Canon EOS Rebel T1i vs. Nikon D5000

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  1. Chriss

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    Ok, I know ultimately its my choice which camera I get and how it feels, etc. but I just wanted to hear your opinions. I know they are two completely different brands but is there anything that one does significantly better than the other? Thanks.
     
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    Ive personally never used the Canon t1i but i recently purchased the d5000 and i will tell you that im very happy with my photos. The d5000 is awesome in low light situations. Upon choosing the nikon - you will not be disappointed.
     
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    Alright, thanks.

    Also, I wanna say that I probably shoudlve posted this in the equipment section of the forum. If you guys want to move it, go ahead.
     
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    I wouldn't get the D5000 unless you want to do video. Although I've got one I like it. From what I've heard the D90 is better!

    I also have the UK version of the Rebel Kit and I prefer the D5000. Canon one is more bulky and better build quality. But its heavy, and I prefer Nikon anyway.

    But if its your first camera get it!
     
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    I have heard that if you are going Nikon, go with the D90 for a bottom level camera. The extra investment is worth it.

    I have a Canon XSI and love it, you can see pictures in my flickr and such
     
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    Wow the XSi seems nice and is on the cheaper end. Are you happy with making the choice of getting the XSi?
     
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    If you type in T1i vs D5000 in the search feature located at the top right hand side of the forum window, a list of 66 threads will pop up. There's bound to be a thread or two that has a good bit of information you'll find helpful among those 66 threads. THere have been three rather large threads on this subject that I recall, within the last three months or so. All "the goodies" will be found in those earlier threads.
     
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    But i just searched it and didn't find any threads :p I TYPED IN "T1i vs D5000" and it said sorry no matches.
     
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    Both D5000 and T1i are fine cameras. And of course the XSi are good too especially it cost less (minus the video feature).

    If you are very serious about photography and like to learn more about it, starting with the XSi may not be a bad idea. At least you can save some money to buy some accessories such as flash, tripod or good lenses.

    Personally, if I go with Nikon, I will get at least D90 just because of the fact that I like to buy the Nikon 50mm F/1.8 lens and D5000 cannot autofocus with that lens.

    Did you go to a store and played around with both cameras? If not, you may want to do so. If you do not like the way the camera feel in your hand, that may take most of the fun out from your hobby. So try them out first and see if you like them. See how they feel in your hands, and see if you like one better than the other one in buttons layout.
     
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    D5000! That's the one I'm getting---if u go to comparison website that'll help u. The feature I like the most is the screen on the 5000, flips around. I debated between the 2 brands and models and I think Nikon was all around better ( in my opinion )
     
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    Ok guys thank you all very much for the information. I really appreciate it. Now im gonna change the thread a bit if you dont mind.

    Canon Rebel XSi vs. D5000

    The XSi looks like a great choice for me because I am on a budget but i want to hear your opinions.
     
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    I get 66 matches. Here are a few.

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...es-best-picture-canon-eost1i-nikon-d5000.html

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...just-pick-canon-eos-rebel-t1i-nikond5000.html

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...ews/170721-canon-rebel-t1i-xsi-nikon-d60.html

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...ry/186680-beginner-looking-camera-advice.html

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...ilemma-nikon-d3000-d5000-canon-rebel-t1i.html

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...84980-nikon-d5000-vs-canon-eos-rebel-t1i.html

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...83312-nikon-d5000-vs-canon-eos-rebel-t1i.html

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...82736-another-camera-thread-d5000-vs-t1i.html
     

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