Nikon=Canon

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  1. LuckySo-n-So

    LuckySo-n-So TPF Noob!

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    What are the Canon equivalents of these Nikons. I ask this because I hear all these Canon model numbers, and don't have a clue what the are, or what they do, with the exception of the 5d's, etc. When someone says "I have a Canon 50D," they might as well say "I shoot pictures with a bag of potato chips." I pretty much know the differences between all of the Nikons. If someone knows off the top of their head, that would be cool. Sorry Jerry, It would take me hours to research this, and I figure within a few posts, this list could be filled. I did a cursory search on TPF, and it would take me hours to piece this together as well.

    Thanks. Just curious, as I'm sure a lot of you are. I'm sure there are Canon shooters who don't know a D90 from a D200 from a D60.

    Nikon Canon

    D3x

    D3

    D700

    D300

    D200

    D90

    D80

    D60

    D40(x)

    Edit: I realize there will be subtle differences between "like" models and there won't be perfect matches, but y'all get the idea
     
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  2. Cero21

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    I'll guess I'll start! With one!

    D3x

    D3

    D700

    D300

    D200

    D90

    D80

    D60

    D40(x) = Rebel XT
     
  3. Katier

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    I agree it's confusing, one reason I like Pentax.

    Three cameras - easy :)

    FWIW according to Wikipedia :-

    Entry Level

    Pentax k-m
    Canon 1000D
    Nikon D40/60

    Mid Range
    Pentax K200D
    Canon 500D
    Nikon D90

    Enthusiast/Semi-Pro/High End
    Pentax K20D
    Canon 50D
    Nikon D300

    then 3 full Frame bodies
    5D Mk II - D700
    1D Mk III - D3
    1Ds Mk III - D3x


    The other models you list are older models.
     
  4. FrankLamont

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    All right:

    D3x - 1Ds MK III, 1D MKIII

    D3 - 1Ds MK II, 1D MK I/1DMKII

    (note: that's an estimate... 1Ds MKIII is the new pro costing $10,000 ~, 1D MK III is the new sporting 1.3x crop factor/focal length multiplier... really the 1D MK II, the original, had a rival in the Nikon 4MP D2H, and before that was the 1D MK I...)

    D700 - 5D MK I, but of course now there's the newer 5D MKII... the Nikon came in between these two

    D300 - EOS 40D, although now there's the 50D. Of course, semi-pro Canon's about $700 cheaper. Here, at least in Australia.

    D200 - EOS 20D (?), 30D (?), maybe 40D... can't really remember.

    D90 - in between Rebel series and Canon's semi pro.

    D80 - older version of D90 ---- ^

    D60 - EOS 450D, they will probably release a newer model to rival the 500D. 450D aka Rebel XSi

    D40(x) - theoratically it's the 400D/XTi... although there's now the 1000D, or XS, which is one step below the XSi (not really, but one or two less features and such, cheaper)... it's debatable.

    Some might say the D300 is positioned higher in a semi-pro pro range, rather than Canon's 50D/40D which is semi-semi pro... if you get me.

    Different levels, but they are allocated in the same and both, of course, are great.

    Generally, Sony has the best Image Quality, Nikon has the best ISO handling and Canon's in between. That's why I picked Canon. :) But all camera brands are good (mostly!)
     
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  5. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You're comparing megapixels / sensor size and not direct product placement, this is a losing game resulting in religous battles (Hey D700 is sooo much better than 5DMkII blah blah blah). Both companies produce things for different audiences in a slightly staggered price/performance fashion. But once can still consider the product placement and marketing, ignoring some outdated cameras and things become clearer, stars indicated who released the camera first indicating the other company was the answer to that market:

    D3x - 1Ds MkIII*
    D3 - 1D MkIII*
    D700* - 5D MkII
    D300* - 50D (not sure which came first)
    D200* (outdated) - 30D at the time
    D90 - 450D*
    D80* (outdated) - 350D
    D60 - 1000D*
    D40 (outdated) no competitor. It offered quite a bit more price performance than Canon's cheapest offering, hence canon released the 1000D.
     
  6. LuckySo-n-So

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    Thanks guys, I knew y'all would come through!

    Clears things up for me.
     
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    This is pretty good except the D40 having no competitor. I believe the D40 was a competitor for the Rebel XT/350d and D40x for the XTI/400d.

    D80 was not against the XT/350d in my opinion.....Then again, I think you are trying to compare the cameras with similar release dates since the D80 and 350d were released closer to the same time...even though actual comparison is closer with the D40 and 350d.

    That's just my food for thoughts.
     
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    Personally I don't think the 50D is a competitor for the D300
    and the D90 doesnt compete against the 500D/Ti because they are completely different product cycles and the Ti hasnt even shipped.
     
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    why isnt the 50d the D300's competitor? just curious...
     
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    The argument is that the 50D is a magnesium framed prosumer whereas the D90 is a plastic framed consumer model similar to the Rebels.

    The D90 is certainly a cut above the Rebel, but it's not a 50D. The T1i sports the same features as the D90 with more megapixels (15.1 vs. 12.9), higher ISO (12800 vs 6400), higher resolution HD video (1080 vs 720), etc. The T1i also is all plastic. I would say even though it's yet to hit the streets, it's the D90's direct competitor.

    The D300 is a cut above the 50D in my view, even though the design is slightly more dated. But the two are definately direct competitors.
     
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    I suspect most people would say that they are direct competitors.
     

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