Nikon vs. Canon?

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  1. chavite

    chavite TPF Noob!

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    Hi -

    I am currently camera shopping and I am debating over whether to buy the Canon Rebel (is digital rebel the same?) or a Nikon (D40, D80, or D200?)

    Does anyone have opinions on any of these models? Major differences, preferences, or anything else I should consider?

    It would be greatly appreciated. I am a newbie to the photography game... but I would like a quality camera that takes great shots.

    Thanks!!
     
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    Canon has a Digital Rebel, Digital Rebel XT and now a Digital Rebel XTi, (as well as Film Rebels).

    I can only vouch for Canon, never used Nikon. As a female (with small hands) the Digital Rebel XT seems very small (I am used to holding a 20D), but it is also nice and lightweight. I prefer the Canons, the menu settings are more natural to me, but Nikon users say the same.

    Go look at both brands if you do not already have a brand preference. Figure out which controls (menu and otherwise) feel more natural. The Canon bodies have gotten smaller, Im not sure about the Nikons. One might feel better in your hands.

    It also depends on your price range, the features (not as much as with P&S) but the D40 doesnt have all the features of a D70 lets say. If you know you want to shoot sports you gotta look at how many frames per second (fps) each can shoot. Also, megapixels, the more the bigger the print and better quality.

    Hope this helps :)
     
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    chavite TPF Noob!

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    Thanks! That helps some.

    Other than "preferred controls and feel" does either Brand take a better picture? I really want the quality to be top notch.
     
  4. Yes, they are the market leaders, take extrememly good pictures, and will out-last your skill set for years. Please run a search for Canon Nikon on this forum and read the threads of hundreds of others who ask this question every week.
     
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    chavite TPF Noob!

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    Sorry, not understanding. Which Brand are you referring to? Nikon or Canon?

    I am sure that I will purchase a Nikon or a Canon. Just not sure which one. Which is why I am asking for opinions. The cameras that seem nice are the Canon Rebel (Digital XTi?) and the Nikon D40, D80 and D200.

    Thanks again.
     
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    i have a nikon D50 and love it
    the bigger the number the better the camera naturaly, I would love to have a D200 but its out of my price range
    in chosing look at the cost of things you may buy in future ie extra lens, flash etc i think nikon can be expencive
     
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    Either will take great images. THere's a hair's breadth between them.... Both have features that may be better than the other.....

    As Iron says. Click that search button and insert "Nikon Canon" and read the hundreds of posts on this very subject.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    hmmm ...
     
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    Maybe I should edit my post.....

    It's not the camera that makes the shot.... it's the photographer.
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    oh my... another Nikon v Canon thread... the answer is short and sweet... either.... which ever feels best when you hold it.
     
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    The Holga!
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    hmm ... (does not comment on this sort of thread anymore)
     

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