Camera Bodies

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  1. Tighearnach

    Tighearnach TPF Noob!

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    I have been reading reviews of alll the latest camera bodies that have been coming onto the market as i would like maybe 12 months down the road to upgrade from my 400D. Now i havent used any of the new bodies but from reviews I cant help getting the feeling that Nikon are quite a bit ahead of Canon. The cameras i have been looking at specifically are the Nikon D90 Canon 50D and Nikon D300 which would all fit into the price range i think i would go to for my next body. The reviews for the D90/300 seem extremely positive while i find most reviews i read for the 50D while saying the camera is very good they come across as been underwhelmed by the upgrades from the 40d.

    So i dont want to start a Canon Vs Nikon thing here but what is the general consensus out there for bodies in the 800-1500dollar range. Are Nikon walking away with it at the moment?
     
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    There's a 400D?
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Yes... wait! The moment has passed; now Canon is ahead. And tomorrow it will be Nikon. And then Canon.... There have never been 2 other camera companies with such similar equipment as Nikon and Canon.
     
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    Your impression is not accurate. There are differences in cameras based on many different things, but neither company has a clear lead over the other.
     
  5. Village Idiot

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    That's false. Olympus is the clear cut winner. Soccer moms want cool looking point and shoots. 4/3 will rule the world for them.

    :meh:
     
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    Moment passed again... Sony has it for the next 3 min... wait... by the time you read this... it's passed again back to Canon for the next 45 seconds.
     
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    I too have been looking into upgrading my D80, and from what I've been seeing in the tech specs between the D300 and 5D the only major difference is the mega pixels, and the cost. So for my money I think I'm going to go with the D300 plus I don't have to replace my lenses.
     
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    well lets look at the D300 and 50D. There 100 bucks in the difference. According to the reviews I have read the D300 is streets ahead in performance. Should I switch over to the dark side......
     
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    Just going to jump in here and say:

    You can't beat Canon's glass.
     
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    well the d300 has a crop factor of 1.5x on it's sensor, where the 5d is full frame, so there's most of the price difference between the two
     
  11. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    An interesting opinion, and one that comes at an interesting time.

    Let me quote letter for letter a posting that I read on the net recently... and that I verified and can vouch as being accurate because I actually went and checked all the numbers myself, just so that I could be sure:

    I wouldn't say that Canon glass is any better than Nikon... what I think is more correct to say, is that both have low and high end glass, and that if you are serious about your photography, you will move towards the higher quality glass irrespective of brand.
     
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    - How much do you have invested in lenses?
    - Have you tried out the other camera?
    - What direction is your photography taking and what are your needs?

    Once you can answer those questions, you are 75% on the way to knowing what camera to take. :)
     

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