...the actual quality of the sensor or the IQ of its RAW output... is the only thing that matters (for me anyway).
Then it's time to preorder.
Oh yeah, a Hassy would be nice. But that's a bit out of my league
I am perfectly aware that no APS-C sensor will deliver the same IQ as a FF. I just want to see what they can do. I would be perfectly OK with a sensor that performs slightly better than the 7D for high ISO and gets rid of the banding noise showing up even at low ISOs. I hope that this is not too much to ask after five years…