that are common in nature. For details see CNET's behind-the-scenes look at DxO Labs' testing and some views that contradict digital photography conventional wisdom.
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MTF test pattern at DxO Labs

The Canon 5D Mark III sits before a chart to test the camera and lens MTF (modulation transfer function), a gauge of sharpness. The camera can be moved up and down and forward and backward.
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Sharpness calibration at DxO Labs

DxO Labs technician Michael Guillon examines test data that reveals where a camera has its sharpest focus. For details see CNET's behind-the-scenes look at DxO Labs' testing and some views that contradict digital photography conventional wisdom.
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Sharpness calibration at DxO Labs

Nicolas Touchard, DxO Labs' vice president of marketing, watches technician Michael Guillon perform calculations to figure out where the Canon 5D Mark III and its 50mm lens achieves its sharpest focus.
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5D Mark II exposure test

DxO Labs technician Michael Guillon checks how well the Canon EOS 5D Mark III can handle capture an image with spots of widely varying brightness.
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