Best high-ISO performance?

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Best high-ISO performance?
5 months ago

I'm trying to ask an impartial question: What DSLR body has the best high-ISO performance, regardless of brand or cost?

We're doing some handheld shooting in a hospital NICU (newborn intensive care unit) where no supplemental light source (other than a reflector) is allowed. My 5D2 and 1Ds3 are decent, even with with noise reduction applied in LR5, but not great. I've  been using mostly the 50mm f/1.4, but shooting predominantly at f/5.6 to get enough DOF. So, I'm wondering what to rent; could be Canon, Nikon, Sony, Phase One, or something else. The idea is to obtain the best possible results, regardless of cost.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS-1Ds
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