I agree with what you say, I always wondered why the flag was moving in the vacum of space , maybe thats why Neil Armstrong became a recluse after his "lunar landing".
I dont think that anyone has noticed that the noise reduction and active d-lighting has been on in all the images. The only way to really know how this sensor performs is when we see a raw image at ISO 12800 and I'm telling you based on the jpgs on this site we will be dissapointed! So dont make up your minds yet until a full review comes along.
Amazing photography. Who cares what make of camera they used, they could have used a disposable from Boots and still captured impressive images that none of us will ever experience. So please give the technojargon a rest and forget about canon vs nikon for a moment. And get a life because people that love photography are not that bothered that much about camera gear, you know what they say, the best camera is the one you have with you.