Nikon or canon ( a real question)

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  1. StreetShark

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    Which company's cameras feel more solid, heavy and bigger? In other words, whats more solid, the D50 or the XT?
     
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    I don't even have to hold a D50 to guess it feels better than my XT. I love my XT but it does feel cheap. Funny that my P&S friends still call it "heavy" and "huge".
     
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    I have a D200. However, I have a friend with a D50 and one with an XT. I think that the D50 feels more solid, it has a bit more weight to it. Before I had gotten my D200 I was also looking at the Canon 20D and it feels far more solid than the XT and more like the D50, in my opinion.
     
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    Nikon cameras definitely have a more solid feel to them than any Canon I've touched. I love the feel of Nikon's DSLRs.
     
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    Hows the D80? I was looking at getting the D80 body with a AF-S 18-135mm G IF ED DX Lens then get a 50mm f/1.8 (or 1.4) for my birthday.
     
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    The Rebel feels alot like a really big point-n'-shooter. Nikon cameras (except the D40) feel like real SLR's.
     
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    Ok because thats a really big turn off for me. If I'm paying $800+ I want to feel like I'm getting what I payed for.
     
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    I love it! I believe it's actually lighter than the D50 (I could be wrong).
    Now I just wish that lens weren't as heavy!

    Have you held both the D50 and D80 in your hands? (as well as the canon)
    What feels "better" to you?
     
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    no I haven't held eather but I'm going to before I buy the camera.
     
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    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    After trying a friend's, may I reccomend a Nikon Nikkormat?
     
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    Nikon D50 w/0 battery = 1.2 lbs

    Canon 350D w/battery = 540g
     
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    you definitely should go feel them yourselves, not just ask people's opinions on a forum...

    but just to fit in I'll include my opinion :D

    i personally think the d50 is sturdier out of those 2. i doubt either brand is particularly studier than the other as a whole, each has their weaker and stronger cameras. i've held a 350d, a 20d, a 5d, and a 1d2n (but very briefly) for the canon, and a d50, d70, and d200 for nikon. i personally think the nikons are sturdier in the consumer (and seeping into the prosumer) range, while canon's 'pro' cameras, like the 5d (which isn't always considered a pro camera, but it seems to have a very sturdy and thick casing), 1d and 1ds series are more solid. their 1 series in particular are BEASTS.
     

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