2ev is a lot, I often use 2 stop grad ND filter and it makes a huge difference. If a next-gen sensor had 2-stop DR improvement, it'd be fantastic, I wouldn't need to use the ND grad or would significantly reduce its use.If the difference is >2ev and if you shoot wide DR scenes and if you shoot RAW and if you know how to recover the shadows in post...you'll get a few shots that would require HDR techniques on the lower DR sensor.
1ev is plenty, it's often a difference between an 'ok sky' and a 'blown out sky'. Yes I'd like to minimise the use of HDR techniques, stacking etc.If you're talking about a 1ev difference you'll see a noise difference while pixel peeping.
I simply showed the statement that Sony hasn't improved the DR in years is false. Now you're trying to play it down and call the spirit of Nikon. What does Nikon have to do with the statement about DR improvements in Sony cameras?So finally to the level Nikon was at in 2012. Silly Sony and their old sensor designs, when will they offer us something new?