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@ hardlyboring, Mautner is now omitting shutter speeds from his example data. So there is no way to even guess at EV. That means the examples might not be at all representative of noise in real world use,
Image noise is not dependent on the amount of light. It depends on the exposure, ie how much of that light is allowed to enter the camera.
I am going to go out on a limb about your Canon killer remark, and tentatively (because data are still thin) predict that the current Canon 5D II will continue as a better landscape camera than the D800.It will be interesting if Canon brings out a 5D III to see if they choose a different route down megapixel road, or instead chase after Nikon. If it's the latter, then I suspect the Nikon D700 and the Canon 5D II will continue as the landscape cameras of choice pending further announcements.
So the 5DM2 beats the D800 for landscape because it has fewer megapixels? By that logic the 5DM2 is beaten by the 5D/D700 because they have even fewer megapixels, even though the former has less noise, and the D800 has less noise still.
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