gjl711 wrote in post #15233964
That Exmore sensor Sony and Nikon is using really is head and shoulders above any Canon sensor. Better DR, no low ISO banding, much better noise control.
I think there in lies my disappointment. Don't get me wrong, the 5DMkIII is an awesome camera but for those of us that are not AF driven, it's a bit of a let down. When comparing the raw output of each, there is no advantage, no advancement. It's as if Canon has stalled in the sensor department.
This is the crux for me. The bells and whistles are one thing, and sure cameras today are far better than the likes of I could ever take advantage of, BUT, you don't have to be Ansell Adams to take advantage of a sensor that captures better details in the highlights and the shadows.
As a 7d user for 2 1/2 years, I have had to suffer all the 5dii owners telling me ( us ) how image quality was paramount over the bells and whistles the 7d had. It all came down to IQ IQ IQ. Fast forward 4/5 years, and the 6d is still basicly a 5dii which was still basicly a FF 30d.
This reminds me of the British car industry of the 80's. Manufacturers re-hashed new models with slightly reworked old engines. Yes the owner now had electric windows, power steering and a better stereo, but ultimately the cars still were noisy and harsh to drive compared to their French/German/Spanish counterparts. Today, the British car industry doesn't exist, we make plenty for other people but have nothing to offer the world from ourselves
Remember, we gave the world Rolls Royce and Concorde and look at us now...............