« on: October 24, 2014, 12:49:38 PM »
There is little doubt as to my bias. As I looked at different areas of the image, the difference between cameras changed, sometimes by a significant amount. The area I finally picked was one that I thought allowed me to see contrast, color, and resolution. I went a lot by the readability of the text in the edge of the pie chart. Reducing the resolution of the higher mp cameras will make them look better, and looking for different characteristics will give different results.
In the end, there is no absolute formula, its a matter of personal preference, which is a form of bias.
Arguing about a preference is not going to change another persons view, and proclaiming that my view is the correct one will bring a lot of disagreement.
I'll still want to wait for more professional reviewers, but its obviously already a improvement over the previous Canon APS-C cameras at high ISO's. At low ISO's and a proper exposure, they all look pretty similar to me.
Knowing you, I'm sure you did a much more thorough and conscientious examination than I did. But, I pretty much came to the same conclusion (emphasized above). It may be my bias, but I think it's an improvement over most other brands at high ISOs, not just Canon.