this from my 7D...
Yep, that looks fairly noisy, and judging by the exposure settings, was shot in a reasonable amount of light (presumably as a test?), which also helps. Looks like a fair bit of NR, too...perhaps with ACR, but even if not, reducing it to 20% of original size provides substantial NR.
The 1D IV would look that "good" at ISO 25600.
Canon simply does not offer a regular form factor DSLR body that has high image quality and good handling (decent AF, fps, etc.)
- what a bloody stupid thing to say.
No, it's not, but your comment is a bloody rude thing to say, IMO. Perhaps you just have a different (i.e. lower) definition of 'high image quality'.