Mornnb wrote in post #15518900
I don't really care how much noise there is at ISO 12800, I care how much noise there is when I raise the shadows in a scene with high dynamics. Canon's got to stop prioritising engineering around low noise at high ISO and start focusing on dynamic range.
I'm sure that decision was to appeal to those who do need high ISO capabilities (sports & action photogs). Judging by how people reacted to how good the D3s handled high ISO noise, it sounds like Canon saw the opportunity. I know several people who considered saving money and switching to Nikon (and I considered it too, but a used D3s was going for ~$3500 at the time). One of those friends now has a 5D3 and is extremely happy with the high ISO performance.
I also suspect that there are more users who would love to see high ISO performance than more DR (since the high ISO benefits action shooters and indoor event photographers).
jrmy wrote in post #15521334
The 6D is not a missed opportunity because it lacks a more sophisticated AF system; it is a considered
a missed opportunity because many members of this forum want a 5D3-like body for 2K or less.
I agree with you on that one. Even with the few things I disagree about the 6D (single SD slot and no joystick), I don't see it as a consumer camera or as a "Super Rebel", and it's obviously targeted at a different audience than the 5D3. If you *need* a 5D3, chances are you can afford it, or you can justify spending that much money.