Originally Posted by Chewy734
The DxO tests are a bit limited because they don't consider real world photography uses of those sensors; however, they do give a relatively accurate presentation of efficiency. It's not a "perfect" way to select a camera body. I like looking at side-by-side images, like DPReview and some others do.
I saw some side-by-side comparisons of the 5D3 and the D800 in-camera jpegs and the Canon blew away the Nikon. That's interesting, but since I shoot RAW, I'd expect anyone using either of those cameras to shoot RAW, I don't really see the relevance. Unprocessed RAW images are also meaningless because no one uses RAW images to print. I want to see Canon processed with DPP and Nikon processed with Nik for starters and then both processed by DxO (I use DxO, you might prefer LR) and make a decision.