It wasn't even in the game. The D200 and D2x were shocking above 400.
True - worse than shocking.
Folks need to keep in mind that Nikon "cracked" the high ISO thing with the D3 with an sensor that had fewer pixels than the original 5D and with a 3 year technology advantage. This and every conceivable feature were the things that got them back in the game. If I remember it was 2:1 Canon in DSLRS before that camera and the D300.
With the 5D II until now, you're getting almost the same low noise in a Canon from sensors with much more resolution. I am expecting the D3s to have lower noise at 102,800 than the Canon, but probably not by much. I would use 102,800 too...once, just for a peak. Personally, it's an idiotic option unless your flash batteries die while you are spelunking in Mammoth Cave.
...you know the video on the Canon will be better.