Nikon D300 vs Canon EOS 5D?

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  1. bisp21

    bisp21 TPF Noob!

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    I know most people out there are either partial to Canon or Nikon, but I am wanting to get an unbiased positions on what a person preference would be if they had no ties to either camera (mean no lenses, etc) and was given the choice to take either camera. Starting from scratch with nothing...

    Your purpose in getting either camera is to have an all around camera allowing you the option to shoot still images, action shots, nature, landscapes, architechtural, weddings, etc. (basically anything and everything camera)

    Nikon D300 or Canon EOS 5D

    What would you choose and why?
     
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    deffinatly tagging along :)
     
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    Well...
    As far as photography is concerned, you can't go wrong with either brand. However, it's an established fact that owning a Nikon will improve your sex life.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is almost impossible to answer, since all of us usually only own one of those cameras, so nobody is really in the position to compare both.

    My advice, first decide if you want full frame, or a smaller format.
     
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    Stupid question if you want to know which one is a better camera. There are pros with D300's and ones with 5D's, there 2 different cameras. Everyone has difference aspects of a camera they appreciate the most and thus that decides which one to get.

    For an example. If i was a professional sports photographer i would be all over the D300. If all i did all day was work in a studio i would probably chose the 5D.
     
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    He is forgetting to add that the 5D can do that, AND can do your homework also.

    Go with the 5D
     
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    Wait! Isn't the 5D a professional camera and the D300 more or less built for advanced amateurs?
     
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    The 1d and D3 are professional cameras

    Both the 5D and D300 are just a step bellow. What makes the difference in pro cameras is the body's ruggedness and its more user friendly to professionals. But these cameras will all take around the same looking pics
     
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    Doubt it, I'm sure there are pros out there using D300's as backups.

    If price isn't a concern, there is probably going to be a replacement for a 5D soon, at least I know a lot of people are hoping that, but either way, both are great.
     
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    No the EOS-1 series (1D MIII, 1Ds MIII) is Canon's pro line. The 5D is a full frame top end prosumer camera.
     
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    Owning my D200, the sex life is much improved, and... I can now fly. But out of all honesty, I am a Nikon fan, always have been, cannons don't feel right to me. My mother has been shooting with Nikon's for a while so I kept with them.
     
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    Oh c'mon. Be serious.
     

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