I often shoot at the edge of light.
What I want from a sensor is the ability to “push” cleanly from ISO 100 or ISO 200 or ISO 400 by up to 2 stops, with 3 stops a bonus.
Uniform grain-like noise is just fine. Any kind of pattern noise is highly undesirable.
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