>And don't get me started on the attributes of the Canon 18mp >crop sensor, which is all that's available in their crop >cameras. Again, old design, banding, low dynamic range, poor >high ISO. Easily outclassed by the sensors in any number of >Nikon cameras available for the last few years and my take is >even the old D300 holds it own against this Canon sensor head >to head.
Agreed. Not a bad sensor, but not a great one either, if you use ISOs over 1600 routinely. A pro photog friend and fellow Nikon user who always disliked the D300 (that's what our university newspaper had back in the day and he always got stuck with it for basketball assignments) bought a 7D about 3 years ago, and then returned it within 2 weeks because it was basically more of the same with higher MP. He thought he'd use it for video. Ended up buying a Rebel instead. More cost effective; same sensor. Of course, if I were shooting sports every week at ISO 1600 or below, the 7D would be a great camera, and I'd probably be using one.