superdiver wrote in post #18468582
I currently have a Canon 40D i bought here a few years ago and it has worked well. I am wanting more out of my camera now. I want better low light indoor sport ability (I would like the 1Dx something, but just because i CAN afford something it doesn't mean i SHOULD, i do this for fun, not work!), i also shoot a lot of wildlife as I live in S E Alaska. I do manage to TRY to shoot landscapes as I have no end of that here... I am leaning towards a the 5D mk iv, but am not sure if thats too much camera for what I want or if it will do what I want. I love the idea of the 30mp in the 5D iv.... What other cameras should I consider?
What is it about 30Mp that you like so much? I only ask because what you're looking to do, you get better ISO performance from larger pixels, not more pixels, so if you're going to live at ISO 12,800 and higher, maybe consider a camera with larger pixels (less MP). This is why the 1DX is great with high ISO. If you're not printing a billboard, you really don't need a huge number of pixels for viewing pleasure. Even web images are barely 2MP at "full HD resolution" unless you are way into 4K. Just throwing that out there. It's easy to get hung up on bigger numbers. But for your ideal use, indoor sports, fast AF, great tracking, good high ISO performance, etc, a used 1DX might be a valid option for you. With good processing you can make most modern cameras result in a clean high ISO image that is very useable. TeamSpeed has lots of resources to show that 7~8 year old small pixel cameras (like the 7D and later) can produce very workable high ISO images, take a look at his resources. If you combine good processing (with good exposures for the high ISO) and have a large pixel size on a modern sensor, you'll get a lot more out of high ISO shooting. After that, for your purpose, it's all about the AF performance in low light (and newer cameras with -3 EV AF sensitivity can be really nice for this purpose).
Glass matters too. Assuming you're already using F2.8 zooms, or faster primes?