There's all sorts of talk about the AF coverage .... Nikon saying that they have a denser AF array with 105 focal points, 48 down on the D5 ..... many are asking if the AF coverage has been reduced as a result.
Canon's offering looks to knock the Nikon out of the park frankly !!
Nikon's pro DSLR swan song looks to go out with a puff of smoke ..... sans the bang!
Somewhat agree to both of you. The 1D X III definitely brings more innovations than the D6 and looks more attractive on paper. On the other hand, the differences between both cameras are not big enough to make someone who has already spent a fortune on high end lenses consider a switch.
AF frame coverage of both cameras remains to be seen. I expect the Canon to have an advantage here, but I would be very surprised if the D6's AF coverage is narrower than the D5's. Still, if you want both speed and the maximum AF coverage in the frame and are satisfied with 20 MP, the D500 is still the way to go.
@JoJu: well, these are tools bought and used primarily by pros in challenging environments. Which means the most basic expectation on the user side is: this thing needs to work, no matter what. It's a conservative clientele, for sure. For journalism work, mirrorless cameras a becoming an alternative for some, but for the average sports shooter, there is no alternative to those heavy bricks. And likely also not to the optical viewfinder.