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| p.2 #9 · DxOMark rates the new Canon EOS 6D |
... , but I don't know how many of those who are complaining about this sensor actually make use of 13 or 14 EV DR in their pictures. My Sony NEX-5N with 12 EV of DR already has so much room to pull out shadows that unless I am careful with my processing I can easily get my photos to start looking like HDRs. With 12 EV you are already getting into fairly deep shadows and the 13th and 14th stops are really really deep shadows - the range which most people will turn into black anyway. In reality I...Show more →
Well, pretty much any landscape photographer is going to love an extra 2 EV in DR, which is huge. Sure, not every landscape shot needs it, as sometimes the DR of the scene isn't that great, but many times it can be pretty large. Having an extra 2 EV to play with is much better than not having it - so the 6D (or really any Canon camera) isn't exactly the best for landscapers (talking sensor only - lenses perhaps change this standing).
It's also not just about pulling up the shadows, but the quality you get when you can do so. Sony's sensors are currently stomping Canon when it comes to this capability. Again, certainly not needed in every shot, but it's really nice to be able to drastically alter a file or "save" a shot without horrible shadow banding, etc. Pile this on top of 2 EV DR, and it's easy to see why some people are frustrated at Canon's sensor performance.
All that said, I'm still looking to return to Canon when I move back into DSLRs -- I like their lens lineup better. It's just too bad Canon doesn't have its own D600, though I'd trade the 6D's wifi and GPS for better AF and dual card slots any day.