I found the "Exposure Lattitude" part of DPReview's A7ii review very interesting:
Sony Alpha a7 II Review: Digital Photography Review
Since I shoot RAW, I guess I should be limiting auto-ISO to 800 on my camera in order to preserve highlights. On one hand, it's great that these sensors can be pushed so far in the shadows and still retain usable detail. On the other hand... what a weird user experience to have to go through to get extra stops out of the highlights. Shooting with a black screen at EX -3 to keep shutter speeds normal?Above ISO 800, in terms of noise, there's no difference between increasing the ISO setting in the camera, which applies electronic amplification, and pushing the files later in post processing. However, there is a difference in terms of highlight capture. Amplifying the sensor signal by increasing your ISO setting risks pushing the brightest tones so far that some of them 'clip' and can't be recorded. Under-exposing by selecting a lower ISO prevents this from happening.
Is anyone else shooting like this (purposefully underexposing)? What mode do you shoot, S or M?