Ok, if you haven’t seen enough by now, then I suggest you buy these two and beat it to death even more than I have :-)
But one more shot at a direct comparison at large size. This time in a bit of shadow, but still very brightly lit. Macro range, so we see a lot of detail.
Click through to see the 800px version. The following crops are full sized on this blog.
The detail difference here is *blindingly* obvious. At large size, even macro shots are ruined by the massive noise reduction required for 12mp. What a fricken crime!