Nikon vs. Canon

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  1. i Kandi Photography

    i Kandi Photography TPF Noob!

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    Im sure this has been asked a million times, but Im a newbie so I am asking again =)
    I am trying to make a decision between the Nikon D700 or the Canon 5D Mark ii. I'm looking for image quality and consistency (with and without flash) more so than anything and also low light shooting. I'm leaning towards the Nikon, but would like other views.
    Thanks!
     
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    HHmmm.....

    Ask Ken

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    Funnily enough I've just been searching for high ISO noise comaprisons between the Nikon D3 and the Canon 5DmkII as I've seen some amazingly clean shots taken with the Nikon taken at ISO 3200. (Yes I know the Nikon is much more expensive.)

    i kandi - you can try comparing the cameras image quality here: Welcome to dxomark.com (beta), a free resource dedicated to RAW-based camera image quality

    ...but that doesn't tell you much about consistency and real life situations.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Canon. But you could probably tell I would say that by my avatar... ;)




    Seriously - I don't think it really matters. They both make great cameras.
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good gravy, not again...

    They're both great. Neither of them make terrible cameras. Get whatever fits your hands and your workflow best.
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    want type of subjects are going to be shooting
     
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    Yes, the question is asked weekly. Don't take this the wrong way cause I don't mean for it to be snotty, but do you really need a pro grade camera if you don't even know enough about the brands to decide what you need? I just mean that most people are already loyal to a brand from previous cameras and equipment that they have built up by the time they get to the full frame cameras.

    Do you not have any other equipment?

    *edit: I see you have a website with professional services. What do you shoot with now and why would you change brands?
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well looking at your site I see you are already shooting. My question is which system are you already in lens wise. Both cameras perform close enough to each other that it comes down to which you are already using.
     
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    Hey cut the OP some slack. After all she is a Pentax user. She may not know the differences. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     
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    If you don't need the megapixels, go for Nikon. If you do, go for Canon.
     
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    This is pretty much it... if shooting speed is your number one factor, then go with the Nikon, if high resolution is important, go with the Canon. All indications are that the ISO performance between the two is pretty much identical.
     
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    i say....GET BOTH OF EM!!!

    hahaha never know when u need a back up cam!!!
     

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