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Canon EOS 1D X

Pattern Noise — Streaking and Banding (Picnic Table)

Here we have an about $6800 professional body that Canon claims to have exceptional pixel quality:

The images produced with the EOS-1D X camera's new sensor are so clean that files can easily be up-sized if necessary for even the most demanding high-resolution commercial applications.

Alrighty then. Can the 1D X make an image at ISO 100 that is free of pattern noise?

Test scene

Shown below is the scene as shot at ISO 100, 1/8000 second @ f/1.2. Aperture f/1.2 was chosen intentionally for a well-blurred background, to help reveal any pattern noise.

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