Well I’ve looked at tons of comparisons and I simply can’t see it in the example shots. Individual pixels look noisier, but when shown at the same object magnification, more detail is visible. Most reckon you can get 1-stop extra ISO performance.
Mind you – I haven’t tried it for myself, which you have, so I’m not trying to dismiss it.
Ok, so I’m a sports photographer and I have a fair whack of kit but it doesn’t mean I know everything about everything. It means I know what I need to do my job and earn a bit of dollar out of it.
My first question to you is… what are you going to with your camera? What sort of photography are you going to do or take a pop at? If you are just taking shots of the kids or the dog in the back garden, then that’s different to landscape or macro etc.
Second question what is your budget? as ultimately this drives what is available to you.
Third is…. well lets see what the answer to one and two are.
Remember, a good photographer gets good shots from what ever kit! Also all my kit is second hand.
bomberman, I’m planning to sell my 450D. I’ve had it for 4 years. It’s in great condition. I have 3 lens which I will also be selling. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send you full details.