Thinking about upgrading from an XSi, but not because I really need anything... it's a great little camera. What I would like:
1) two more stops of ISO. The XSi can't shoot above 1600.
2) more dynamic range. Having even an extra stop of DR (two would be the proverbial icing) would be great for reducing the number of times I have to bump up fill light
3) second control wheel -- why not
To be frank, the camera that suits this spec list best is the D7000, but going down this path would mean replacing all of my lenses. The 5D3 is also a contender but is even more outrageously expensive. The 60D fits the bill for two of the three, but given that it doesn't meet all three desires, I'm not sure it's a wholescale upgrade. I can make use of the XSi for now; these are just things I wish I had for a minority of situations.
Given that you all are 60D shooters, any thoughts? How is the 60D's dynamic range, as that's the biggest one on my list right now?
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art. JPEG straight off the camera:
and with some noise reduction:
Exif intact... ISO 12800
Did not shoot RAW to play with... I also need to bring the exposure about a stop down... I shot it as a test, talking with a photographer friend