The dynamic range in your test is nearly identical. The exposure latitude is what's different. And ETTR is for every sensor, Exmor included. Having less read noise and therefore better shadows doesn't eliminate the fact that the last few bits have almost no tonal separation if you push them hard enough, an inherent fact of linear ADCs. With digital you want your exposure to the right without clipping highlights if you are going to maximize DR and latitude in post. (If you're not then none of this matters.)
When a Camera is not able to differentiate noise from detail in the lower 3rd of the tonal range, then no test is going to make it shine.
This is not an accurate evaluation or statement. If the noise were that bad you wouldn't have been able to push the Canon RAW 3 stops at all.
I give up trying to apply logic in the face of such statements.
The DR of the SCENE is minimal, a point and shoot would see it all, given the there is no black OR white in the whole photo.
It'S NOT A DR TEST! DR and IQ aren't the same thing, despite the rantings of the doctor.
And I'm note sure if you're confused but the Red channel I posted ISN'T pushed. It's the regular exposure, and at 36% it starts falling apart.
That's not good. As I've said before many times, if you're ok with that, go for it.
But if you had used ETTR then you would have gotten much better results, and you freely admit there are no whites in the scene and it is not a test of DR and you had 100% control over the lighting.
Look, ETTR is not a new thing, we have had to expose to our recording mediums vagaries since photography was invented, look at the meticulous care Ansel Adams went to to accomplish the amazing DR ranges he did with less capabilities than we have now, from initial exposure to development of the film, to printing and development of that print, all in his mind even before he set up his tripod.
You do have a valid point that the Exmor is capable of superior shadow lifting, everybody here agrees with that
, but you are being silly if you honestly believe that Canon sensors are as bad as you are saying.
No system currently available is close to perfect, they all have positive points and negative points, every single one of them. I shoot a lot of live view with the 17TS-E with massive DR (I demonstrated that before but certainly didn't throw it down your throat or go to a Nikon forum to raise hell there) For my personal professional stills work Canon offer me the best solution, the Exmor cannot do what I need in one shot, Nikon Live View is a joke and they don't have a 17TS-E. Now my specific photography needs might be unusual, but if I was shooting the images you have shown with a Canon I know with optimal technique I could get superb results, your reply to that has been "why should I have to?", because we are photographers
, if everybody could get our results you wouldn't have your $250,000 a year studio.