that's dismaying, but I can't say I'm surprised. I mean, I knew about the noise at high ISO on my Canon G10, and the increased grain of the chemical-process film, but I thought that the pricier cameras advertising high ISOs would have better processors or sensors to get smoother shots by now.
Ah well, I'm getting all the shots I need with what I've got. Well, no fireflies, but I do ok with 1600 for astronomy shots, even handheld. this the moon, Jupiter, and
Uranus Venus over Atlanta's midtown. Probably a second or two exposure. Not awesome, and I had to reduce the file size to post, but it serves my purposes.