I'm torn

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  1. JongTong

    JongTong TPF Noob!

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    i dont know which one to get im torn between the Canon 30d and the Nikon D200?
     
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    So toss a coin ;)

    No offence but we can't (or rather shouldn't) make this decision for you. We might be able to suggest which one (and which system... each camera is only one part of a large system) might be more suitable based on your requirements or priorities... but that's going to be difficult since you haven't told us what your requirements or priorities are. :)
     
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    CANON CANON CANON

    OI OI OI
     
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    i am a beginner i have been wanting a camera that takes great pictures with out knowing alot but i will be learning as i go and want a camera that i can as i learn use more of the manual settings and i have decided on these two due to the size and the sturdyness of them and i also like the 5 fps continuous shooting
     
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    Well you just have to look at my sig, :).
     
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    I went to best buy today and felt both and i prefer the 30d's feel and the functionality seems to be better, although i have heard the colors on the d200 are a little richer and more vibrant, not sure if its true though. I couldnt tell a huge difference.
     
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    Currently it seems that the 30 d is "the" camera to have. But I personally would probably buy the D200. I'm mulling over that same decision in my head. Of course, I may end up buying a d50 instead and spend the extra cash on nicer lenses.
     
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    Go to a store that sells both, Hold them and determine which seems easier for you to use, including the ease of changing settings.
    BTW, I'm a Canon user.
     
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    Get whatever you like there is no perfect camera for everyone and another Canon vs. Nikon shootout is not going to answer this for you.
     
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    I tell yeah, the 30D does feel good in your hands, I've felt it before - but I ultimately went with the D200.

    Though honestly, the reason I went with the D200 is A. I already had a D50 B. Already had Nikon glass and C. I know the layout of the Nikon menu system like the back of my hand, the Canon seemed foreign to me.

    Part of me wish I would have gone back in time and told myself to buy a Canon, since 20 years later their dSLRs will handle low light a lot better but meh, I get by.
     
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    Exactly what he said, but, BTW, I'm a Nikon user.
     
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    If we all came to a consensus and agreed on the same camera of one brand, the other brands would be out of business. For that matter, if we all came to a consensus on the same camera, that manufacturer would only make that one camera model and would most likely drop all R&D funding.
     

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