Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Nikon D90 or Nikon D5000?

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  1. Lemxon

    Lemxon TPF Noob!

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    Hello Everyone! I'm going to be buying a new dslr soon, but im not sure which one I should buy. I have previous experience due to always using my friend's DSLR at community service events and such but now i'm getting my own.

    Canon EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR Camera w/EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens - 3818B002 - WolfCamera.com

    Canon EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR Camera w/EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens for 838.68


    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D90-Digital-18-105mm-3-5-5-6G/dp/B001ENOZY4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A1LD8YQ23K3G6J&s=photo&qid=1266912764&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: Nikon D90 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens: RitzCamera[/ame]

    Nikon D90 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens for $1,149

    or

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D5000-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G-Vari-angle/dp/B00267S7TQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&m=A1LD8YQ23K3G6J&s=photo&qid=1266912764&sr=1-4]Amazon.com: Nikon D5000 12.3 MP DX Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens and 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD: RitzCamera[/ame]

    Nikon D5000 12.3 MP DX Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens and 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD for 699.00

    It would be nice if I could get some insight towards which one would be the ideal choice. Thank you! :)
     
  2. PhotographyPool

    PhotographyPool TPF Noob!

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    The Canon without a doubt. Canon have an excellent reputation in my eyes, I cannot recommend them enough.
     
  3. FORCFED

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    Over the D5000 or the D90 i would say D90. I bought the D5000 and want more already.

    I cant comment on Canon as i dont know much about them.
     
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  5. pbelarge

    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    I have had the T1i for about 7 months, it was my first DSLR after many years of P&S cameras. A good friend has a Nikon and he loves it. So any advice is going to be this or that - they are all good, especially for a first camera. Pick one you like the most based on feel and the ease of use...what are you looking for. Check out the lens selections and how much that brand camera and accessories may cost you over the next several years - that may help your decision.
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Canon-T1i-Digital-18-55mm-3-5-5-6/dp/B001XURPQS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266935478&sr=8-2]Amazon.com: Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens: Electronics[/ame]

    The above link is to a lower priced Rebel T1i as compared to the link you posted.

    Good Luck!!!
     
  6. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Holy crap, there are like 5 other threads on this same topic, referencing pretty much the same cameras.
     
  7. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    search, people.
     
  9. williambarry

    williambarry TPF Noob!

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    Quit relying on the damn camera to take "good" pictures. Cameras take good pictures like spoons made rosie fat.
     
  10. Sam6644

    Sam6644 TPF Noob!

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    wait for the T2i and buy that.
     
  11. The Shoe

    The Shoe TPF Noob!

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    Why restrict yourself? Look at an Olympus E-620, or a Pentax K20d or something similar. I mulled over all the options in my price range so much that I almost nabbed both those models before settling on the Nikon D90. Taking 2 months to decide helped with the monetary situation.

    Not that I'm trying to throw a monkey wrench into your thought process. I've had the D90 for a week and I've learned most of its features without a guidebook and I find it easy to use. I am thoroughly enjoying it.

    In the end it came down to me being the type of person who uses things until they die, so I wanted something that I could grow into and have fun playing around with while I improve my sight/artistic vision. [Note to self: Date another artist]

    But yeah, [insert everything else that was said about searching/photograper skill > camera features].
     
  12. JimmyO

    JimmyO TPF Noob!

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    Ill save you some time.


    They all take pictures that look the same.
     

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