Why is everyone taking pictures In the dark?
Photography is about capturing the light. I think it's nuts that so many "camera testers" care so much about these insane ISO levels. What were you photographing a few years ago when high ISO was terrible? Or when you had 100 Speed film loaded in your camera?
I think it's all a bit out of hand. And I don't want to hear the line "pros need these better tools blah blah blah..."
Pros have been capturing images for generations! It's all marketing now. ALL of these cameras are capable of capturing amazing images. Enjoy the camera you choose, and learn it's strengths and weaknesses.
While I agree with the sentiment, I have to laugh about good enough ISO's a few years ago.
They were terrible.
Now the Canon Rebel XTi is by no means a Pro Camera, but it was pretty good when I purchased it a few years back. While waiting for the 5DmIII to be announced and delivered, my trusty 7D was in damage repair due to a tripod accident. So for the NASCAR Hauler Parade in Las Vegas, I had to pull out the XTi. I knew it was going to be bad, but I needed some shots for friends and their 4-year old.
Wow - it was a raging blizzard of noise at 1600 ISO
- all I could use since slower was a motion blur...
We have come a long way!
(whoops, its an adobeRGB image in sRGB space... oh well, its 2:45 am and the noise is the point of the image)
(oh, and even if I had the 5DmIII, Tony Stewart's hauler had the equivalent of three train locomotives worth of horns - so it was extremely noisy in a different way. Good Night!)